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Always check to ensure the organisation you wish to use is registered with an approved organisation such as ‘The Charities Commission’ 

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30 Replies and 6557 Views List of Herbs & the benefits for our feathered friends..    6557  30 Started by  shaz
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i've been asked to post a list of the herbs & their benefits, that i use for my flock .. The list is already on the forum somewhere but it was added as a response to a question . This time thought i'd do a post especially for the list! i use about 95 of the items on here sprinkled in to my flocks seed mix on a daily basis. shaz Alfalfa Powder helps assimilate protein, calcium and other nutrients. Contains chlorophyll. Richest land source of trace minerals. Very rich supply of...
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by  Paul BrooksJump to last post
12-05-2011 11:04 PM
0 Replies and 2886 Views Safe and unsafe woods  2886  0 Started by  Sue C I just lifted this off the internet If you are thinking about using natural tree branches for your parrot’s toys or perhaps as perches inside their cages (they can be extremely cost effective and durable whilst providing your parrot with a more natural perch and gnawing post) here is a list of safe and toxic natural wood branches and tree species for your parrots Safe Wood & Tree Branches | Non Toxic Willow Tree Apple Almond Arbutus Ash Aspen Bamboo Beech Birch Cottonwo...
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14-09-2013 11:36 AM
5 Replies and 2323 Views Patagonian Conure laying eggs  2323  5 Started by  Lesley Garratt Can anyone give me some advice please  My Patagonian Conure (called Cinton, who we previously thought was male) has laid 2 eggs.  I was advised some time ago by a parrot behaviourist that she should be given a roosting box, so I had one specially made for her and I have to say she does seem to love it and it has made her much more content.  However, I wonder if it has encouraged her egg-laying behaviour  (I really don't want to take it away from her, as it seems to have mad...
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by  Ty (ACO Leicestershire)Jump to last post
28-06-2013 6:50 AM
5 Replies and 2995 Views How to use a nebuliser - preliminary guide  2995  5 Started by  Nina Again, tonight, people are out on the roads trying to get to a bird who has gone down with breathing difficulties. If you have birds at home, then PLEASE get a nebuliser. It can mean the difference of life and death for your birds. Please bear in mind that you always need to call your ACO if your bird is showing signs of respiratory distress, there is a big difference between an allergic reaction to serious illness. Here is a preliminary guide on how to use a nebuliser, copied from Sheila Downe...
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by  NinaJump to last post
29-03-2013 9:44 AM
3 Replies and 1673 Views Here's a great way to keep our feathered birdies healthy  1673  3 Started by  J & S As the title says, this is a great way to keep our birds healthy food wise, stop feeding them junk human foods!   I'm sick to death reading on the BL FB page about members feeding their birds human crap foods, I don't post a response to the posts as I think I would 'loose control' I've seen the odd post from some members explaining how harmful these foods are, but the answers they get back are, the bird stole it, it's only once a week, a little will not hurt them etc   Don't these...
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by  J & SJump to last post
28-03-2013 2:55 PM
1 Replies and 1822 Views WARNING! BIRDS DEAD AFTER HEATING WHITE VINEGAR!  1822  1 Started by  Nina Copied from Birdline Facebook WARNING.... Not sure if people already know this, I know I didn't!  A guy on fb has just lost 3 of his birds, he is heartbroken but is trying to raise awareness on a toxic killer.... He put white vinegar in his dishwasher to clean it and now 3 of his birds are dead.... He has spoke to qualified avian vets in his area and researched that when white vinegar is heated over a certain temperature it lets off toxic fumes similar to carbon dioxide.... So dont do any...
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by  KerstinJump to last post
15-03-2013 2:13 PM
11 Replies and 2051 Views cleaning .... what a nightmare !  2051  11 Started by  themadhouse I know its a nightmare for all us bird lovers when it comes to keeping our homes clean and smelling nice without the use of airfreshners etc etc . I refuse to use any product other than bleach for the toilet and a surface spray for the kitchen sides , OK I probably dont have a house that smells of lavender but I know I am not poisoning the birds so that good enough for me . What I do use is a steam mop and its well worth the money I paid for it. This mop steams everything from hard floors to c...
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by  SharonLJump to last post
27-02-2013 1:04 PM
4 Replies and 2544 Views for birds that don't eat fruit  2544  4 Started by  Nikki I bought a gadget today that even my very fussy conure approved of. Its called  YoNana and you put in frozen fruit and it blends in into a chilled ice cream type dessert. So the boys tonight had banana, stawberries, blackberries and peach and loved every bit of it. here is a link
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by  traceyJump to last post
09-01-2013 6:51 AM
9 Replies and 2071 Views microwave heat packs  2071  9 Started by  braveheart can any one help is microwave heat wheat or lavender packs safe to use in the house with my bird not to sure so not using it just now please help thank you
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by  Helen WJump to last post
30-12-2012 12:49 PM
8 Replies and 4078 Views Nebulisers  4078  8 Started by  PS I expect this topic has been covered previously but I want to buy a nebuliser.  As I'm now safehousing I think it would be the most responsible thing to do.  My problem is I don't know which one would be suitable and also how would it be used.  It might sound a stupid question but do you just turn it on with the bird close by.  I have seen one that is within my price range and have hopefully posted a link.  Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated rather than ...
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by  SharonLJump to last post
12-12-2012 8:37 AM
0 Replies and 1581 Views vitamins  1581  0 Started by  SueWilson Hi all My lot seem to really like rice and I was wondering if anyone puts any vitamins in the water as a good way to extra into them with the rice. Sue
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14-08-2012 9:02 AM
2 Replies and 1976 Views Dried Peppers.. something to consider!!!  1976  2 Started by  shaz  Hi Everyone.. i know i am not around very much & probably miss out on a lot due to my reluctance of joining FB, but am still here lurking  . As usual the flock is keeping me busy and are all well & happy especially now they are finally able to spend their days outside in the play aviary.. Anyway reason i am posting today... We all know the dangers of Peanuts in Shells ( Monkey nuts ) and the risk to our FIDs of possibly contracting  Aspergillosis BUT has anyone els...
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by  MargyJump to last post
14-06-2012 5:18 AM
10 Replies and 3292 Views Zinc poisoning and treatment  3292  10 Started by  Nina We are treating our Ducorps for zinc poisoning, and if anyone is interested, this is the approximate costs. Bear in mind that this is our vets and that costs may differ depending on where you go. We took Darcy in for the general testing after adopting her. As she is a severe plucker we decided to do the full profile wich includes testing for PBFD, chlamydophila and heavy metal poisoning such as led and zinc, as well as all the blood tests to make sure her liver etc was ok. The cost for the tes...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
18-05-2012 1:59 AM
2 Replies and 2130 Views The importance of diet  2130  2 Started by  saul I have seen first hand and I am never surprised at what some parrot lovers will feed their birds. we are currently safehousing a parrot that for 40 years of his life he lived on 50 seed and 50 chocolate its amazes me that he is still healthy. I have seen people fill a food bowl with chips 'as a treat' but every other day does not make this a treat. Pizza was a regular for one and another that was addicted to gummy bears. these are the extremes but how many people out there have seen birds th...
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by  saulJump to last post
08-04-2012 1:05 PM
1 Replies and 2720 Views Zinc!  2720  1 Started by  Nina Looking around on the internet as I&160;do every now and then for bargains, I&160;came across this... scary! It is so sad when pet stores sell items that are no good for our pets, and they do not even know about it. How is the 'average'&160;maybe first time owner to know if they are not informed properly. Most people do NOT&160;spend hours on the web reading up unfortunately. The company in question has been informed by the way. Copied an...
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by  SharonHJump to last post
01-02-2012 4:49 AM
0 Replies and 1670 Views Bisphenol A plastics and health concerns  1670  0 Started by  steve b This is quite a read but it's scarily uneasing. Could it have implications to our birds, i would say yes wothout doubt. The subject matter is Bisphenol A which is made into plastic bottles, headlights, polycarbonate, plastic water bottles the type we feed birds with and so on. This is a short quote from the full article. First synthesized in 1891, bisphenol A came into use as a synthetic estrogen in the 1930s. Later, chemists discovered that, combined with phosgene (used during World War I...
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30-12-2011 2:23 AM
30 Replies and 6069 Views Air fresheners  6069  30 Started by  Helen W
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This follows a post that I saw in a thread earlier, where someone referred to 'the squirty device that goes off every 15 minutes.' Not sure which thread or who posted it, but thought it was worth a polite reminder. &160; Please do not use air fresheners in the same room as your parrots. Whether they are solid-type, gel, plug-in or aerosol. The scents and propellants are toxic to birds and could result in serious respiratory illness or even death. &160; This isn't just a scare tactic - I'm...
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by  Paul BrooksJump to last post
02-12-2011 12:17 PM
8 Replies and 2471 Views diet  2471  8 Started by  Archy &160;We have a Blue Fronterd Amazon aged about 20, how much should we be feeding him daily as he is begining to look rather fat !!!
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by  Paul BrooksJump to last post
22-10-2011 3:44 AM
14 Replies and 8850 Views UV lights  8850  14 Started by  Chirpysmum Hi Our safe house tiel Lady&160;came to us as&160;a plucker, she's been with us a couple of months and over the last few days I've become fairly sure she's still plucking.&160; Last week I was advised to try UV lighting with her.&160; I'd thought about it before for Chirpy anyway because of our long dark winter months however the price of the bird specific ones&160;is a bit steep.&160; I wondered if I could use ones for reptiles Any thoughts/advice particularly from those that use UV li...
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by  NikkiJump to last post
15-10-2011 1:55 PM
3 Replies and 2570 Views To humidify or not to humidify?  2570  3 Started by  nigel Hi all We have had Danny (grey) now for 8 months, just to recap, he came to us quite badly plucked with a lot of feathers damaged, mangled&160;and missing, including all his tail and flight feathers, we have worked our way through all the recommendations, Aloe, filtered water etc etc and I have been thorough in observing when he likes to pluck etc etc, his feather situation is now much improved and I am confident we will sort it to a great extent. Over the last few months, in the warmer weath...
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by  Nick11Jump to last post
11-10-2011 2:40 PM
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