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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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6 Replies and 2479 Views How you can help Birdline, without fostering or safehousing!    2479  6 Started by  SharonH Firstly check you membership profile, click on your name which you should see in blue on the top right of the page. Go down to the bottom of the page and click the Giftaid button. This does not affect your tax status in any way, but means that BL can claim back tax you have already paid on your membership donation   Do check the terms and conditions first, but if you are a UK taxpayer, and pay more than £6.25 tax per year, you should qualify.   Secondly, do you shop online o...
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
19-09-2013 2:32 PM
0 Replies and 1347 Views How to post pictures - Photobucket website    1347  0 Started by  Nina Hi all! This is an attempt to help people understand how to create a photobucket account, and how to post pictures on the forum using photobucket. All pictures are 'clickable' and will take you to a larger version of the picture. First of all you need a photobucket account, which is absolutely free. Go here: PHOTOBUCKET and this is what you will see:  Click on the big yellow button that says 'Sign Up For Free' and it will take you here:  As you can see, there are sever...
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26-03-2013 7:01 AM
0 Replies and 1798 Views How to add a picture to your post      1798  0 Started by  Deleted User Okay, here we go! First, you need to host your picture at photobucket, imageshack or some other image hosting website. This is because in an effort to reducde cost to Birdline, we have stopped the ability to upload pictures. Once you have your picture hosted, you should have a link to the picture. Example URL&160;(Web Address) from Imageshack: http://img17.imageshack.us/my.phpimage=bobby.jpg So, you have got your URL (Web Address) for the picture. You can now click on the Image Ico...
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0 Replies and 1991 Views How do I change my name?      1991  0 Started by  Deleted User If you would like to change the name displayed to the left hand side of your posts.. Then follow this simple procedure. First of all, at the top of the web page, click on the Profile button in the menu bar. Once that has loaded you will note in the first section a field called Display Name. This is where you enter the name you wish to use on the forums. Once finished, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click 'Update Registration'. Job Done. &160;
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26-02-2009 2:07 PM
3 Replies and 698 Views Domestic budgies into aviary  698  3 Started by  randal_bond Hi, I am currently facing a dilemma of rehoming my three 5 and 7 y.o. budgies (you can see my ad on Preloved called Three budgies to rehome together NOT to aviary) http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/116149746/three-budgies-to-rehome-together-not-to-aviary.htmllink=2Fclassifieds2Fpets2Fbirds  I hardly get any response, probably because nobody wants three budgies together that are not young anymore and not for breeding.  What is your opinion on rehoming domestic budgies into...
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
04-02-2017 8:52 AM
12 Replies and 1665 Views looking to safehouse who should I contact  1665  12 Started by  Healey_ger Good evening, we have just become new members, I have been on this site for 6 months beforehand doing my research, and as a family we have come to the conclusion that we would like to safehouse and maybe foster in the future when the right bird finds us, however being all the way down in Cornwall where there seems to be far and between parrots needing re-homing i think we are a long shot of helping. My main question is help i cant find a ACO for Cornwall on the contact on a manager who covers ...
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22-09-2016 1:28 PM
2 Replies and 1567 Views Paid but not full member  1567  2 Started by  Abby Hello! I've paid my £25 to become a full member but I can't access the re-homing application! What should I do Thanks! 
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28-12-2014 4:17 PM
1 Replies and 1869 Views Selling things for birdline  1869  1 Started by  Samsilversone At the moment I am collecting feathers from my cockatoo (Naturally dropped not plucked. He's very good not to pluck. The bird is in very good health) and just making jewellery out of them for a hobby. I was wondering how I would go about selling any (even non feathered jewellery) when I have enough or even taken some and selling them at shows. I understand this could take a little under a year to do but If I did have enough how would I go about doing that.  If any one in the area wants...
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by  RachelJump to last post
04-06-2014 9:26 PM
4 Replies and 2093 Views Re-homing application - error on form  2093  4 Started by  Ty (ACO Leicestershire) Hi. I can see the drop down list has been removed from the foster application form (as the new birds did not appear) and has returned to a free text entry field but the application process is not working. It isreturning the form asking for a bird selection to be made. Ty
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
28-05-2014 4:20 PM
3 Replies and 1862 Views Foster Parrott application  1862  3 Started by  chris Morning I am a bit stuck I've filled in three applications for fostering a parrot I made a call this morning to bird line and the told me you can only put one application in how do I let you know which is my 1st choice many thanks Chris.
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by  DebsJump to last post
29-05-2013 2:39 PM
8 Replies and 3427 Views Beginner's problemos  3427  8 Started by  Scott Good Morning  Due to the unique way my estranged Wife knows everything, after only two weeks, she has discovered that Maxamillion Parrotus (AKA The Blue Max), Blue Fronted Amazon, is a lot of work and great drain on her free time. Max has now taken up residence with me in my small ground floor flat. I knew this would happen sooner or later, i just did not expect it yet. Max does know me and we are bonding and he will see Edward, my Son and heir, three or four days a week, so there is ...
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21-05-2013 12:50 PM
5 Replies and 1751 Views Second hand cage  1751  5 Started by  Scott Greetings Pop Pickers  I am on a limited budget and trying to acquire a cage for the Parrot i don't have the money to buy. I have seen a couple of cages on eBay that have a little rust on them. Is it safe to repair and paint with something like Hammerite™ Thanks Scott
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15-05-2013 4:08 PM
7 Replies and 2484 Views how do i put a bird from my safe house up for adoption?  2484  7 Started by  bumblebeecakes hi i have a bird i have been helping and is now ready for adoption, but, i dont know how to up load it and where
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by  SharonHJump to last post
23-04-2013 9:47 AM
5 Replies and 1566 Views Is it me?  1566  5 Started by  SharonH Or is anyone else having problems with the PDF version of the LLC I downloaded it and sent it to a donor, who couldn't open it, and when i tried, neither could I.   So, is it me, my 'older browser', or a glitch!
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by  SharonLJump to last post
19-04-2013 4:01 PM
5 Replies and 1493 Views rehoming list update notifications  1493  5 Started by  Ty (ACO Leicestershire) Hi, I have rehoming list updates notifications ticked but I don't receieve the email notifications.  Does anybody else experienced this problem.  (it's been like this since I joined, not a recent problem).   Ty 
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21-03-2013 8:05 AM
2 Replies and 1443 Views Changing avatar  1443  2 Started by  Lynn I have been trying to change my avatar, it keeps saying uploading gets to 100 and nothing happens, the old pic is still there.......... H E L P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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by  LynnJump to last post
19-02-2013 2:54 PM
11 Replies and 3167 Views how do i contact the re homing team direct  3167  11 Started by  nickyred hi all need to pm tracey elphick direct , but cant find out how to do it any help would be fab many thanks nickyxxx
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27-01-2013 4:43 PM
0 Replies and 1324 Views Food For Congo African Greys  1324  0 Started by  Sue Which Food in your opinion is the best for the Congo African Grey   Mostly Sky eats fresh fruit and veg which I prep while making breakfast and dinner for the family. She also eats Johnston & Jeff African Grey Low Sunflower Food.
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18-11-2012 3:50 AM
16 Replies and 2432 Views Uploading pictures onto the Forum  2432  16 Started by  SharonL Where has the insert image icon gone when trying to upload from Photobucket There is an Image Editor but although I try and insert the Photobucket link, nothing seems to happen I know I can just put the link but prefer to put the photos on.
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26-08-2012 6:38 AM
5 Replies and 1967 Views Can't Put Pics up, or even a link to Photobucket!  1967  5 Started by  Doddie Kent I can't seem to put pictures up on the forum, not even links to Photobucket... why I seem to be blocked somehow, although I can access posts on the forum, and reply as normal. I feel puzzled. It's a pity, too, because I have the loveliest little guy in my house, it took me ages to identify him, and I wanted to put pics of him up to see if anyone else would recognise the breed. I've tried (well, my son-in-law has tried) all obvious avenues, but nothing. Arrrgggghhhhhh! Doddie
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