An African Grey is a parrot. They are originally from Central Africa but they are quite easy to tame and they learn to talk quite easily so because of their popularity often they are bred in captivity. Ours has been with us for 35 years (Idi was a wedding gift, can you imagine
) He loves HD but Idi and I have agreed that we just maintain cordial relations that's all. Have been feeding him and cleaning his cage for 35 years, yet he does not miss an accasion to try and bite me.
Guinness the dog is about 6 or 7 years old we retrieved him from a kennel when he was about 2 years old, he is a terridoodle (a mix between a terrier and a poodle). The animals came with TAP, I think they have a flight from New York.
Check with your vet your pets will need to have several vaccines ie distemper and rabbies, they will have to have a chip, then about 6 months before the vet will have to draw blood and send it for a rabbies analysis. about 2 weeks before the flight they must go for a vet health check to see that they do not have any fleas, ticks or any other funny goodies on them, they also get a deworming pill, then you must go with all the documents to get them signed by the state vet (in South Africa the state vet certificate is only valid for 48 hours). Don't forget that you also have to get wooden travelling cages for them. In Johannesburg we were told not to give Guinness any calming pills, they prefer the animals to ba aware of their surrounds. They also tell you to put a blanket and an old Tshirt of yours inside the box and no water. Will try and find my old papers and see if I can find some info for dogs coming from the USA. Also go to expatsportugal.com, select their pets forum and read through it you might find some info in there.
Yes I am Portuguese but after so many years outside the country I speak portuguese mal e porcamente
HD is german but is going for portuguese lessons now he has already learnt the typical soccer stadium portuguese, now he is learning civilized portuguese! Bye for now, have to take Guinness out for his last walk of the night.