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***IMPORTANT NOTICE 16/7/2017*** - Unfortunately Birdline are now full with regard to rescue birds, and are currently UNABLE take additional birds into the charity. We will provide an update as soon as the position changes

WARNING – Please Be Aware 

If you are looking to re-home your parrot, please always use a reputable Parrot Rescue Organisation.

Always check to ensure the organisation you wish to use is registered with an approved organisation such as ‘The Charities Commission’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

WARNING – Please Be Aware

If you are looking to re-home your parrot, please always use a reputable Parrot Rescue Organisation.

Always check to ensure the organisation you wish to use is registered with an approved organisation such as ‘The Charities Commission’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

  
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8 Replies and 735 Views Nasal discharge  735  8 Started by  Linda Hammy my Amazon is looking well, he is eating well, but every so often he has a clear discharge from one of his nostrils, what could be causing this
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
22-10-2016 11:46 AM
1 Replies and 537 Views Grieving Birds  537  1 Started by  Heather Hi, has anybody found strategies to help with grieving birds.  We've lost a beloved budgie & I now have a 'crying', 'wailing' cockatiel (who thinks he is a budgie) and an upset other budgie.  The 3 of them shared a large cage.   I guess time is probably the best answer... but the wailing is really quite pitiful and heart wrenching. I've been spending more time talking softly to them and my female budgie seems to be responding to this a bit.... but not my cockatiel.  Many ...
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by  LindaJump to last post
21-10-2016 10:29 AM
1 Replies and 975 Views Limping Caique  975  1 Started by  nookey Hi We have had a black headed caique for about 6 months with no problems Age of the bird is unknown as we had it from the RSPCA Newport and they didn't know the age Got up this morning and the poor birdy is limping any advice before we take tiko to the vet Mark    
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
05-08-2015 9:19 AM
12 Replies and 1566 Views Urgent help needed :(  1566  12 Started by  PyscoFalcon Hiya all. I've come here as a last resort before having to rehome my parrot Merlin. Background I took in Merlin (will be 12 years ago this November) When I got her she was petrified of everything, had shredded wings and bashed up beak. Vet tested her for PBFD and Psitticosis and came back clear. We checked up with DEFRA as to what her leg ring ment and what bird she was. Turns out that the leg ring led to a Spanish vet. Also she's a White-eyed conure. Anyway at the time I bred a few smaller...
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by  PyscoFalconJump to last post
03-03-2015 3:11 PM
9 Replies and 4066 Views Greenwing Macaw with Asthma Complications  4066  9 Started by  Flash Apologies but this is a long and complex post... Chilli is a 7 year old Greenwing Macaw, previously in excellent health. We shared our lives with a CAG, but on Halloween Chilli suffered what appeared to be an asthma attack. She had a few of those 6 years ago, which we eventually traced to a wood burning stove, and there had been no recurrence since we stopped using the stove. The attack wasn't too severe. I'm not exactly sure when it started as I was out at the time, but as soon as I came ...
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by  MelJump to last post
17-12-2013 7:12 PM
0 Replies and 948 Views French moult  948  0 Started by  reclaimingrebus Just a quick question...is it only budgies that get French moult or do other parrots get it as well
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10-12-2013 4:08 PM
0 Replies and 1296 Views Cage-bound Birds from a fb link  1296  0 Started by  Sue C Cage-bound Birds Training your Parrot ... Resolving Behavioral Problems ... Foraging Cage-bound Bird: Underlying Causes and Symptoms: A cage-bound bird is one who will not leave his or her cage. It is an attained phobia. I parallel this condition to agoraphobia -- the generalized fear of a bird to leave his or her home or a small familiar 'safe' area. This anxiety disorder is usually caused by a lack of socialization and long-term neglect. Birds, bought as pet, are initially provided out...
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16-11-2013 6:44 AM
0 Replies and 1063 Views feather issues  1063  0 Started by  reclaimingrebus Tom (bf ammie) seems to be perpetually moulting.. He sheds flight feathers frequently and his head always seems to have pin feathers coming through on his head and just above his beak.he eats well,I spray him regularly,and will bathe in his water bowl when it suit him.there is little damage to any feathers I find.is there anything I should be doing he must find the constant pin feathers really irritating.other than those areas his plumage is in really good condition and He's his usual gobby fei...
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09-11-2013 5:42 PM
1 Replies and 2102 Views Emergency Care/ Parrots Suffering Head Trauma And Or Concussion  2102  1 Started by  J & S Found this and thought it was a good and beneficial read, obviously I hope none of us are in this situation. Emergency care Parrots suffering head trauma or concussion I received a phone call today from a very distraught owner who’s parrot had flown full tilt into a window. The parrot was unresponsive, suffering wing droop, unable to perch and in severe shock, all signs of concussion or potential cerebral hemorrhaging. The obvious by I Want This' id='_GPLITA_0' style='text-decor...
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by  DiJump to last post
26-10-2013 6:58 AM
11 Replies and 2574 Views biting and squawking out of control  2574  11 Started by  Donna Jones Hi I am new to this site, I'm looking for some help and advice, I took in an amazon parrot over 2 years ago now, not knowing anything about them we have just spoilt him I think. He has always been a squawker and has never liked my daughter, I have never been able to have him out if she is in the same room, he will attack her, but he has also now started attacking me for no reason and biting which is quite vicious, he can be so loving and then just change and I have had some nasty bites of him, ...
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by  DiJump to last post
10-08-2013 6:32 AM
2 Replies and 1370 Views Back to the vets  1370  2 Started by  Kanundra Bobby's last broken feather on one side has had a little blood now and then, and speaking to the birdline vet from Cheshire today seems that this last feather has to come out too. Also noticed a tiny bit of blood on him tonight so he's going in. He won't like it, but better than him bleeding out. He's only tiny. 80g so a few drops of blood to him is important.  And I really don't want to have him start feeling under the weather or getting weak or sick.  Vets it is, will keep you ...
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29-06-2013 3:36 PM
6 Replies and 1626 Views Lop sided?  1626  6 Started by  Kanundra We've had Bobby near 6 weeks now. And in that time, due to his over excitement he'd managed to bend two of his large flight feathers.  Following a visit to the vet, they were subsequently pulled as they were blood feathers and although he'd managed to chew one off, the other was at an akward angle and as soon as the vet moved it, it started bleeding.  Well, he managed to get a strop on yesterday and subsequently bend the last one. Which he then chewed off within a one small ...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
18-06-2013 1:07 PM
14 Replies and 1776 Views feather problems  1776  14 Started by  Paul Hi I have a scarlet macaw called ruby who has taken to feather plucking under her wings, She is about 10 years old and not the best behaved when it comes to being handled. She was not hand reared and although she has her soft moments I think she suffers from nervous aggression. I was appalled to read that although I have paid an expensive insurance policy since having her they will not cover treatment for feather plucking. Getting her to a vet is a major mission and after reading inf...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
01-06-2013 4:09 AM
9 Replies and 1785 Views Vet listings  1785  9 Started by  Helen W I'm not sure who updates the vets lists but I have discovered that the Bird of Prey Centre in Knutsford (which I know Kim and Kerstin have used for SH birds) is not on the vet listings. There's no problems with the boys, I was just looking up avain vets for the girl in work who is planning on taking on some chickens and was asking in advance. Could this vet be added to the list please
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by  SharonHJump to last post
23-04-2013 4:58 AM
1 Replies and 1859 Views Help- Odd behaviour in Amazon  1859  1 Started by  MelBooth Recently, Zippy, my orange winged amazon, has been travelling to the bottom of his cage and screaming. It isn't his usual morning/evening scream, it's a lot lower and he seems to be distressed, but I can't find any cause. He's done it three times in the past two days and I'm very worried. He isn't falling to the bottom of his cage, I've seen him walk down and he'll cluck a little before making his way to the corner to stand there and scream. When I pick him up, he'll stop and he's fine almost im...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
05-01-2013 12:12 PM
23 Replies and 3149 Views Emergency - Door Accident  3149  23 Started by  Doug
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Hi all, Ive just had a terrible accident with Raiden. In short he got caught in a closing door and looks dazed and is falling forward when he tries to walk. He has taken flight and is able to do so, his wings appear to be ok, his legs appear to be articulating normally (not broken), and he is breathing ok and is able to hang on with his beak to the cage bars. I *think* the area between the sternum and beak may be sticking out, but Ive never been able to handle him so dont know what this area ...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
30-12-2012 12:53 PM
6 Replies and 1720 Views Raiden, his yelling and my shiftwork  1720  6 Started by  Doug Hey all, So Raiden my rescue cockatiel came to live with me almost 8 months ago via the Socttish SPCA. He was originally handed in due to 'keeping the baby awake', he was 6 years old at the time and aparently female (but not). As I volunteer there and was considering a cockatiel at the time I decided to take him but its become clear he has a bit of a yelling issue. I ignored it as best I could for the first 7 months but its not improved at all. The past few weeks I have swi...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
24-12-2012 11:20 AM
2 Replies and 1409 Views Cold in humans???  1409  2 Started by  Deb Tux could anybody tell me is it possible if birds can catch the cold/flu from humans i have got a stinker at the moment and just sat here thinking if and when I get a bird would he/she be able to catch it off me
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by  Deb TuxJump to last post
24-11-2012 9:39 AM
2 Replies and 1627 Views Can a lovebird bond with a budgie?  1627  2 Started by  happy hopping I saw a local ad. that some1 wants to sell her birds.  And she has 1 lovebird bonded with a budgie.  And that's new to me.  Is it common for a budgie to bond w/ a lovebird  Any1 recommend this move
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by  steve bJump to last post
23-11-2012 5:27 AM
7 Replies and 1923 Views eye problem  1923  7 Started by  rocksteady hello, I have a Crimson Rosella which has got what looks like a cataract in his left eye. i havent seen this before till the other night.  Can anyone tell me what it is, how I can help Charlie, will he be blind, etc.  I am so worried that I have done something wrong...Can you advise me please E D
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11-07-2012 11:10 AM
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