Britain/United Kingdom/England/Importing pets from Canada

Advertisement


Question
I am moving from Canada to England and am having an incredibly hard time finding steady, consistent information on shipping pet rats and reptiles; namely two sister fancy rats and a spotted python. Can anyone direct me to or fill me in with the correct necessary information please?

Answer
http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/contacts/

and

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/contacts/wildlife-pets-qa/

will be able to give you the definitive answer, as that is the relevant UK Government department.

A quick read seems to imply that as they're not EU based, you may have difficulties.


Alun Hill

Britain/United Kingdom/England

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Alun Hill MCIJ

Expertise

As a full time, UK based, travel journalist, I travel almost constantly around the whole of the UK, searching out restaurants, hotels and "must see" places. Visitors for both business and pleasure are welcome to ask questions. I almost always travel by public transport, so questions on rail, air and coach / bus travel are also very welcome. I also regularly write about and use the "Eurostar" rail service between London and Continental Europe - which uses a tunnel under the English Channel - so I am able to help with any questions there, too.

Experience

I'm a full time, UK based, travel journalist. I travel almost constantly around the whole of the UK, searching out restaurants, hotels and "must see" places for my readers. I have been writing about, filming and reporting from UK tourism destinations for over 12 years. I cover both "business" and "pleasure" trips for my readers.

Organizations
I am a member of the "Chartered Institute of Journalists" (the world's oldest professional body for journalists), the "British Association of Journalists" and "The International Travel Writers Alliance". I hold a full UK Press Card, issued by the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard, London.

Publications
National and local press in UK. Local and National TV in the UK and Europe (Germany, Hungary), reporting on travel and tourism in the UK.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.