I am aware of the veterinary requirements for me to take my cats to France when I move there, but what of my Budgie and my Koi carp? Will I be able to take them, and what do I need to do at the vets, and paperwork-wise for their move.
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There is an EU Regulation (no 998/2003) that governs the movement of pets within the EU. The rules apply not only to dogs and cats, but also to birds and fish as these are all listed in Annex I to the EU Regulation.
Article 7 specifies that birds and fish do not need a rabies vaccine.
Article 9 specifies that birds and fish need to be issued with a model certificate of health.
However, to date no specific model certificate has been approved by the EU institutions for birds or fish.
I would therefore suggest that you contact your vet and ask him to issue a pet passport in EU format for each of your budgie and fish. The parts that do not apply (eg. microchip, rabies vaccination, tick treatment, etc) should just be struck out.
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