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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

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3 Replies and 963 Views Cotton towel under paper in cage ok?  963  3 Started by  Nina Hiya,  I have a bird here with cataracts and arthritis. Not the best of combinations, as he flicks his head to see things better, and sometimes he does it a bit to rough so he loses grip due to his arthritis. I am wondering if it is ok to place a thick double folded towel (Egyptian cotton) on top of the grill, underneath the paper to dampen his fall should he take one He also chooses to sleep on the bottom of the cage so it would be a bit softer for him. Thoughts
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by  Helen WJump to last post
16-05-2013 1:26 PM
4 Replies and 1079 Views African grey injury  1079  4 Started by  Nettie Hi There   My dog has attacked my African Grey.  He is back in his cage and standing on his perch - but his chest is bruised and bleeding.  I don't want to stress his further by taking him out of his cage to visit the vets.  What would be the best thing to do for him Nettie
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by  Helen WJump to last post
07-05-2013 11:01 AM
1 Replies and 994 Views plucking !!!!!  994  1 Started by  Liz my bobby started plucking . chest area vet on tuesday any advice i would welcome x
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by  J & SJump to last post
04-05-2013 8:33 AM
6 Replies and 1181 Views Moving birds internationally?  1181  6 Started by  Jo Hi, I'm new here  - actually this is the first time I've used a forum :S I'm wondering if anyone has experience and advice to impart re moving companion birds internationally - I'm looking for work abroad in the US and would very much like to take my two cockatiels with me (so no problems with CITES at least).  Jo
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by  SharonHJump to last post
17-04-2013 12:48 PM
9 Replies and 1268 Views Limping  1268  9 Started by  HelenC Scoobie my cag has been limping since Monday, I took him to vet tues and vet gave good exam and nothing broken, hoping just soft tissue injury, he had a antiinflammatory injection and is on metacam, but it doesn't seem any better and now the foot looks a slightly different colour so was wondering if anyone else has encountered this and can offer some words of wisdom! Thanks
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by  Deb TuxJump to last post
27-03-2013 2:14 AM
11 Replies and 1250 Views I think this could be good!  1250  11 Started by  nigel This is really for all the smokers or smokers households with parrots, let's face it, there are many out there who have smokers and parrots living together, ours is one of them, I don't but my wife does, having lost my previous TAG due to him having lived with a heavy smoker (not her!) in the past, I am very sensitive about smoking with our current CAG, (it is not allowed in the same room or vicinity of Danny), I am also very concerned that my wife smokes at all! many will know that it is a...
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13-03-2013 7:11 AM
2 Replies and 953 Views Room fresheners  953  2 Started by  lereme Hi was just wondering what people use to freshen their rooms. I have 2 dogs and feel sometimes they are a bit pongy. I have always used plug-ins until I got my CAG, i never gave them a thought if they affected the dogs who both have skin allergies. Any help would be great, i use bicarbonate of soda on stair carpet and when i mop living room floor CAG is removed to another room. 
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by  SharonLJump to last post
09-03-2013 1:33 AM
4 Replies and 1109 Views naughty parrot  1109  4 Started by  Paul Hi we have now had our parrot 7 years an he wasn't hand reared. When we first got he was jubious around us, but when we got some advice they said give him time an he will get closer to. Over time he got a little bit closer but nothing much, like if you get to close to him he just wants to bite you. We also have 2 Alsatians an he is great with them, he just wants to be round the dogs all the time. Lately he as gone really naughty we give him fresh food an water an he tips them, so we take his bow...
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by  themadhouseJump to last post
24-02-2013 3:34 AM
6 Replies and 2647 Views Falling off perch/cage while sleeping  2647  6 Started by  staywithme Our pinapple conure when in a deep sleep for some strange reason falls from his perch or bars of cage and we are not sure why. We have had him to the vets and they can not find any thing wrong with him and put it down to not getting enough sleep (which if you fall off things while you sleep then there will be a lack of sleep ) He flys fine, and eats fine, he has vitamins in his water and fresh fruit and food eveyday, we have noticed that when he sleeps on his perch during the day hes hold...
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by  BelindabelinsJump to last post
07-02-2013 7:42 AM
4 Replies and 1071 Views Chillies for parrots  1071  4 Started by  littleowl Can I give my galah a whole red chillie or do I need to deseed it first  The vet said she liked chillies but I don't want to make her explode!! Thanks. Louise  
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06-02-2013 9:14 AM
2 Replies and 1036 Views Budgies in trouble  1036  2 Started by  Jenn Yesterday a friend asked me on behalf of a neighbour about rehoming a budgie. As I know very little (though Dixie is trying hard to teach me!)  here I am asking you. It seems there is a pair of budgies, about 3 years old.  They have one cage and presumably have always shared it.  However the younger bird has started to attack the older one.  I was not too clear what the owner is doing but it sounded as though one bird is shut in a 'box' while the other is in the cag...
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by  JennJump to last post
06-02-2013 3:04 AM
8 Replies and 1398 Views Drinking tea!!  1398  8 Started by  lereme I had a cup of tea and went to the kitchen leaving a little bit in cup. My CAG decided to have a couple of mouthfuls but I swiftly took it away. Hes never done it before but he was keen to have it all, I know caffeine is not good for them so i was a little worried. Will this small amount harm him. Sorry for asking silly questions but im new to all this and im a bit over protective.
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by  wendyJump to last post
27-01-2013 1:51 PM
3 Replies and 996 Views foods and treats  996  3 Started by  BUBBLEGUM hi everyone... well we're just here chilling today... boyz have had the greatest of showers where herbie flaps sooooooo much he takes off... this time onto my shoulder they are preening each other while i've spent a hour or two catching up on forums and reading alsorts as ya doo.... i've come accross stuff that didn't know and just wanted to query ....  i've read of fruit and custard... camomile tea... is that straight from a teabag and how strong... anything to calm the fred dow...
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by  traceyJump to last post
09-01-2013 6:45 AM
3 Replies and 1051 Views Any Advice  1051  3 Started by  Scrivy   We have just adopted a Beautiful African Grey called Sammy. She/He is our first so any advice on how to work with her is grateful
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by  Helen WJump to last post
20-12-2012 4:20 PM
6 Replies and 1595 Views Insurance help please  1595  6 Started by  HelenC Me again people, what insurance do you recommend I thought I saw one advertised on here but can't find it! Thanks Helen
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by  Rita TJump to last post
13-12-2012 3:53 PM
7 Replies and 1067 Views Cage help please  1067  7 Started by  HelenC My new cag has come with a cage which isn't suitable long term please can I get some advice on best parrot cage and best parrot cage supplier I have had a look on Scarlets but so many to choose from i want to get it right if I am spend hundreds of pounds! X
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by  KerstinJump to last post
11-12-2012 7:40 AM
22 Replies and 2469 Views DNA Sexing  2469  22 Started by  Wenz
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Codie is now 14 Months old and when  I first picked her up from the Breeder at 11 Weeks old, he told me he was 99 certain that she was Female, but I have a feeling she is a Male, so to satisfy my own curiosity, I have decide to have her tested!   I have sent away for the Kit, to send some Feather samples.. BUT, I just cannot bring myself to pull them out..   Is there anyone in my area that would be willing to do this for me  I would be so grateful   Thankyou ...
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by  Deb TuxJump to last post
10-12-2012 3:05 PM
5 Replies and 1165 Views Cockatiel just laid firs phantom egg. HELP  1165  5 Started by  lozzybaby7 Got a bit of a shock last night, as our cockatiel, which we were told was male, laid an egg. We have a girl   We rescused her when she was 8 months old and she has been settling in nicely, she has just turned 1 and been acting very happy. Last night we found her on bottom of the cage, with a beautiful little egg under her. We left her to her little nesting, even though it won't resolve into a chick, as she lives alone.  Is there anyway that we can comfort her or support her duri...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
27-11-2012 3:41 PM
11 Replies and 1476 Views Need advice pretty pze....  1476  11 Started by  GemaB Hi Everyone,  I am brand new to this site and have only recently heard of Birdline. I have a Maroon Bellied Conure who is about 9, we have had him 7 and a half years. I bought him from a pet shop, he would talk and like to be tickled through the bars of his cage, he would sit on your shoulder and snuggle into your neck but he always hated hands and fingers, getting him off the shoulder would result in a painful bite which would more often than not draw blood. Over the years circumstances ...
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by  GemaBJump to last post
23-11-2012 11:05 AM
12 Replies and 1119 Views Bar spacing on cages  1119  12 Started by  Deb Tux I havent applied for a bird as yet not a paidmember till tomorrow xx I am looking at cages for birds could anybody tell me the best size bar spacing on a cage to get 22mm or 27mm I have currently seen two cages that are lovely and in my price range. Cheers Deb
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by  Deb TuxJump to last post
14-11-2012 11:38 AM
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