Is it OK to ship a bird?
Probably not! Because birds can become stressed so easily, shipping can be extremely harmful or even fatal to them. Stress can drastically lower a bird’s immune response, making them far more susceptible to illness and disease than they normally would be.
How do you ship live birds?
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.
Does USPS deliver live animals?
Packaging of Live Animals: Since it does not meet Department of Transportation standards, USPS-produced packaging, including Flat Rate containers, is not eligible for shipping live animals.
How do you send a kitten in the mail?
You have several options for transporting your cat: shipping cats by air, you can drive it yourself, or use a cat transporter. Hiring a cat transporter to ship your cat is perfect if you cannot bring your cat with you or simply don’t have the time to arrange transportation yourself.
How much does it cost to ship live animals?
The cost to ship an animal is dependent on how far the animal is being shipped, any special needs the animal may have, and what kind of preparation you may need from the transporter. The average cost to ship an animal is $2.00 per mile for shorter distance transport and $1.30 for longer distance transport.
Can you ship animals through ups?
Live animals will only be accepted for transportation when shipped by any UPS service that guarantees delivery the next day. Shipments must not be offered to UPS on Fridays or before a holiday in the origin or destination country. All live animals offered for transportation must be in a new box.
Does FedEx ship live birds?
FedEx Express does not accept live-animal shipments as part of its regular-scheduled service and does not transport household pets such as dogs, cats, birds and hamsters. The shipper must have its packaging tested and pre-approved by FedEx Packaging Design and Development for the type of animal being shipped.
Can you fly a pet by itself?
Virtually all airlines accept pets in cargo except for Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and the smaller commuter airlines that do not have facilities for them. Hundreds of pets travel alone every day and arrive safely at their destination.