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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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3 Replies and 2419 Views happy happy happy  2419  3 Started by  billy We are now proud foster parents of billy the c.a.g He`s such a big part of our family and is very much loved. so we just wanted to say a big thank you,  to Maureen for coming today with her husband, and Kim for her help. THANK YOU ALL  XXX
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18-06-2014 3:59 PM
5 Replies and 1615 Views More Sucess Stories Please  1615  5 Started by  Hilary I love to hear of peoples experiences and success (or not even) it helps us all learn.  Alot of the safe houses rely on the forum and FB to glean information especially if theres no one close geographically to talk too.  Also there doesn't seem to be many new articles on the website, I'm sure there must be more stories out there and it would also encourage people to join Birdline perhaps if the articles were a little more current.  I know we're all busy people but if theres ...
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02-03-2014 3:14 AM
45 Replies and 10661 Views Norm's Success Story  10661  45 Started by  SharonL
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Just over a year ago my hubby Bryan and I adopted Norman, a 6 year old male CAG. Since day one, he has not ceased to amaze us with his fantastic personality and vocabulary.He was however, what we referred to as ‘featherly challenged’. Apart from his head, Norman had chewed off most of his feathers.   We started straight away to establish a strict routine with him. It was not easy, but in a relatively short time it started to pay dividends. We were able to leave him for ...
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11-12-2013 1:54 PM
13 Replies and 4084 Views Percy is all green now  4084  13 Started by  Diane When we first met Percy he looked like a hybrid as in the first photo, well with a change of diet excercise and a good friend. 2 moults later and there are no yellow feather's whether this was a sign of fatty liver I don't know but he looks really good now, and he's found his voice he say's he's a good goy &160; &160;going &160; going&160; &160;&160; gone
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26-08-2011 11:00 AM
9 Replies and 2729 Views Jack the CAG's progress so far  2729  9 Started by  Krystle Hiya, I thought I'd give everyone an update on how our lovely Jack has settled in.&160; As some of you may remember Jack came here quite a few weeks ago now so lots and lots have happened.&160; Initially Jack HATED Alex. Progress has been made there as now Alex can stroke Jack's beak and Jack will take food from Alex also.&160; Next, Jack would only allow for me to stroke his head and would not step up at all.&160; Since then Jack will now allow full body strokes at almost any part of the d...
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by  KrystleJump to last post
23-06-2011 6:49 AM
7 Replies and 3810 Views Continuing Georges progress  3810  7 Started by  laura &160; This is George 2 months ago when she came to us. A sad girl who had been in a 15inch round cage for 30 years.......... &160;&160; And this is George now!!!!&160; We can't believe how she has come on. She is&160;off to her forever home soon. Who ever has her has a lovely girl, so changed from when we first got her!&160; Well done Georgie!!!! (thanks for all the advice Shaz!)
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06-01-2010 3:33 AM
6 Replies and 3631 Views George and Seans sucess story!!!!!  3631  6 Started by  laura &160;&160;&160;&160; This is George who is on the re homing list. S/he came to us 3 weeks ago having lived his past&160;30 years in a very small cage. S/he was very wary of people and wouldn't even come out of his/her cage for the first week! Georgie just sat&160;and shook on a perch.&160;It was heart breaking.This photo is him/her and my hubby 2 weeks after he moved in with us. It took Sean alot of time and patience to get this far. &160; &160;&160;&160;&16...
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by  MichelleJump to last post
28-11-2009 11:32 AM
11 Replies and 3132 Views Harley - Dont give up on them !  3132  11 Started by  Mel Harley our birdline african grey came into birdline plucked and had been caged for&160;quite a&160;number of years. At our old house he came out and ventured around, did not like being touched and would only step up from the floor. When we moved everyone was saying IM NOT Getting him in the carry cage &160;Anyway spent several weeks enticing him into the carry cage with treats untill he eventually went in on his own, Phew no fingers missing He is still plucked and interacts in other ways r...
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27-11-2009 9:25 AM
6 Replies and 3588 Views Zebra Finches are so cute!  3588  6 Started by  Deleted User A couple of weeks ago I had to pick up 6 zebra finches plus a baby in the nest.&160; They HAD to be moved as the owners were moving to a flat with no room for them. So with grave misgivings Marc and I picked up the adults and the baby still in it's nest.&160; They had to be moved into a budgie cage for traveling.&160; Then we got them home and had to put there cage back together and move them again back in to their original cage. I was very worried that the parents after all that upheval wo...
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by  Crystal WestJump to last post
24-08-2009 7:12 AM
20 Replies and 5082 Views Suicide Troy  5082  20 Started by  Tracey Elphick
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This is Suicide Troy , Very long story made short. He tried to kill himself twice. &160; But this is Troy now, With the help of prozac, UV light and pellets.
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02-07-2009 6:30 PM
10 Replies and 2644 Views Tootsie the Blue & Gold Macaw  2644  10 Started by  Andrew Waddison Hello, &160; We took in Tootsie from the lovely Adie and Hazel a few moths ago and we were told that she was rather unpredictable and a grumpy madam. How right we were!! For the first few weeks Tootsie was grumpy, noisy, determined to bite anything or anyone that came within reach. &160; However, after her settling in period she became much more relaxed and after a lot of effort she began to trust us and I can say that she now trusts us completely. She calls out our names whenever we leave...
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11-06-2009 7:44 AM
20 Replies and 5267 Views FREDDIE TIMNEH ...UPDATE (Sundays Emergency)  5267  20 Started by  Hazel Goodrum
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What can I say about Freddie, As you all know,Freddie was brought to us just before xmas suffering from a severe vit A defficiency with huge keratin cysts around his eyes and breathing difficulties due to being housed within a room which had TWO automatic airfresh sprays going at 10 min intervals and numerous dogs and cats confined to that room. With many many visits to the vet for injections and surgery to remove the cysts he origionally had plus a few more that grew after,,,he was given a cl...
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05-05-2009 9:28 AM
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