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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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9 Replies and 2132 Views Meyer turned vicious!  2132  9 Started by  ChrisB My story is similar to the previous one in that my 15 year old Meyer Alfie, who had bonded very much to me, had had two bad experiences in the past.&160; One resulted in him losing half a wing which happened whilst my husband and I were both out. The vet said it was such a clean cut that it was probably our dog's claws which had caught the wing poking through the cage bar.&160; Alfie survived that very well but I am so sad that he&160;is no longer able to fly.&160; Then one day I fell over w...
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by  ChirpysmumJump to last post
26-01-2011 1:42 PM
18 Replies and 2348 Views Advice for chirper with a cut tongue  2348  18 Started by  Stace My darling Indie (nanday conure) was landing on a senegal's cage (who I'm currently SHing) and despite my repeated efforts to shoo him off each time, he managed to land and (as they have done once or twice) putting their beaks through the bars, touching beaks and licking. I had just shoo-ed him again, turned my back (in the same room!!) for a moment to hear him squawking to high heaven attached to her. She had managed to bite his tongue and held on for a few seconds before I startled her. Blood ...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
22-11-2010 11:14 AM
12 Replies and 2439 Views Aggression/Biting  2439  12 Started by  Red Hi, I've just posted in the introductions forum but first post otherwise, I'm going to give you my bird's full story so sorry if it's really long, I'll try and bullet point things.&160; I'm hoping you won't all hate me because I feel like I've been a useless owner to my little bird for him to have become so aggressive but I really want to sort these issues out and some advice would be very useful so I know I'm going about things in the right way. - I have a 5 year old Red-Bellied Parrot called...
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by  wendyJump to last post
04-11-2010 4:26 PM
19 Replies and 2048 Views Phoebe at the vets  2048  19 Started by  Scarlett Today we took Phoebe to the vets. We had been waiting until she`d settled in and made sure she had a good diet and vitamins so decided it was about time. She travelled well and seemed to quite enjoy it. In the vets she was a bit manic doing ciscuits of the travel cage but I think that was more because she`s a bit of a behavioural nutter than actually anxious!! Andy said she was a real sweetie and showed no aggression towards him at all. We only left her about 20 minutes while he took bloods an...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
03-10-2010 3:08 AM
19 Replies and 3584 Views Benji sennie has gout  3584  19 Started by  Kasuku Benji our little around 10 year old senegal parrot was diagnosed with gout the other week.&160; I was quite devastated to learn he will be on medication for the rest of his little life. He came to live with us last May, and has had a rather sad life until he found his Auntie Margy and she introduced him to me, the rest is history.&160; He doesn't like coming out of his cage because he hadn't been out of one all his life, but he does sometimes now and amazingly flies beautifully. He isn't hand...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
30-09-2010 11:13 AM
12 Replies and 1961 Views He came out with something sad  1961  12 Started by  Scotston Wasnt sure where else to post, sorry &160; One of my BL bird's came out with something earlier i havent heard him say before. &160; He made repeated&160;'hitting' noises and said in a higher pitched womans voice either 'ow' or 'ouch' after it.&160;&160; &160; Sometimes i do wonder what they have to put up with in their lives.
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by  ScotstonJump to last post
18-09-2010 10:00 AM
27 Replies and 3281 Views Me? Naughty? Never!!  3281  27 Started by  Jenny
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Hiya everyone Its me again lol.&160; After all the brill advice I'd thought I'd come and pick your expertise and ask about how you saction your little angels when they decide to.....dare I say it...ok ok misbehave Whenever Jasper is naughty (pretty much every 5 mins lol) I give him a 5 min 'time-out' in his cage, obviously I've noticed this isn't working as I think sometimes he is naughty so he can go back in his cage for something to eat/drink etc.&160; I can't think of how best to sanc...
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by  JennyJump to last post
08-09-2010 2:22 PM
5 Replies and 1679 Views Harleys results  1679  5 Started by  Scarlett Andy just rang with Harleys test results. He is clear of any infection, mites or anything sinister but does have folicleitis, an irritation of the outer layer of the skin. This could be caused by poor diet or environment but given Harley has a lovely clean cage and good food it`s most likely caused by himself plucking. Andy feels that pulling out a feather whilst initially painful then relases feel good endorphines and he gets a sort of high from it. We are keeping him on the Metacam for now...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
17-08-2010 11:14 AM
0 Replies and 1621 Views website for behaviour problems  1621  0 Started by  Freda Jackson I have found this website ' wondering from place to place in netland' i get lost a lot!..lol....i did come across this american site which i thought was helpful in some respects.. There's all kinds of things on there so take a look and i hope you find it useful. .let me know if it does help anyone out there please. http://www.avianweb.com/redirecting...avior.html
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14-08-2010 6:58 AM
13 Replies and 1670 Views Next Tuesday  1670  13 Started by  Scarlett Next Tuesday Harley is having a biopsy on his feathers. He is very aggresive at himself not just pulling out feathers and we need to rule out any problem with his feathers. It`s a light anesthetic and not too invasive but all the same, not something we wanted to do, so please send your best wishes for Harls next Tuesday. If it shows everything is okay then we know it MUST be psychological, but we have to be sure, for his sake.
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
12-08-2010 2:11 PM
2 Replies and 1993 Views Bi polar Blue Crowned Conure  1993  2 Started by  Yoshi Hello this is my first post so i apolgise if it is supposed to be elswhere, My name is Tammy and i have a 14 month old Blue crowned conure called Yoshi&160;that i rescued 8 weeks ago. He/she is a hand reared parrot who came into my possesion as my dad is a foster carer for the RSPCA for small animals. He accepted into care this adorable conure and a Hans macaw. The Hans has since found&160;a very experianced home in Bicester so thats another happy ending for tha little character. I now have ...
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by  MandyJump to last post
05-08-2010 12:30 AM
5 Replies and 1610 Views Happiness is ------  1610  5 Started by  Rita T Nelson playing with his toys. It was great to see Nelson this morning really attacking his toy and having such fun and with out falling off hts perch. Those of you that don't no Nelson only has one foot but he never ceases to amaze me. He even managed to land on the curtain rail the other day.
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22-06-2010 12:33 PM
4 Replies and 1888 Views What is he/she doing  1888  4 Started by  Rita T Can someone tell me what it means. Indie my IRN not yet sure if he or she is strutting around with wings lifted out not fully but just away from body.Have noticed her eyes change and neck streaches&160;. He/she looks like he/she is showing off. Is it all down to hormones
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by  Rita TJump to last post
05-04-2010 1:18 AM
4 Replies and 1758 Views does a pecking order exist  1758  4 Started by  Diane I've been watching our guys it seems there isn't a top bird here. It goes like this Ruby doesn't like Rico, Rico causes havoc with the Ammies and the Ammies will chase off Ruby. And they all tell me to shut up, I only have to hint to get a coffee from Keith. Where's Freddie in the equation asleep upstairs!
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
28-03-2010 2:08 PM
4 Replies and 2191 Views my too can read  2191  4 Started by  amanda marsden i was sat reading a book on toos with casper my goffin,when i turned the page there was a pixy of a too,casper started displaying and lunging at the pixy,wow ,has anybobys birds done this to
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by  amanda marsdenJump to last post
18-03-2010 11:57 AM
5 Replies and 2873 Views New set up  2873  5 Started by  Mandy With 3 of my greys getting on so well, 2 of them disabled we have today had a move around and moving them all in together. It's a completly different cage so shouldn't get any problems with territory etc, and there's plenty room It's a nice sized cage. &160;We are well impressed with the new set up, and especially chuffed with the front of the cage which we have converted (very easily) into a drawbridge/flat perch for the 2 disabled birdies. &160;All we did was use a length of chain with 2 toy...
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by  nellsmumJump to last post
15-03-2010 8:18 AM
13 Replies and 2289 Views Ali's turned crazy!!!  2289  13 Started by  Alucard10 Hi I have a TAG called alucard over the last few&160;months he has started to chew the feathers on his chest &160;and I don't understand why because nothing has changed. When&160;my partner&160;first got him he didn't have much feathers on his chest becuase he came from such terrible conditions, but they have been fine up untill the last few months. He also seems qute grumpy latley he keeps attacking my partner he has bitten her quite nastly over the last few days and when ever she is walk...
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by  lauraJump to last post
13-03-2010 6:12 AM
8 Replies and 2819 Views PDD (Proventricular Dilitation Disease)  2819  8 Started by  Ladybug &160;
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by  MargyJump to last post
12-03-2010 1:14 PM
22 Replies and 2742 Views More results  2742  22 Started by  Scarlett
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Not a good day in our house. Harleys thyroid results show a drop from 10 to 7, so far too low. Got to do the meds twice a day for him now. He`s good in himself though and it would link to the fact that he`s been pulling feathers more, so that makes sense. Poor Maxwells results show a certain type of white bloods 3x what they should be, so he`s fighting hard against the disease. His liver is enlarged which is secondary to it and Matt thinks this has been festering for years. His other bloods s...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
08-03-2010 2:09 PM
22 Replies and 3385 Views Maxwell is poorly  3385  22 Started by  Scarlett
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You may remember our Scarlet Macaw Maxwell that we rescued through the Sca just before Christmas. They had full blood tests at the time and everything came back fine, however, on Tuesday Max started wheezing and breating fast. he seemed quiet but was eating and playing. We let him clam down and took him to the vets this morning by which time he was breathing normal again. Our vet was concerned at us bringing him to him while his breathing was rapid as he is not hand tame and stresses easil...
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06-03-2010 7:41 AM
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