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BIRDS (EXCEPT POULTRY)

Virginia regulations govern the entry of animals into the Commonwealth. If you are bringing an animal into Virginia, please click on the appropriate link below to find out what is required.

  • Poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, ratites, and game birds such as quail or partridge)
  • Primates (monkeys & apes)
  • Swine (including pet pigs)
  • Other Animals (such as reptiles, large cats, bears)

 

Virginia regulations govern the entry of animals into the Commonwealth. Details are available in Virginia’s Avian Entry Requirements.

Before bringing a wild or exotic bird into Virginia, check with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to ensure that possession of the bird is not prohibited or restricted.

If you are a resident of Virginia or are moving to Virginia, there are no entry requirements for you to bring in your personal pet birds.

If the bird is intended to be used for any purpose other than being a personal pet (such as offering it for sale or adoption, breeding it, or using it for promotional purposes) the bird will need to be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within 10 days prior to entry into Virginia.

Contact
If you have questions about Virginia’s animal admission requirements, please contact the Office of Veterinary Services.

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