There are many
scams out there, where individuals are selling or putting up for adoption, parrots (along with many other animals). These
individuals, most of whom are located abroad, make it seem that they will ship the birds to you easily. These are SCAMS.
Many scams originate in such countries as Cameroon. You need to check the routing and IP address of where the messages
originated from, and USE COMMON SENSE.
- Don't be taken
in by what seems to be an irresistable offer. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY.
- Never obtain a parrot
in this method. You will not wind up with a bird and wind up being a sucker to some thief who enjoys ripping you off.
- Once you've been scammed,
you will NEVER be able to recover your money.
- If you detect a scam involving animals,
notify the nearest FBI office, the USDA-APHIS, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service Law Enforcement right away.
It also helps to notify the national or international bird societies, for example, if you detect a scam involving Amazons,
contact The Amazona Society and The World Parrot Trust, along with the Avian Welfare Coalition.
- ADVISORY: Until
further notice, live avian commodities (including eggs for hatching) from the following countries or regions have been prohibited
entry to the United States due to the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,
Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cambodia, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel,
Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Palestinian Autonomous Territories, People's Republic of China, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea,
South Sudan, Sudan, Taipei Chinese/Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.