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  • Captive Bred Wildlife Permit Information

  • USDA is still accepting written comments until October 29, 2020 


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  • USDA Animal Care Welfare Inspection Procedures for Birds FAQ Updated Feb 22, 2022


  • How do I apply for license or registration under the AWA?
    To learn more about licensing or registration under the AWA or to apply, please visit the USDA APHIS website:



  • (Updated Mach 20, 2024) – On February 21, 2023, APHIS published a final rule in the Federal Register establishing new welfare standards for birds. These regulations ensure the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of birds regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

    APHIS phased in the avian regulations for current and new licensees and registrants:

    • August 21, 2023: Currently licensed or registered facilities must become compliant.
    • February 21, 2024: New licensees or registrants must become compliant.

    This page provides a general overview of the welfare standards for birds and includes resources to help current and new licensees and registrants be compliant.


  • USDA Animal Care Welfare Inspection Procedures for Birds – Last Modified: February 19, 2024


  • AWA Standards for Birds Last Modified: April 01, 2024


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