Bringing your pet to Spain – Birds, rabbits and other animals

Not all domestic animals are dogs or cats and when it comes to travelling, different considerations must be taken.

Prior travelling with your pet, you should verify it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Birds, tropical fish, reptiles, or rodents or rabbits must have a health certificate to enter Spain . Depending on the specie the requirements will be different. You must inform yourself about specific requirements for your pet in the Spanish Consulate abroad or in the government wepage.

Once all permits and documents necessaries are fulfilled, you should seek for the best way of transportation.

If you are planning to come to Spain by plane, be aware of the airline rules.  You can take your pet on flights of less than ten hours, however most of airlines will normally insists in a special type of container and may have extra charges. Check the International Air Transport  Association (IATA) Webpage before your departure.

You should compare other transport options apart from airplane such as Pet Shippers companies.

If you are thinking of buying a house in Spain and want to bring your pet with you we hope  this guide helped you to get a better understanding of how is the procedure and which steps you must follow. If you want to keep reading more regarding Laws about Potentially Dangerous Dogs or diseases and danger for pets in spain, check the links!