Bird Dealer Information Sheet

General Information

A person or business with a GDA animal shelter license must comply with the relevant regulations of the Georgia Animal Protection Act. All laws and rules, as well as relevant forms, can be found on our main Pets page.

Documents requiring a signature must be signed. All required documents must be available for inspection at the address listed on the bird dealer license.       

Recording Incoming Transactions

These incoming bird transactions must be recorded:

  • Purchase;
  • Live birth;
  • Custodial care (a paid custodial care provider must have a GDA kennel license);
  • Transfer;
  • Owner surrender;
  • Veterinary care return;
  • Customer return of live bird;
  • Consignment

Incoming records must contain

  • Date of transaction;
  • Name, address and phone number of the business or person where the bird was acquired;
  • Bird type and quantity;
  • License number if applicable

Inventory Requirements

See the monthly Bird Dealer – Inventory Form. 

Incoming Information Requirements

Follow GDA Animal Protection requirements. If a certificate of veterinary inspection is required, it must be available for inspection.

Impounding or Harboring Animals

To impound or harbor seized, stray, homeless, abandoned, or unwanted dogs, cats, and other animals, a facility must be operated by state or local government, or under a government contract with a GDA animal shelter license.