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Please APPLY for ONE Bird only at a time !!!
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Mel
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14-10-2010 11:25 AM

     

     

    Hi

     

    Can I please request that all members applying for a bird, that you apply for ONE BIRD AT A TIME. We do state this on the rehoming page.

     

    Rehoming is up and running now and applications are being received.

     

     

    We know applications have been lost in cyber space and we are now working through what we have.We appreciate your patience

     

     

    By applying for several birds YOU ARE SLOWING down the rehoming process.

     

     

    Read about the bird you are applying for, if they dont like men and you are a man, Why apply? If they dont like dogs and you have dogs, again why apply? This is only slowing down the process.

     

    We know you are all looking forward to giving a bird a new home, and we appreciate your applications.

    If you are serious about a bird, then apply for the bird you want to give a home to.

     

     

    Many thanks for your support

     

    Mel

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    15-10-2010 12:12 AM
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    15-10-2010 1:44 PM

    Bump....

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    15-10-2010 2:58 PM

     Mel do you want this making into a sticky thread so it will always be at the top? 

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    15-10-2010 3:16 PM
    Mel why dont you do a blanket email to all registered to this site as alot of people do not read the forums especially new people just fostering x
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    15-10-2010 4:17 PM

    Hi Mandy

     

    Yes please only for a few days please.

    Steve thanks for the suggestion but dont have the ability to do what you suggest

    The thing is it states when members apply for a bird on the rehoming page to only apply for one bird, and members have to go through this page to apply. Its just to get the message across.

     

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    16-10-2010 3:21 AM

     Done! Let me know when you want it taking off xx

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    16-10-2010 6:18 AM
    Perhaps the wording could be changed to one application at a time as at the moment it could be read as only one bird on the form at a time not the number of applications you put in
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    16-10-2010 8:16 AM
    Dianne, that is exactly what Mel means, if someone submits SEVERAL APPLICATIONS at a time it SLOWS the whole process down. If people are not successful one their first application for a bird, they will then be asked to re apply for another one.
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    16-10-2010 8:27 AM
    ah i read this and thought the same, one application per bird - ooooopppppsssss sorry i will remember for next time, well explained sheila
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    24-01-2011 3:58 AM
    hi my names hayley and i am a new birdline member and cant wait for my first bird.
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    24-01-2011 6:36 AM
    hi hayley welcome.....why dont you introduce yourself on the introduction area of the forums and tell us a little about yourself.....that way everyone can say hello
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    24-01-2011 9:39 AM

    HI

     

    Have been on the site but cannot get the list

    Is it me or is it still not up

     

    Thanks

     

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    24-01-2011 9:47 AM
    Its not up as there has been a technical hitch x
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    01-11-2011 11:38 AM

    I am new to Birdline and I have applied for 2 birds - whoops sorry, didn't mean to hold things up.  Would like to make it clear though that the reason I did this was that the original bird I applied for had a red message under him the morning after I sent in my application, so I assumed he was about to be homed at any minute, so I sent in an application for another bird.

    Sorry if this was the wrong thing to do.    

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    01-11-2011 12:34 PM

    aaahhh We'll let you off just this once....LOL!

    This just means that if the two birds are dealt with by two different rehoming officers then you may end up with 2 calls (one for each bird). If they are dealt with by the same person then it will be ok as you will just get the one call.

     

    Not to worry - at least you know for the future!

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    01-11-2011 1:02 PM
    Assuming she is unsuccessful with this one Debs!
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    01-11-2011 1:07 PM

    No Sharon - You are assuming she will stop at one....PMSL! 

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    01-11-2011 1:36 PM
    You got me there! Good luck Lesley.
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    01-11-2011 1:44 PM
    Yes Lesley Good Luck... :-)

    I am sure someone will be in touch soon. Don't worry if it seems to take an age - this is because time drags when you are waiting on a call and also because the birds stay on the rehoming list for around 2 weeks before the rehoming process starts, so depending on what bird you have applied for there may be a bit of a wait. (Please don't name the bird you have applied for - thanks)
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    01-11-2011 3:43 PM

    Thanks.  I really hope I am successful - normally when the phone rings, no-one bothers to answer it, but at the moment I jump to get it every time!  Then I'm really disappointed when it's my husband saying something like 'can you put the tea on' lol!!!!!

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    02-11-2011 2:44 AM
    or its countless sales calls i got when i was waiting lol
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    03-11-2011 2:20 AM
    Some feedback from the past - things might have improved over recent months. I often found there were 2 birds I felt I would like to apply for and from what little was said on the rehoming list comments they both seemed to "fit". For whatever reasons, after about 4 weeks, I was turned down for the first but then felt it was too late to apply for the second because you start sorting applications after the birds have been on the list for about 2 weeks. I therefore felt I was missing out on the chance for my other choice. I used to be a culprit - I am sorry. I don't do it anymore though as I do not request birds as my wife feels I am up to maximum capacity!!! We are still negotiating though!!! Perhaps the rehoming team could give some explanation to cover this very real fear that a lot of people must have.
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    03-11-2011 2:31 AM
    Dave the reasons are well documented. There is no doubt the situation described could occur, and everyone sympathises with this. But what an administritave nightmare if people could apply for more than one bird at a time. There are always huge numbers of birds looking for a new home, if we are committed to providing this, the right one for us will come along in the end. Its not a quick fix and does take time. Hope you understand, I am sure an ACO or director will explain more, or a quick search of the forums may give other threads relating to this.
    By the way how many birds do you have already?
    All the best
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    03-11-2011 3:15 AM
    Hi Chris,
    I am definitely not looking to rehome any more! I currently have the 14 pictured in my signature block but I am retired and with my birds all day everyday. I USED to get very frustrated with the process so just thought I'd share my feedback as others MAY be feeling the way I did and some reassurance might help them. At the end of the day I fully support that it has got to be the right home for the bird and I do realise this doesn't happen instantly. I wonder if there could be a question on the rehoming application along the lines of:- "If unsuccesful with this application, is there another bird you would like to be considered for" might stop people putting in more than one application at a time. - Just a thought!
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    03-11-2011 3:45 AM
    Wow fantastic family of birds you have there. Phoebe looks great!!
    Yep your suggestion has also been considered and talked about on the forums before. To be honest I cannot remember the exact problem with adding the extra question, but suspect in the main it really is an admin one. Currently the team have a huge amount to cope with, and while it seems quite a straighforward suggestion, would create a number of other questions/issues & delays.
    You are certainly correct when you say people get frustrated with the process, when I fostered I felt I would never get there. But really as frustrating as it is, its something we all have to deal with and have to understand. I think efforts have been made to keep people better informed which hopefully will help, and there are warnings that the process will take a long time.
    Its possible someone (rehoming team or director) will post some more detail later.

    Cheers Dave (if I lived near to you I would be inviting myself round!!)
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    02-12-2011 8:43 AM
    Hi im Pete, iv put in for one bird today fingers crossed, iv had a African Grey before called rocky was such a great bird great talker, in the mornings i would get up uncover him and he would say morning ****bag think my wife taught him that lol.
    Looking for a new mate, willing to be a safe house.
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    10-02-2012 7:27 AM

    i have just had my induction from birdline and away to place my membership fee next week i so cant wait to safe house my first bird x

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    27-08-2012 5:11 AM
    Hi, I'm new to Birdline, only been a member for 1 week!!  Have sent in an application to foster a bird but have recieved no email acknowledging the application. Have I done something wrong or have I misunderstood
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    27-08-2012 9:38 AM
    No you havent done anything wrong. The rehoming officer will contact you once they start dealing with the bird you have applied for. When you submitted your application it should have come up saying that it was submitted.
    Depending upon whether you are first or last to be called it may be a few weeks before you hear anything, so please dont worry.
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    27-08-2012 10:35 AM
    I thought Mo should get an automatic acknowledgement of application before all that. But I've not been through the process so don't know.
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    11-12-2012 2:39 PM
    uh oh I have just read this !!!
    I have put in two applications I thought this would be ok as they are both different breeds of birds that I have applied for oh no what do I do???
    Could some one help please
    smacked wrist for me me thinks!!!
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    11-12-2012 3:03 PM
    Posted By Debs on 01-11-2011 12:34 PM

    aaahhh We'll let you off just this once....LOL!

    This just means that if the two birds are dealt with by two different rehoming officers then you may end up with 2 calls (one for each bird). If they are dealt with by the same person then it will be ok as you will just get the one call.

     

    Not to worry - at least you know for the future!


    As it's close to christmas I'm sure you'll be spared But as she says, you may end up with two interviews from two different people.

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    11-12-2012 3:18 PM
    Fingers crossed, it won't need to be a learning experience! Hopefully you will be successful with one or maybe even both applications.
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    11-12-2012 3:35 PM
    That would be cool really really cool Sharon lol
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    14-02-2013 6:25 AM
    hi, i don't know if my application for fostering a bird has got through now if there have been problems. i know it take's time but not had a word from anyone. i have recived my welcome pack. but don't even know who will be in charge of my area.i understand that it take time and do not want to sound like i am ungratefull but it is a worry when you have no clue what is going on hope someone can help and put my mind at rest.
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    14-02-2013 6:58 AM
    First of all, welcome to Birdline. Next, whereabouts are you? Call the Helpline if you have questions, if you don't know your nearest ACO. Look on the Members Contacts and you should be able to see who it is. In theory you should have had an email acknowledging receipt of your application, but something sometimes goes wrong, so it's worth asking (you can email enquiries, see top of website page) just to check they've received it. Good luck with it all,
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    14-02-2013 7:39 AM

    thankyou for replying. iam living in uttoxeter staffordshire. can not find any email to say it has been recived. but i will send a email and check because it was newyear's eve when i sent it. 

    thanks again,

    pam.

     

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    14-02-2013 12:11 PM
    Pam I can see your application in our online system, but hopefully someone from the rehoming team wil reply. It is highly likely that the confirmation email is in your spam folder, or been blocked as spam.

    I added the following at the top of the application page a while ago, and mention it again now to help get the message out -

    'Before submitting your application, you may wish to mark the address -

    noreply@birdline.org.uk

    as 'Not Spam'. This is where your confirmation email will come from'

    Good luck with your application
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    30-06-2016 10:22 PM

     

    Hi

     

     

    I am interested in adopting a Ringneck parakeet. I would prefer a female bird as I have another Ringneck but I feel she is lonely and needs a friend. A male Ringneck would not be a good idea as I don't want little ones as I could not give them up. That's the sort of person I am so I'm trying to be a responsible owner. I live in Plymouth Devon. Thanks very much everyone 

    Does anyone know of anybody who is trying to rehome a Indian parakeet? My own parakeet is very lonely and needs a friend. My parakeet is yellow and about 10 years old. I just want to make sure she is happy. I have tried loads of sites online but no luck....I really want another she. I should have said a Indian Ringneck parakeet
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    03-07-2016 10:27 PM
    hi im appling for a african grey his name charlie SW57 i have read all about him ie seems a lovely little man so we woul love tow give charlie a loving home for life SDENNY...... sorry forgot to say i dont drive
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    04-07-2016 8:37 AM
    Hi, are you a member of Birdline yet? You can't apply for a bird without joining. Once joined, you can access the Application form, and go on from there. Good luck.
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