Full Title Name:  West's Georgia Administrative Code. Title 40. Georgia Department of Agriculture. Subtitle 40-13. Animal Health Division. Chapter 40-13-2. Interstate Movement Health Requirements. 40-13-2-.16. Exotic and Pet Birds.

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Country of Origin:  United States Agency Citation:  Agency Citation Agency Origin:  Georgia Department of Agriculture Last Checked:  June, 2013 Alternate Citation:  GA ADC 40-13-2-.16, 17 Date Adopted:  2003
Summary:

This Georgia regulation provides that all exotic animals and all non-traditional livestock entering Georgia must be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection identifying each animal with unique permanent individual identification.

40-13-2-.16. Exotic and Pet Birds.

(1) All exotic or pet birds entering Georgia for any purpose require a prior permit number from the Animal Health Section in Atlanta, Georgia at (404) 656-3667.

(2) All exotic and pet bird exhibitions and sales are required to have a permit. The exhibition or sale management is responsible for obtaining the permit by contacting the State Veterinarian at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the opening of the exhibition or sale. For additional information, call the State Veterinarian's office at 404-656-3671.

(3) The following birds are restricted from entry into Georgia except by special permit from the State Veterinarian:

(a) Java Rice Bird;

(b) Quaker or Monk Parakeet.

Adopted Feb. 6, 2003. Amended Sept. 22, 2011.

Authority: O.C.G.A. Secs. 4-4-1, 4-4-64, 4-4-65, 4-4-80, 4-4-83, 4-7-6, 4-10-7.1.

 

40-13-2-.17. Exotic Animals and Non-Traditional Livestock.

(1) All exotic animals and all non-traditional livestock entering Georgia must be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection identifying each animal with unique permanent individual identification.

(2) All llamas and alpacas entering Georgia must be identified by a USDA approved metal ear tag, unique and individual tattoo, notarized photograph, or an electronic identification device (microchip). If electronic identification is used the consignee is responsible for providing the appropriate reading device for verification. Castrated males are exempt from the individual identification requirements.

(3) All elephants and monkeys entering Georgia must be identified by a unique and individual tattoo or electronic identification device (microchip). If electronic identification is used the consignee is responsible for providing the appropriate reading device for verification. All elephants and monkeys entering Georgia must test negative to a USDA recommended tuberculosis test within twelve (12) months prior to entry. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division should be contacted prior to entry.

(4) All antelope entering Georgia must be identified by a USDA approved metal ear tag and an entry permit number must be obtained by contacting the Animal Health Section in Atlanta, Georgia at 404-656-3667. All antelope six (6) months of age and older must test negative to an official brucellosis test within thirty (30) days and test negative to a single cervical tuberculosis test within ninety (90) days prior to entry.

(5) All other cloven hoofed bovidae including bison, water buffalo, and exotic cattle breeds must meet the same interstate movement health requirements as domestic cattle to enter Georgia.

Adopted Feb. 6, 2003. Amended Sept. 22, 2011.

Authority: O.C.G.A. Secs. 4-4-1, 4-4-62, 4-4-64, 4-4-65. 

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