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I have a pilgrim parrot. Im flying, how do I take m with me?

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I have a pilgrim parrot. Im flying, how do I take him with me? he"s 14 yrs old.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 6 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 6 months ago.

Where are you planning to fly to?

Is Andy healthy otherwise?

When are you flying?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm flying to San Antonio, Tx. Andy is very healthy. I am moving there. I'm flying around th18th.
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 6 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question.

What airline are you flying?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm flying Southwest
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Maybe around the 18th.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
of July
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 6 months ago.

Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Luckily, Southwest is one of the airlines that doesn't generally allow animals to fly in the cabin, as long as they're small enough to fit in a carrier under the seat in front of the passenger.

The absolutely best thing to do would be to contact them and make sure that your parrot would be okay. You can find out more information about it here: https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/traveling-with-animals/index-pol.html

There is a $95 dollar pet travel fee, so I suspect as long as your parrot can fit in the carrier under the seat, there should be no problem, but I would touch base with them first. I know that dogs and cats need vaccinations prior to flying, so I would check with Southwest to make sure your parrot doesn't need something too.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What if I'm unable to take him, is there a bird orphanage near Palm Bay, Fl.
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 6 months ago.

There are a couple parrot rescues in Florida.

http://floridaparrotrescue.com/

http://www.marsparrots.org/

But I would definitely touch base with the airline first, just to check.

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