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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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Pet Birds

Bird species, other than those classified as poultry must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certification) written and signed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to entering the state.

"Poultry" means domesticated fowl, including the following:
(A) Chickens.
(B) Turkeys.
(C) Ostriches.
(D) Emus.
(E) Rheas.
(F) Cassowaries.
(G) Waterfowl.-"Waterfowl" means domesticated fowl that normally swim, such as ducks and geese.
(H) Game birds.-"Game birds" means domesticated fowl such as pheasants, partridge, quail, grouse, and guineas.
The term does not include doves and pigeons.