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***IMPORTANT NOTICE 6/4/2018*** - 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’ 

Please note that we only operate in England, Scotland and Wales. Birds going to be re-homed or safe housed must stay in one of these three countries 


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5 Replies and 1068 Views Rehomeing.  1068  5 Started by  pwh101 Hi, is it Ok to ask to change the Bird I’m fostering There's nothing wrong with her, she’s friendly and never bites, it’s just that I'm not really getting the companionship I was hoping for. She is fixated on food food food. She does nothing but eat or search for food. She will step up on command but will be off in no time on another search. I was warned about her problem and that she was very over weight and I have maintained the strict feeding regime. I have tried my very be...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
18-03-2014 2:59 PM
6 Replies and 1467 Views rehomeing, and awaiting home visit  1467  6 Started by  kenneth burton hi all, it seams ages since i applied for a bird, but as of yet nothing, still not had any phone calls about him, plus not had any calls about a home visit, i no people are busy, in in all day, thanks all
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by  kenneth burtonJump to last post
06-03-2014 1:38 AM
0 Replies and 836 Views Rehoming List Update - 4th March 2014  836  0 Started by  Debs Birds Removed from the list   Companion Birds Percy & Alex the Quakers - 2840513 & N60 Happy & Kiki the Jenday Conure & Quaker - 1218 & 1927 Edward the Mealy Amazon – 570312 Berkeley the Eclectus – 2200413 Paula & Coco the Congo African Greys – 1950413 Percy the Senegal – C94 Oscar the Orange Winged Amazon – 2160413 Eric the Blue Fronted Amazon – 1810313 Charlie the Orange Winged Amazon – 7461212 Coco the Re...
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04-03-2014 4:40 PM
18 Replies and 1181 Views I miss my Maise  1181  18 Started by  JEN Hi I lost my gorgeous Maisie just over a year ago, and the house feels empty, so I am now looking to rehome another Grey,. I will be his/her main carer and am home 98 of the time, if i do go out its for no more than an hour, I have no young children, my son, still at home is 19, and then theres hubby, Have very friendly  rescue doggies, who love everyone and everything, I NEED a grey to complete our family, I miss the chatter etc soooooo much  Thanks Jen
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
11-02-2014 3:38 AM
2 Replies and 863 Views Hello Im new to Birdline .... Duncan  863  2 Started by  Knight-Moderator Hello Ive just recently joined Birdline UK Parrot Rescue and Im from the North Lanarkshire area, Im looking to Safehouse and Rehome, I have a Congo African Grey Parrot called Tommy who is just simply amazing, Ive looked after friends African Greys for a number of years while they went on holidays etc and loved looking after them, Im now retired and can give all the time needed to have a great time with Tommy and hopefully rehome another plus help Birdline by being a Safehouse for others....
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by  Knight-ModeratorJump to last post
04-02-2014 5:31 AM
1 Replies and 872 Views Can I re-home AND safehouse  872  1 Started by  Ryan Burrows If I was too become attached to a particular bird during safe housing or for whatever reason I believe they'd do better staying with me, can they become a permanent resident here I can see myself becoming attached to a LOT of birds
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by  SharonHJump to last post
04-02-2014 4:00 AM
6 Replies and 1125 Views Hi there I'm new to birdline  1125  6 Started by  Rachel Hello there I'm Rachel I'm new to Birdline live in Gosport in Hampshire I'm interested in becoming a safehouse member, I have been chatting to Gillian one of the rehoming volunteers today. I put in to adopt a bird but after a long chat she recommended safehouse, she also said I may be able to adopt a bird this way too. Look forward to being able to help very soon
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by  Helen WJump to last post
01-02-2014 6:22 PM
2 Replies and 804 Views Hi all  804  2 Started by  Dandan640 Hi all I'm new to the bird world I bought a little celestial a week ago I never knew there was things in place like this to foster a bird otherwise I would have done this ! I think it's a really good thing everyone is doing and it's a shame so many animals have to be looked after this way As the old saying goes it's for life not just for Xmas Hope everyone's well :-) Dan
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by  Sue CJump to last post
31-01-2014 4:35 AM
18 Replies and 1492 Views Hi all just joined  1492  18 Started by  Jacquie I live in wells, somerset. Had a cockatiel for 28yrs and sadly died of old age last year. He spent most of his life sat on his cage or wandering around the room, he was quite a character. We would love to give a loving home to an African Grey, it would need to be ok with dogs as we have 3, all good natured and used to other animals. Membership is next on my list.
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by  JacquieJump to last post
30-01-2014 1:27 PM
8 Replies and 1071 Views Contact details for my ACO  1071  8 Started by  Cherie Hi - I'm new to Birdline, having found this charity following the death of my own cockatoo on 29th December following surgery.  She was a 'rescue' bird and there is a huge gap in our house now that she has gone and we miss her greatly.  I have private messaged the person who seemed to be listed as our ACO to offer to become a safehouse and but I've had no response whatsoever so wonder if that person may have left.  I've also applied to foster but am aware from other posts, that ma...
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by  CherieJump to last post
28-01-2014 2:57 PM
3 Replies and 811 Views Hello everyone  811  3 Started by  Aaron Ridgewell Hi everyone, i have just joined and i am looking to re-home my very first parrott. I have regularly worked with and handled my fiancees african grey and goffins cockatoo over the past 7 years but have never had a parrot in my own home. I have 3 rescue dogs who are all very well natured but can bark when someone unknown comes to the door. I live in Saffron Walden in essex and am willing to travel to collect a parrot in need. I would be very happy to hear if there are any suitable parrots ...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
28-01-2014 12:52 PM
0 Replies and 830 Views Rehoming List Update - 20th January 2014  830  0 Started by  Debs Birds Removed from the list     Companion Birds      Diesel the Congo African Grey – 6041012 Bertie & Percy the Maroon Bellied Conures - S33 & 5000713 Millie the Congo African Grey – 4130613 Earl the Congo African Grey – 2150512 Toby & Bertie the Alexandrine Parakeets (3) - 1162 & 1182 Scruffy the Orange Winged Amazon – W4 Monty the Cockatiel – 6230813 Madge the Eclectus - 1166  ...
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20-01-2014 2:00 PM
4 Replies and 1116 Views Hia I am new to birdline  1116  4 Started by  Yvonne Hia all I joined at the end of December I was looking to buy when I came across Birdline  I have not had a bird for some years, my first Zita a green wing Macaw I bought her 30yrs ago I got her/him from a pet shop we didn't know how old she was but she was only around 8mth  and wild I lost her 18mths after my mum died she was only 18yr old than I had  Almayo a grey. I would like to foster a Cockatoo and yes I have applied just waiting lol  Not easy when I decide I want s...
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by  YvonneJump to last post
16-01-2014 7:07 AM
4 Replies and 1192 Views Fostering a bird.  1192  4 Started by  alanmonks Hi, i am new to this site but am very interested in what it has to offer. Me and my 14 yr old son are looking into fostering a bird.We have  a big cage all set up ready to go . My son is the reason for us wanting to offer this as when i was younger i had an african grey which was a great bird to have.I want him to have the same experiences  that i did with birds and how satisfying it is to look after a bird properly. We thought it would be a great thing to offer a home to a foster ...
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
14-01-2014 11:04 AM
4 Replies and 1116 Views Happy Christmas From the Re-Homing Team  1116  4 Started by  swwchris A message from Mel and the Re-Homing Team Merry Christmas to all the Birdline members and volunteers who dedicate so much time to helping these birds. Take a look at the video of some of the birds you have all helped. http://youtu.be/QiUpZPu-OG4 Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year
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by  Sue CJump to last post
25-12-2013 7:30 AM
2 Replies and 931 Views rot and dollys new home  931  2 Started by  lorraine mcconnachie Hi Rot and Dolly here ... just wanted everyone to know we are safe and reasonably well this mornin , tho im(Dolly) still a bit stressed, I tolerate my new Dad quite well, no sure of Mum yet so I may play with her a wee bit longer . We made sure they were up nice an early this mornin so had our tea and toast now and our new dad is teachin us to dance to silly tunes,, wish he wud see we are a bit old for party games an gie us some good old rock an roll.... best go as Mum wants on the pad ,,, A...
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by  Sue CJump to last post
22-12-2013 2:34 PM
10 Replies and 1621 Views A few questions about re homing a bird  1621  10 Started by  Gee Hello, im very new here and ive tried reading all the T&Cs i can find around the site but i have a few i cant find the answers to so i hoping someone could help please If i foster a bird does that mean its yours to take back and is fostering different to re homing Do i have to remain a paid member of BL for ever to keep my bird Also there seems to be no birds in my area so is there any point in becoming a paying member. I fully realized i would have to pay to adopt a bird but there ...
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
22-12-2013 10:11 AM
4 Replies and 835 Views Private Number?  835  4 Started by  lillyfinn I *think* I may just be too eager and over excited, but not many people have my mobile number, does Birdline use a witheld number to contact applicants I wasn't expecting a call this side of Christmas, but would just like to check Thanks in advance xx
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by  lillyfinnJump to last post
19-12-2013 6:22 AM
1 Replies and 905 Views Newbie to the forum from Yorkshire  905  1 Started by  Yorkie1971 Hello , we are new to the forum a little about us, Eye live in Halifax West Yorkshire , we are not married but live together we, have just lost our blue and gold to the diseases PDD not a nice thing, he was only young, we are looking at rehoming a bird , not sure if a macaw again or a grey, we are going to get Xmas out of the way then start to look for a bird for its forever home
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by  billyJump to last post
16-12-2013 5:22 PM
2 Replies and 922 Views Thank you all from Rehoming  922  2 Started by  Mel Rehoming is closing in a couple of days to the movement of birds. This time of year is always busy for people and we do not think it is fair to move birds when so much is going on. Rehoming will still be taking applications and calling people over the Christmas period. I would like to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE. The safehouses who take these birds in and care for them, without you guys we could not continue. The ACO's who have worked hard to complete the homechecks for us. T...
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by  HilaryJump to last post
16-12-2013 7:46 AM
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