I am relocating to the DR next month. I made reservations for my two cats to be with me in the cabin. I was told that my parakeets would need to go thru cargo and to call a separate number.(Continental Airlines) I called the other number and was told that there is an "embargo" on birds. I called again, and was told that parakeets are domesticated house birds and may be allowed. Does anyone have any info for me? Many would say that they are only parakeets, however, there is some sentiment attached. They were my father's parakeets and I took them after he passed away. If anyone can give me advice I would SO appreciate it. I really want to take them with me! Thanks.