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Firefly

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:36pm

Firefly

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Posts: 5

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Location: Gandia

Joined: 26 Aug 2021

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:36pm

Good morning everyone,

I recently returned from Valencia.  I spoke with animal clinics and rescues near me - they had no further information but assumed that companion parrots would be grandfathered-in.    I did contact the Spanish Embassy and haven't heard back regarding a specific list of bird breeds, if any*.

Attached is the Health Certificate used to transfer pet birds to Spain in both Spanish and English link: https://www.mapa.gob.es/es/ganaderia/temas/comercio-exterior-ganadero/certificado_sanitario_introduccion_espana_aves_compania_tcm30-380422.pdf

Please contact Animal Control for further information.

Below is a recent media article found in Las Provincas: (translated by Google)

Animal Welfare Act: Bird species banned in homes and the existing legal loophole "The new regulations will enter into force in just a few weeks and introduce new developments in the possession of birds at home"

D. Merino

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 18:51 Updated 20:08h.

One of the laws that has caused the most in recent months is the Animal Welfare Act, a regulation that will enter into force on September 29 and that has in jeopardize much of the population, among other things, because of the possible consequences it can have on all those who have domestic animals in their homes or want to have one in the near future. It is not for the least in the face of the possible tsunami that the measure may have in the possession of pets, the rules for their care and civil liability insurance for which some data are still unknown.

Among the many novelties that the new law introduces, one of the most conflicting points is having to notify the pets that are owned and identify the pet so that the competent authorities can have a record of all of them in what has been called 'positive list'. Something that, depending on the animal you have, can significantly affect the owner and carry large fines.

Within a specific area of society, specifically those who have birds, depending on the species that has a certain doubt can arise about the legal possession and maintenance of it. Among the novelties introduced by law, the prohibition of the capture, possession, breeding and trade of wild birds is included, unless they are species authorized by the autonomous or state regulations.

This prohibition also affects birds living in freedom in the natural environment, such as jilgueros, verderones, grills or finches, among others. The aim is to avoid the plundering and predation of wildlife, as well as the health and environmental risk of its introduction in the domestic sphere.

However, the law does not prohibit the possession of domestic or exotic birds that have been raised in captivity and have documents proving their legal origin. These birds should be identified by ring or microchip and recorded in the corresponding municipal census. Among the most common species* that can be held as pets are the parakeets, canaries, lovebirds, parrots or cockatoos.

However, in the event of a prohibited animal, the relevant environmental authority of the Autonomous Community shall be informed in order to inform its species and that it can maintain the status of pet.

Finally, the regulations establish some minimum welfare conditions for domestic or exotic birds at home, such as having a space appropriate to their size and needs, providing them with a balanced diet, maintaining adequate habitat and animal hygiene, avoiding stress situations and providing the animal with adequate veterinary care."

I hope this helps.

Julie

**For those interested in joining a Spanish Parrot Club, please let me know.



Firefly

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2024 4:42pm

Firefly

Original Poster

Posts: 5

2 helpful points

Location: Gandia

Joined: 26 Aug 2021

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2024 4:42pm

Firefly wrote on Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:36pm:

Good morning everyone,

I recently returned from Valencia.  I spoke with animal clinics and rescues near me - they had no further information but assumed that companion parrots would be grandfathered-in.    I did contact the Spanish Embassy and haven't heard back regarding a...

... specific list of bird breeds, if any*.

Attached is the Health Certificate used to transfer pet birds to Spain in both Spanish and English link: https://www.mapa.gob.es/es/ganaderia/temas/comercio-exterior-ganadero/certificado_sanitario_introduccion_espana_aves_compania_tcm30-380422.pdf

Please contact Animal Control for further information.

Below is a recent media article found in Las Provincas: (translated by Google)

Animal Welfare Act: Bird species banned in homes and the existing legal loophole "The new regulations will enter into force in just a few weeks and introduce new developments in the possession of birds at home"

D. Merino

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 18:51 Updated 20:08h.

One of the laws that has caused the most in recent months is the Animal Welfare Act, a regulation that will enter into force on September 29 and that has in jeopardize much of the population, among other things, because of the possible consequences it can have on all those who have domestic animals in their homes or want to have one in the near future. It is not for the least in the face of the possible tsunami that the measure may have in the possession of pets, the rules for their care and civil liability insurance for which some data are still unknown.

Among the many novelties that the new law introduces, one of the most conflicting points is having to notify the pets that are owned and identify the pet so that the competent authorities can have a record of all of them in what has been called 'positive list'. Something that, depending on the animal you have, can significantly affect the owner and carry large fines.

Within a specific area of society, specifically those who have birds, depending on the species that has a certain doubt can arise about the legal possession and maintenance of it. Among the novelties introduced by law, the prohibition of the capture, possession, breeding and trade of wild birds is included, unless they are species authorized by the autonomous or state regulations.

This prohibition also affects birds living in freedom in the natural environment, such as jilgueros, verderones, grills or finches, among others. The aim is to avoid the plundering and predation of wildlife, as well as the health and environmental risk of its introduction in the domestic sphere.

However, the law does not prohibit the possession of domestic or exotic birds that have been raised in captivity and have documents proving their legal origin. These birds should be identified by ring or microchip and recorded in the corresponding municipal census. Among the most common species* that can be held as pets are the parakeets, canaries, lovebirds, parrots or cockatoos.

However, in the event of a prohibited animal, the relevant environmental authority of the Autonomous Community shall be informed in order to inform its species and that it can maintain the status of pet.

Finally, the regulations establish some minimum welfare conditions for domestic or exotic birds at home, such as having a space appropriate to their size and needs, providing them with a balanced diet, maintaining adequate habitat and animal hygiene, avoiding stress situations and providing the animal with adequate veterinary care."

I hope this helps.

Julie

**For those interested in joining a Spanish Parrot Club, please let me know.



Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

I received an email recently from the Spanish Embassy concerning the blanket ban on parrots... in summary, parrots are allowed to travel to Spain with their owners.  At this time (January 2024) Spain as no specific list on bird breeds. Below is the email I received word for word:

"Regarding your e-mail about the transportation of two parrots to Spain, we can provide you with the following information:

From the sanitary point of view, parrots may be introduced accompanied by their owners, as long as they meet the sanitary requirements for entry:

https://www.mapa.gob.es/es/ganaderia/temas/comercio-exterior-ganadero/desplazamiento-animales-compania/Viajar-con-mascota-aves.aspx 

This information is exclusively of a sanitary nature and does not include other provisions that may be applicable to your animal, such as the regulations concerning potentially invasive specieshttps://www.miteco.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/default.aspxor the CITES Conventionhttps://www.cites.org/eng

Regarding your specific query, the recently published Spanish Law on the protection of animal rights and welfare (Ley 7/2023, de 28 de marzo, de protección de los derechos y el bienestar de los animaleshttps://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2023-7936 ), without prejudice to the applicable animal health regulations or the CITES convention, we recommend you to read the  the fifth transitory provision (Disposición transitoria quinta) to assess if it can be applicable to your case:

The keeping of the individuals mentioned in the previous paragraph as companion animals may be authorized as long as it can be demonstrated that their acquisition or keeping is prior to the approval of the positive list of companion animals that corresponds to them and that the conditions of keeping are considered adequate, and this exception must be requested to the competent authority within a maximum period of six months from the approval of the list of companion animals that affects them.

***The mentioned positive list of companion animals will have to be yet developed and published within the delays established in the Law.

If you have any further doubts or queries you can contact the competent unit:[email protected]

We hope this information can be useful for you. 

Thank you, and best regards.

Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación / Office of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Embajada de España / Embassy of Spain

2375 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Teléfono / Phone: (202) 728-2339"

Kazza18

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:47pm

Posts: 28

8 helpful points

Location: Caudete

Joined: 15 Mar 2022

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:47pm

Firefly wrote on Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:36pm:

Good morning everyone,

I recently returned from Valencia.  I spoke with animal clinics and rescues near me - they had no further information but assumed that companion parrots would be grandfathered-in.    I did contact the Spanish Embassy and haven't heard back regarding a...

... specific list of bird breeds, if any*.

Attached is the Health Certificate used to transfer pet birds to Spain in both Spanish and English link: https://www.mapa.gob.es/es/ganaderia/temas/comercio-exterior-ganadero/certificado_sanitario_introduccion_espana_aves_compania_tcm30-380422.pdf

Please contact Animal Control for further information.

Below is a recent media article found in Las Provincas: (translated by Google)

Animal Welfare Act: Bird species banned in homes and the existing legal loophole "The new regulations will enter into force in just a few weeks and introduce new developments in the possession of birds at home"

D. Merino

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 18:51 Updated 20:08h.

One of the laws that has caused the most in recent months is the Animal Welfare Act, a regulation that will enter into force on September 29 and that has in jeopardize much of the population, among other things, because of the possible consequences it can have on all those who have domestic animals in their homes or want to have one in the near future. It is not for the least in the face of the possible tsunami that the measure may have in the possession of pets, the rules for their care and civil liability insurance for which some data are still unknown.

Among the many novelties that the new law introduces, one of the most conflicting points is having to notify the pets that are owned and identify the pet so that the competent authorities can have a record of all of them in what has been called 'positive list'. Something that, depending on the animal you have, can significantly affect the owner and carry large fines.

Within a specific area of society, specifically those who have birds, depending on the species that has a certain doubt can arise about the legal possession and maintenance of it. Among the novelties introduced by law, the prohibition of the capture, possession, breeding and trade of wild birds is included, unless they are species authorized by the autonomous or state regulations.

This prohibition also affects birds living in freedom in the natural environment, such as jilgueros, verderones, grills or finches, among others. The aim is to avoid the plundering and predation of wildlife, as well as the health and environmental risk of its introduction in the domestic sphere.

However, the law does not prohibit the possession of domestic or exotic birds that have been raised in captivity and have documents proving their legal origin. These birds should be identified by ring or microchip and recorded in the corresponding municipal census. Among the most common species* that can be held as pets are the parakeets, canaries, lovebirds, parrots or cockatoos.

However, in the event of a prohibited animal, the relevant environmental authority of the Autonomous Community shall be informed in order to inform its species and that it can maintain the status of pet.

Finally, the regulations establish some minimum welfare conditions for domestic or exotic birds at home, such as having a space appropriate to their size and needs, providing them with a balanced diet, maintaining adequate habitat and animal hygiene, avoiding stress situations and providing the animal with adequate veterinary care."

I hope this helps.

Julie

**For those interested in joining a Spanish Parrot Club, please let me know.



We would love to join. Finding suitable food for our AG (we are in the campo & no delivery company bothers to find us) is a problem. Even had to get food sent to Blighty & go and collect!!!!

nancybenn

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:45pm

Posts: 57

35 helpful points

Location: Oliva

Joined: 16 Mar 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:45pm

Kazza18 wrote on Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:47pm:

We would love to join. Finding suitable food for our AG (we are in the campo & no delivery company bothers to find us) is a problem. Even had to get food sent to Blighty & go and collect!!!!

Hi there

We buy dried food from Mercadona for our African Grey which, together with fresh fruit and veg, provide all that he needs.

pepsiaandniko1

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:31pm

Posts: 11

Location: Villamartin

Joined: 4 Sep 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:31pm

nancybenn wrote on Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:45pm:

Hi there

We buy dried food from Mercadona for our African Grey which, together with fresh fruit and veg, provide all that he needs.

To all Parrot Families

Regarding Parrot food we get our Parrot food direct from Mascota Sana who supplies us on direct delivery basis usually two days after we telephone them with our order and they use DHL delivery service.We have been using them since we came over two year ago from Brighton.

They supply us with Harrison food and also Nutriberries clasicos both of these foods are top grade

ADDRESS MASCOTASANA WORLDWIDE

B57617391 C/Fabrica n34bajos 07013

PALMA DE MALLORCA

TELEPHONE  0034 971 286 384

Please feel free to mention our custom with them       Maritza Heredia  Orihuela Costa. Alicante

Great Service they offer free delivery with orders over 35e i believe but please re-check

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Kazza18

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:49pm

Posts: 28

8 helpful points

Location: Caudete

Joined: 15 Mar 2022

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:49pm

nancybenn wrote on Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:45pm:

Hi there

We buy dried food from Mercadona for our African Grey which, together with fresh fruit and veg, provide all that he needs.

We only see seed based parrot food at our meeca

Kazza18

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:53pm

Posts: 28

8 helpful points

Location: Caudete

Joined: 15 Mar 2022

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:53pm

pepsiaandniko1 wrote on Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:31pm:

To all Parrot Families

Regarding Parrot food we get our Parrot food direct from Mascota Sana who supplies us on direct delivery basis usually two days after we telephone them with our order and they use DHL delivery service.We have been using them since we came over two year ago from Brighton.

They supply us with Harrison food and also Nutriberries clasicos both of these foods are top grade

ADDRESS MASCOTASANA WORLDWIDE

B57617391 C/Fabrica n34bajos 07013

PALMA DE MALLORCA

TELEPHONE  0034 971 286 384

Please feel free to mention our custom with them       Maritza Heredia  Orihuela Costa. Alicante

Great Service they offer free delivery with orders over 35e i believe but please re-check

We live in the Campo, no-one will deliver to us!! We have to get things delivered to correos and most companies refuse because it costs them more in money & time 🙄

pepsiaandniko1

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:31pm

Posts: 11

Location: Villamartin

Joined: 4 Sep 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:31pm

Kazza18 wrote on Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:53pm:

We live in the Campo, no-one will deliver to us!! We have to get things delivered to correos and most companies refuse because it costs them more in money & time 🙄

I am sorry to read this,but give them a try as they might be able to help you? Please tell me where Campo is as i have no idea where this is?

Kazza18

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:09pm

Posts: 28

8 helpful points

Location: Caudete

Joined: 15 Mar 2022

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:09pm

pepsiaandniko1 wrote on Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:31pm:

I am sorry to read this,but give them a try as they might be able to help you? Please tell me where Campo is as i have no idea where this is?

Literal translation is “field”!!!!!! Nearest town is Caudete, about an hour inland from Alicante 

debz1

Posted: Tue May 21, 2024 8:17am

Posts: 1

Location: Torrevieja

Joined: 21 May 2024

Posted: Tue May 21, 2024 8:17am

Hi we are hoping to move to Malaga at the end of the year. We have an African Grey - he is from a rescue but we are worried we are not going to be allowed to bring him? Is this so or is it just a matter of getting the correct paperwork and CITES certificate?

Debbie

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