Pet Birds (non-poultry avian)

General Information

Non-poultry avian is any species of bird that is not considered poultry. Poultry includes chickens, guinea fowl, turkeys, waterfowl, pigeons, doves, peafowl, and game birds under the husbandry of humans.

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Coming into Michigan from Another State (import)

Non-poultry avian must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by an United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal's state of origin.

  • Please note that Michigan does not issue entry permits for pet birds (non-poultry avian) to be imported.  Therefore, no permit number is required to be written on the interstate certificate of veterinary inspection.

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Exhibition (Show, fair demonstration or display) Requirements

  1. There are no specific requirements for non-poultry avian moving within the state for exhibition.
  2. Non-poultry avian being imported from out-of-state for exhibition must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by an United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal's state of origin.
  3. Contact the exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

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Moving within Michigan (intrastate)

There are no specific requirements for intrastate movement.

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Leaving Michigan to go to Another State (export)

Please contact the state of destination. AHO contact information by State.

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International Movement

The State of Michigan has no specific requirements for pet birds moving from a different country into the state. Please visit USDA's pet travel website to check for requirements from other agencies.

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