2019 Georgia Code
Title 4 - Animals
Chapter 10 - Dealers in Exotic Birds and Pet Birds
§ 4-10-7.2. Importing psittacine or exotic birds deemed potential carriers of disease; list of birds; restrictions; quarantine; violations

Universal Citation: GA Code § 4-10-7.2 (2019)
  • (a) As used in this Code section, the term "psittacine birds" includes birds commonly known as parrots, Amazons, African grays, cockatoos, macaws, parrotlets, beebees, parakeets, lovebirds, lories, lorikeets, and all other birds of the order Psittaciformes.

  • (b) It shall be unlawful to bring into this state any psittacine bird or other exotic bird designated by rule by the Commissioner of Agriculture as a potential carrier of disease coming directly or indirectly from outside the United States unless the bird was brought into the United States in conformity with the quarantine regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • (c) The department may quarantine, seize, and destroy any bird brought into this state in violation of this Code section and any bird exposed to a bird brought into the state in violation of this Code section.

  • (d) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


Code 1981, § 4-10-7.2, enacted by Ga. L. 1984, p. 1216, § 1; Ga. L. 1985, p. 149, § 4.

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