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Canada Travel

Sources of Information
According to United Staes Depratment of Agriculture /Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) and the Canadan Food Inspecion Agency (CFIA), there are no regulations or restrictions on domestic rabbit or pet guinea pigs traveling into each country. Here are excerpts and the respective web sources of the information we have reported:

Bringing Rabbits or Guinea Pigs to the United States from Canada:
USDA/APHIS does not have animal health requirements for the importation of rabbits or guinea pigs provided they have not been inoculated with any pathogens for scientific purposes. If the latter is the case, they require an import permit (VS Form17-129) and can only be released to an approved laboratory. Source: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/animal_imports_pets.shtml

Bringing Rabbits or Guinea Pigs to Canada From the United States:
Domestic or pet rabbits imported from the United States must be presented to Canada Border Services Agency staff upon entry.

The importation of pet rabbits does not require import permits or health certificates.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency does not permit the importation of:

1) prairie dogs, gambian pouch rats, or squirrels from any country; or
2) any rodents from Africa.

Rodents [such as guinea pigs] , other than those identified in 1) and 2) above, can be imported into Canada without an import permit, health certificate, or inspection(1). 1 Part XII of the Health of Animals Regulations applies to the transportation of all animals and an inspection related to humane transport may be conducted. Source: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/import/petse.shtml

Note: While all of the information provided herein was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, CRCS can not be held responsible for error or ommision. The sources are listed above so that exhibitors to and from Canada can verify or seek any updates on information.