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Old 07-10-2015, 09:48 PM
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I am re-homing one of my budgie from NJ to TX please give advice how to do it. I know USPS does that but i don't know which box to use or how do i put water in the box. I think it will take one day transit. Please advice it's very very important.

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Old 07-10-2015, 09:59 PM
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Here's an interesting link for shipping via USPS: Backyard Chickens: Shipping Live Birds While the link is tailored for chickens, it may be helpful for you.

Keep in mind that the link is 2+ years old and related to post office stuff, so there are things that may have changed.

I'm a little wary of shipping out live animals via USPS (if only from working with mass amounts of shipments in my youth and not being overly impressed with how boxes/parcels were often handled), but perhaps someone around here has had a positive experience with it.
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I would not have any live animal shipped via USPS, I think it is a big mistake judging from how packages are handled and you cannot be sure of transit time or handling procedures. If you want to ship you should use the airlines.
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I also would be very reluctant to do this. Can the new owner arrange a flight which would be far quicker and easier on the budgie.
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Thank you all for your reply, i am also very reluctant to do that, that's why i asked advice from you guys. I was re homing to pet store first by my young cousin 9 years old has one parakeet there is and he is in love with birds since very young. He cannot come here via flight or any other transit method. I guess i would re home to pet store. Thanks for the USPS link you mentioned the bird should be 2 years old it was not into my knowledge. The budgie i have is less than year so i will not take a chance. Tonight i see both my budgies are getting along better than before. May be i will give them some more time.

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In my opinion, trying to ship a budgie via USPS would be extremely unsafe and irresponsbile.

In any event, it is NOT legal to do so.

According to USPS regulations, a bird must weigh a minimum of 6 ounces which equals 170 grams.
526.4 Adult Birds
526.41 General
Disease-free adult birds may be mailed domestically when shipped under all applicable governmental laws and regulations, including the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and any state, municipal, or local ordinances. Mailers must comply with all applicable governmental laws and regulations, including the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and any state, municipal, or local ordinances. Mailings must also be compliant with the requirements provided in USPS Publication 14, Prohibitions and Restrictions on Mailing Animals, Plants, and Related Matter, Chapter 5. In addition, each container or package must be marked as required by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under 50 CFR 14. Adult birds must be properly packaged and able to sustain shipment without food or water because liquids, moisture, and loose foodstuffs can cause damage to the shipping container, other mail, and Postal Service equipment during transport.
526.42 Mailability Requirements
Adult birds are mailable only when sent under the following conditions:
The shipment is mailed using Priority Mail Express service.
Each bird must weigh more than 6 ounces and no more than 25 pounds.
The number of birds per parcel must follow the container manufacturer limits.
The mailer must secure containers approved by the manager, Product Classification (see 214 for address).
A mailing container must be used that is constructed by a USPS-approved manufacturer listed on the RIBBS website at https://ribbs.usps.gov.

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Good advice Deb. I agree with you 100%.
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