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Mix-Up In Mexico

Moving the flock south of the border proved to be a life or death saga

By Sunny Snow

A family moves from the United States to Mexico with their pet birdsMoving to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula appealed to us: tropical climate, friendly people, rich culture, excellent medical/dental facilities and an inexpensive way of life. Still, we were amazed to find and buy a house along the Yucatan coast in the fishing village of Chuburna Puerto on our first visit.

Once renovations were complete, we planned our move with our family: Picabo, an umbrella cockatoo; Scion, a bronze-winged Pionus; Squeaky, a sun conure; and three rescued rabbits. The research to bring birds into Mexico took nearly two years, including contacting numerous United States and Mexican government agencies.

Read Sunny Snow's article "Taking Pet Birds To Mexico" here.

**For the full article, pick up the March 2009 issue of BIRD TALK**

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