USPS® Container Requirements for Adult Birds

Disease-free adult birds may be mailed domestically when shipped under all applicable governmental laws and regulations, including the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and any state, municipal, or local ordinances.

Which mailing service should be used?

Shipment of adult birds must use Priority Mail Express service.




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USPS® Container Requirements for Adult Birds

This document describes requirements for bird containers, which must be designed with consideration of the birds' comfort, awareness, health, and welfare.

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Toy Propellant Devices

The proper shipping name for a mailable toy propellant device is “model rocket motor” or “igniter.” A device that is assigned identification number NA0323 or UN0454 and classed as a Division 1.4S explosive is eligible for mailing in domestic mail via surface transportation only, provided that all requirements are met and the device is properly package. See specifications in 341.22a.


Required prior written Authorization must be obtained from: