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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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4 Replies and 1554 Views Cancer in my CAG  1554  4 Started by  emcbadger I am posting this in the hope that it will raise awareness but also alert people to the treatments available to Birds that get the diagnosis of my CAG Henry- as i was completely unaware My beloved CAG recently developed what started out like a small scab above his beak- i put that down to doing a crash landing as he has occassionally done before! This then developed into a bigger area above his beak so&160;i took him to my local avian vet. He took some swabs and put him on antibiotics. This di...
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by  kerryh33Jump to last post
26-02-2010 8:39 AM
28 Replies and 11888 Views Red Factor Greys/Greys with red feathers  11888  28 Started by  Mandy
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This is to continue the discussion started on another thread about what to do if you see African Greys with Red Feathers, babies or adults. I have split the thread as I do believe it is important to discuss, but didnt want to take away from the original posters questions.&160;&160;Please continue the discussion here&160;&160; &160; &160; Posted By Teri on 19 Feb 2010 05:19 AM&160; Posted By ann conway on 19 Feb 2010 03:13 AM&160; When you go to see this bird, please remember to chec...
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by  OodieJump to last post
22-02-2010 5:27 AM
0 Replies and 1891 Views Limbic System  1891  0 Started by  Oodie Birds may display emotions - According to scientists, birds have the right equipment for emotion. They have a limbic system, a specialized portion of the brain, necessary for true emotional behavior. Other than birds, this system is found only in other higher vertebrates - man and other mammals. Bird owners have long felt they can tell whether their pets are happy or sad, fearful or content. Now research is underway to determine whether birds are aware of their own emotions, and the impact this ...
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14-01-2010 11:09 AM
4 Replies and 5661 Views Somerset vet??  5661  4 Started by  Rick I&160;was just wondering if anyone could tell me&160;the closest&160;avian vet&160;to Langport in Somerset &160; thanks in advance
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by  StuartJump to last post
09-12-2009 10:40 AM
3 Replies and 2248 Views Insurance  2248  3 Started by  Stace Can someone explain something to me please! I have no birdline birds, just my own Indie (nanday conure). Was just reading over the documentation that came with my birdline membership and reading about insurance. To insure one bird it's £41.40 and if I have more birds it's £65.50 and any bird from birdline has to be insured under the terms of their release etc... Am I eligable for that discount as it stands with my non-BL bird It says at the bottom 'Non-birdline birds can be put on to block po...
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by  willsomersetJump to last post
08-12-2009 4:11 PM
15 Replies and 2286 Views Hypothyroid  2286  15 Started by  Scarlett Harley our Severe Macaw has been with us just under 2 years. Around 3 months ago we noticed a few changes in behaviour but nothing dramatic. Over time the small changes lead to him seeming agitated all the time, like he just couldn`t settle. I would say he was like an over tired child. Then he started pulling out feathers, not sitting and plucking but was at himself all the time and pulled lots of feathers out. He couldn`t stay still to play with anything for more than a few seconds, he didn`t ...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
02-12-2009 12:38 PM
7 Replies and 2507 Views Oliver plucking  2507  7 Started by  margaret brown Hi Guys, I was very worried about Oliver plucking,it started just a few days ago...I moved him and Jura to a bigger room which I thought would be better for them to fly about,so for the first few days things were fine...until I noticed Oliver plucking away at his breast...Oh no i thouht why has he started to do&160;this things were going so well. I contacted Donna as i was so worried,she said she was coming out to see us anyway for our 6 week check,so Donna came today and had a look at Olive...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
02-12-2009 4:27 AM
10 Replies and 1811 Views fingers crossed !!!  1811  10 Started by  Ann Conway Well today has been a good day. As most of you will know we have been having an extremely rough time with Ruby, our Scarlet Macaw.For the last few months she has been attacking us both. It was getting to the point where we were really thinking we had lost her.We had tried everything that we could think of and took all advice we were given. Finally we decided to move her cage to the other side of the room where people coming in were not passing her cage as they came in. Today she actually let Joe...
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by  SteveJump to last post
21-11-2009 3:21 PM
8 Replies and 1754 Views Potty Training Complete!  1754  8 Started by  Oodie Three poo-free days so I 'm guessing potty training is complete! I found a how-to on an obscure website.&160; No rocket science, just the minor appreciation of how our feathered poo machines operate and some minor aiming assistance. The bird seems happier too.&160; He used to run away after doing an accidental poo on me.&160; I'm told it's lucky to be pooed on, on that basis BL&160;people should be cleaning the lottery every week.
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by  Helen WJump to last post
13-11-2009 12:29 PM
5 Replies and 1628 Views Is she nesting?  1628  5 Started by  LesleyG Ok....PAncho has been more playful lately which is good but she has been burying herslef under the covers whilst mumbling to herself, she is very intent on getting the covers just right. I am wondering if she is nesting or broody Despite her name she is definately female as she laid an egg before she came to me. She also buried herself in my new cardi and then ate her way out!!!
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by  Ann ConwayJump to last post
01-11-2009 7:13 AM
7 Replies and 1745 Views Meet Scooby  1745  7 Started by  Mandy &160;A couple of weeks back an ad came on another forum wanting a home for a disabled baby grey. Me being me went OMG&160;&160;&160;Turns out his legs were damaged in the nest box, and he was walking with one leg out to the side, using the 'elbow' to walk on. &160;As a result this was causing sores etc, so they needed a special home for him. &160;I was lucky enough to be chosen, and he came home last Sunday. &160;He is a total doll, had a panic on the second day he was here, as he knocked...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
19-10-2009 8:55 AM
11 Replies and 3045 Views The Tale of Milky Joe  3045  11 Started by  Oodie Sorry for a slightly long post but I'm brave enough to post the tale of Milky Joe.&160; Why brave &160;Well it involves the most controversial action of all...opening the cage door and letting the bird go.&160; I'd welcome any reponses that slam me, I think I want to be slapped but on a really base level I think I did the right thing. When I arrived here it was my first chance for a parrot ever, I'd been waiting over a decade.&160; I went to the local pet dive&160; and fell totally for a ...
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by  OodieJump to last post
18-09-2009 5:11 AM
17 Replies and 2301 Views Desperate for help!  2301  17 Started by  egytort Please help, There are so many issues with this bird, I have no idea which topic to post it under: I'm visiting my grandma next week who has an african grey which was given to her, but which has severe behavioural problems. My biggest issue is that he is a vicious biter. When I last visited him a year ago, I tried training him to perch on my hand, instead, he grabbed my knuckle and thrashed about. There was blood everywhere, and he barely avoided going into the joint. I had bought a couple of ...
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by  brittone05Jump to last post
22-07-2009 8:54 PM
6 Replies and 4612 Views grumpy african grey  4612  6 Started by  LYNN I have a 12yr old african grey,Rosie, who adored me until she was about 4 or 5 now she is not as keen. I feel terrible that I am now getting scared of her so she is in her cage&160;a lot now. I wonder if she is better to be rehomed or can I get help to make me less scared . With dogs there are classes etc and behaviourists are there for parrots Please any help greatfully received. &160; Lynn
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by  LYNNJump to last post
07-07-2009 8:46 PM
7 Replies and 1569 Views I guess I'm looking for advice for my amazon...  1569  7 Started by  Serenity My boyfriend and I have a blue-fronted amazon, Baby.&160; We've been trying to rehabilitate him.&160; As far as I know, he's about 15 years old, give or take. He's lived in multiple homes... I only know of four.&160; In one home, he was abused severely and such, for example his cage being thrown (with him in it).&160; He was never trained, as far as I can tell.&160; He doesn't even know how to step up. And he's aggressive.&160; Very much so.&160; He either runs or bites, though he tends...
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by  Vicky FordJump to last post
20-06-2009 7:26 PM
10 Replies and 1580 Views a question  1580  10 Started by  John Chafer Kiki my timneh has decided it is great fun to hide under her newpapers, I have come in, and found her doing this a lot now, any clues why, been doing it for te last two weeks
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by  brittone05Jump to last post
18-06-2009 3:30 PM
4 Replies and 3024 Views Nebulisers  3024  4 Started by  SharonL I have heard these mentioned a few times on the forum in connection with birdies and although I have alot of knowledge on the use of them on humans, would someone care to enlighten me as to how they are administered to our feathered friends. . Also, are the drugs used similar to humans
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by  Crystal WestJump to last post
10-06-2009 4:16 PM
5 Replies and 1586 Views New Tricks  1586  5 Started by  Linda We recenly purchased a toy for Chicken our grey, she was playing happily with it when there was a clunk sound, we looked round to find that she had undone the split ring holding the toy to its chain, we though this was a one of event, put the toy back together and rehung it up. Now everytime she plays with it she is able to undo the split ring. If anyone needs any keys putting onto a key ring we can lend them Chicken.
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by  LoumayJump to last post
25-05-2009 5:52 PM
2 Replies and 2499 Views Air sacs  2499  2 Started by  SharonH My BL galah Rossi has always had what appears to be an air-filled blister on his back at the top of a wing. Sheila reassured me that it is nothing serious and said that the vet would drain it if I was worried. I was chatting to Sharon L about this the other day and she did some research. She sent me this link, which is interesting. As Rossi doesn't seem to be uncomfortable I don't propose to put him through the operation, but I am really pleased to know what it is. &160; http://www.parrotchro...
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by  Hazel GoodrumJump to last post
25-04-2009 2:04 PM
6 Replies and 1698 Views Giggling fits!!!  1698  6 Started by  brittone05 Angel has had the most bizarre evening today. For about 2 hours around 7pm onwards, she had the longest giggling fit!&160; She just kept doing her little cackly laugh over and over and then dancing about! She is such a wonderful sennie and adores being fussed by me just hates men which we can live with as I do all her daily care and she will happily ignore my hubby or any other men who visit. She did fly onto hubby's friends head the other night for a few minutes, bit his scalp and flew to m...
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by  brittone05Jump to last post
14-04-2009 9:47 AM
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