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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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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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27 Replies and 4459 Views Aspergillus help needed quickly  4459  27 Started by  Holagaz
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Hi, I am hoping somebody on here can offer a bit of help and advice. We have had a Blue Fronted Amazon for about 10 months and he has always appeared fit and healthy, until last Monday when he stopped talking all of a sudden and became very listless. We love him to bits, although he is an utter nark and is very difficult to deal with. But we have coped. I kept an eye on him but was not happy on Tuesday, so took him to an avian vet in Cheshire. They suspected Aspergillus and did blood tests, x-...
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by  Limana68Jump to last post
24-03-2012 10:28 AM
6 Replies and 1819 Views Feather condition - advice please  1819  6 Started by  Lindasu Advice on CAG please.&160; 6 months ago we&160; Fostered 2 African Greys - from seperate homes, 8 years & 2 and half years. &160;Since their arrival their quality of life and diet has improved significantly - previously neither being out of cage, poor quality seed and peanut diet, not handled or showered at all etc, etc. Mollie - (2 years) has a severe and bad wing clip on one wing, so flight feathers cannot grow properly, and subsequently can't fly.&160; However, she's pretty livel...
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by  SharonLJump to last post
16-03-2012 12:46 AM
3 Replies and 5427 Views Bitey black headed caique  5427  3 Started by  sosotalk Hi, I have a baby black headed caique (About 6 months) who is ever so hyper. He's loving and has a lovely time out of his cage but he doesn't know his own strength - he tends to bite a little too hard. As I've said he's so hyper and demanding. Is this typical of caiques and is there anYthing I should be doing to try and get him steadier/calmer Also, how can I convince him to stop biting people so hard &160; Thanks, Sophia.
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by  sosotalkJump to last post
07-03-2012 1:06 AM
5 Replies and 1656 Views Over Night!  1656  5 Started by  Scarlett Suddenly the weather has changed here, warm winds, sunshine and mild temperatures and the birds have just changed over night. We have screaming, bathing and random birds upside down with other birds in food bowls. Anyone else notice such a rapid change in their flocks
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by  NikkiJump to last post
27-02-2012 12:46 AM
11 Replies and 1626 Views Not illness - just question about nails  1626  11 Started by  Ally &160;Hi. I have a 10yr old Macaw who I've had about two months. I just wondered how often I should get her claws trimmed Thank you.&160;
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by  JOCKY1Jump to last post
15-01-2012 10:35 AM
38 Replies and 3910 Views Advice please, extremely timid conure  3910  38 Started by  Frankster
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Hello people .. my first post here and I&160;could use a little advice regarding Momo the blue-crowned conure. Momo is 4 years old, very healthy and has come to me from a very loving home where the owner did not have time to care for the bird. Knowing that I&160;have kept budgies in the past and always loved parakeets, she offered me the bird and huge cage free of charge and I&160;was happy to accept. My concern is that Momo is very timid, even after a week of settling in he tends to sh...
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by  FranksterJump to last post
25-12-2011 3:31 AM
1 Replies and 1488 Views Splayed leg?  1488  1 Started by  Louise.Manson Hello everyone! I am after a bit of help please, I have an aviary&160;with Kakariki's, one of the pairs had a chick 2 weeks ago (they are a young pair and only one chick hatched) The chick has just started getting adult feathers on its tail, however I have noticed that it is not moving about normally in the box. Today I saw that one of the toes is missing and it's leg is extended all the way out to the side. I'm worried about this from a developmental point of view - I'm not selling/rehoming ...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
03-12-2011 3:02 PM
22 Replies and 2596 Views Koda  2596  22 Started by  swwchris
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Sharon Ls tiel Koda is due for another op tomorrow at Ian's. I mention it here because I know a lot of people will want to wish her well. She is a small bird with a massive personality, and has had to put up with a lot. Hope it all goes well in the morning. Chris
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by  ChirpysmumJump to last post
07-11-2011 1:19 PM
2 Replies and 1442 Views Savaged!  1442  2 Started by  nigel &160; Attacked! for those who don't know, Danny cag - not a BL bird, came to live with me about 3&160;years ago, a very laid back 26 year old, we have had no behavioural problems except plucking and the odd biting, no cage territorial issues, nothing unusual, today I got him up as normal, changed his cage floor paper and removed his food bowl, he wasn’t feeding, this is what I do every day, he started a bit of a bite but again, been there and done that but today he really upped the stakes, he...
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by  nigelJump to last post
09-10-2011 8:17 AM
4 Replies and 1307 Views epileptic birds  1307  4 Started by  Nikki Has anyone had a bird that has suffered from this &160;
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by  LesleyGJump to last post
23-09-2011 11:25 AM
6 Replies and 4405 Views Daughter having problems with lineolated parakeet  4405  6 Started by  Ali Hello all, new member today, desperately needing some help for my daughter regarding her lineolated parakeet. She has had her male bird about 8 months now, he is a rescue bird purchased from a breeder who had him returned, his age is estimated at maybe 12 - 18 months. &160; There are various problems and i'm hoping someone can give me advice to pass on to her. &160; 1.&160; The bird always flies straight to my daughters head and excretes on it. 2.&160; If she is sitting watching t.v. h...
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by  kerryh33Jump to last post
13-09-2011 4:09 PM
23 Replies and 3997 Views agression and biting  3997  23 Started by  kim & Percy
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&160;Hi I have just taken on my mum's &160;yellow headed amazon. He is five yrs old and hand reared. He belonged to my dad who had him from around 6 months old. My dad sadly passed away 2 yrs ago at home suddenly from a heart attack. Percy witnessed the whole thing as the paramedics tried to revive him . Percy was a lovely friendly talking bird that liked a tickle and was very friendly to everyone. The past year he has become very aggresive and bites nearly everyone that comes into contact wit...
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by  Simon & EmmaJump to last post
22-08-2011 11:47 PM
17 Replies and 2452 Views HE has had a fall  2452  17 Started by  sky 1 To cut a long story short my resently rescued Jardines parrot fell from a low stand and then got spooked and fell off hubby we took him to the avian vet who sayed he was ok but in pain she gave him pain meds ,Anyway he still seems in pain and cannot eat propaly only soft foodsit has been a week now and im scared he is going to die if he does not eat more and am worried he has done something to his insides as he is making a weezie noise please advise what to do
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by  MargyJump to last post
12-08-2011 12:25 PM
2 Replies and 1179 Views Turbo made me wary biting  1179  2 Started by  margaret mcf turbo my birdline bird : love him to bits , has come along way in the seven month that we have had him , able to rub his bill, without him biting , even stepping up onto my arm from his play area ,and cage, but after a recent incedent in which he really attacked my neck at the back of my head it was that bad could hear the skin crunch graffic i know but its the only way i can describe the attack . i didnt react he went off onto his shelf i went away out of the room and cried&160; couldnt go nea...
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by  MandyJump to last post
18-05-2011 10:04 AM
26 Replies and 6310 Views Meet Rosie  6310  26 Started by  nellsmum
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Rosie is 5 years old 6 in April, She is a stunning Rose Breasted Cockatoo. Rosie came to me 6 months ago. When I went to collect her she was hanging on the side of her cage & was in obvious pain, her wing was basically all twisted. I got her hope A.S.A.P When I went to handle her she clung to me & wouldnt let go, she fell asleep in my hands. She was exhausted. She had a huge cut/ infected pressure sore on the whole of her front, her wing had mulitple fracures, her legs were splayed, her ...
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by  steve bJump to last post
11-05-2011 7:20 AM
7 Replies and 1498 Views Tail pulling?!  1498  7 Started by  Stace Not as much of an issue as a question about behaviour. Indie (my nanday conure) and 2 BL budgies I'm safehousing have been out together and get along fine...we'll call the two budgies 'little' and 'large' for now. Anyway - 'little' flits about and keeps trying to sit next to Indie - I'm not sure of the motive. She keeps trying to sit next to him whether on his cage, on the tele, on my laptop and once rather reluctantly attempted it whilst he was on my shoulder. When she gets away with sitting n...
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by  LinJump to last post
03-05-2011 1:33 AM
11 Replies and 2610 Views Here we go!!!  2610  11 Started by  nigel Is the 'silly season' getting off to an early start the amorous advances are beginning to show and I have only one bird to fend off, how you lot put up with many I don't know!&160; so here we go again, it's quite touching really, anybody else getting the signs
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by  LinJump to last post
26-04-2011 3:12 PM
27 Replies and 4247 Views Am i taking on too much?  4247  27 Started by  emcbadger
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Sorry- bit of a long post here! I havent been on here for a long time, as i lost my african grey Henry to Cancer, and then unexpectantly also lost my white eyed conure Teko&160;at the age of 14 for no medical reason (almost harder to deal with than Henry as the vets cannot explain why it happened to Teko I then last year&160;took on a 6mnth&160;baby grey from my local vets that they didnt think would live as his nostrils were so clogged with fungal infection and in some ways having a very po...
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by  emcbadgerJump to last post
21-03-2011 7:35 AM
4 Replies and 1389 Views wobbly but quiet baby  1389  4 Started by  montana i had baby brought to me about 4 weeks ago she is now very much my bird, but are greys this quiet lol, ive never met one in my years as quiet as her. i had a blue crowned conure who never shut up but baby mumbles words and only whistles when whistled to. dont get me wrong a quiet happy bird is good shes an ex aviary bird who is now letting me cuddle and kiss her with some constant training from me and enjoys coming out of her cage. the other problem is she cant step up, and prefers the side o...
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by  montanaJump to last post
15-03-2011 7:26 AM
1 Replies and 1756 Views Conjunctivitus  1756  1 Started by  Tina Question - If the human has conjunctivitus can it be passed to the birds &160; My eyes tonight are quite sore and itchy and are producing that bit more gunk thank usual.&160; I have a funny feeling that I am going to wake up tomorrow with puffy gunky eyes but then again it may come to nothing and be fine in the morning &160; Just a question really so I know how much I can handle my babies over the next couple of days.
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by  MandyJump to last post
27-02-2011 12:29 AM
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