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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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We are moving to spain on the 10th feb,can we take our budgie

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we are moving to spain on the 10th feb,can we take our budgie in the car with us,xx
thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about traveling to Spain with your budgies.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. There are no restrictions on bringing birds from one EU country to another. You should have a health certificate issued by your local vet, however, within 5 days of your leaving the UK and it should be not only in English but also in Spanish. You also need to contact the French consulate if you're driving through the tunnel and then through France. You may also need to have the health certificate in French. This information is current as of 2012 and so it's imperative that you contact both the Spanish and French consulates to make sure that regulations haven't changed due to local disease outbreaks that I can't be aware of.