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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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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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6 Replies and 2234 Views Tasty Treats  2234  6 Started by  J & S Today I made four tasty treats for my Hobbits. All you need is a stick from parrot safe wood or a wooden spoon, Tidymix, a few nuts, egg whites. Mix the seed, nuts and egg whites so everything is 'sticky' Coat the stick with the mixture and bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes at 120 deg (reduce cooking time if needed) If you want to make it even tastier for your birdies add a little pure honey or Palm Fruit Extract to the mixture, remember to only add a little though. You can also add p...
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by  traceyJump to last post
09-01-2013 6:47 AM
6 Replies and 2192 Views Easy granola treat sticks (you already have all the ingredients!)  2192  6 Started by  Chase333 Hi All, I have just been experimenting this evening and come up with a very easy way of making the same treat sticks you buy, just cheaper and better! haha, and take 2mins prep and 10-15mins in the oven, then a further 40mins. Basically I just put a couple of handful's of AS-20 into a bowl, broke open some pecans and almonds and put the broken up bits in(not shell obviously), poured over some honey and kept mixxing and adding until it was evenly sticky and sort-of held its shape, then I mixed ...
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25-05-2012 2:16 PM
2 Replies and 1586 Views simple enrichment?  1586  2 Started by  Simon & Emma I have been doing this for a while and Max loves the game. &160; I have a few apple branches in his cage dangling down from the top.. loose enough so they sway but a bolt through the top so thay cant fall in. I take a few drill sizes and drill holes into the wood all over and in hidden nooks. I then fill them with healthy treats, ie the dried fruit from his tidymix and a few naughry treats, a couple of pnuts from the tidy mix and maybe a 'nob' of the millet. he can spend ages searching and ...
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14-04-2012 3:13 AM
14 Replies and 8037 Views Butternut squash seeds  8037  14 Started by  Chirpysmum Hi I was making myself some butternut squash risotto tonight and as I was preparing it and about to throw the seeds away I thought I wonder if the 'tiels could/would eat these&160; If it's OK do I just give them as they are or do I need to clean and toast them Thanks Michelle
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15-09-2011 2:23 AM
0 Replies and 1009 Views Cakes for Parrots  1009  0 Started by  jonesy Just to let you know that I will be creating cakes again this weekend for parrots. They will be ready to post on Monday. If interested please contact me. Thanks
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26-08-2011 1:13 PM
45 Replies and 4035 Views Cakes to Order with willow.  4035  45 Started by  jonesy
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Hi all. I have been creating fruit and veg cakes for birds and wondered if there would be a call for this service. I am a qualified chef and run a catering business so they have been made to high standards. Nothing less for any of my animals. I am thinking of selling a mixed variety and also putting willow in the box as well. Would you be interested &160;
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24-08-2011 9:53 AM
3 Replies and 1493 Views Goji Berries  1493  3 Started by  jonesy Does anyone know if parrots can have goji berries please. ta
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by  Helen WJump to last post
22-08-2011 10:45 AM
1 Replies and 1211 Views lichen  1211  1 Started by  Simon & Emma ok am i being too parainoid here I have been given a huge box of apple wood but it is mostly covered in lichen. Is this ok for Max the Sennie or should i peel it all off
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22-08-2011 6:46 AM
2 Replies and 1975 Views Willow Wreaths  1975  2 Started by  Stace &160;Hi folks, &160; Just wanted to know if any one buys willow wreathes. I've bought some with the bark on - there are lots of picks of peeled willow wreaths on animals toys and some with the dark bark still on. Mine are unpeeled - do you think they're just as safe Stace x
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19-08-2011 3:26 PM
20 Replies and 5013 Views Nuts?  5013  20 Started by  Scarlett
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Calling all you guys for opinions once again!! We stock Walnuts, Brazils, Almonds all in the shell and Cashews and Pistachios out of the shell but are looking into a few others. We have been asked about Pecans in the shell which I know I can get, also for Palm Nuts which I am looking into, and I am also thinking of Pine Nuts and Cedar Nuts. Wondering which ones people give to their birds Ours are really funny, only like Brazils in the shell, love Cashews, some like Pistachios too, Max and M...
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27-07-2011 2:36 AM
16 Replies and 3530 Views Pulses  3530  16 Started by  Dave V Hi, I want to try to get my flock to eat soaked pulses but I don't really know where to start Can you buy dried pulses in the supermarket or does it need a specialist Are dried split peas as beneficial to pulses or not How do you prepare them - are they cooked or just soaked and in each case for how long. &160; As you can see thisa is a new area to me. I am sure there are loads of experts in the Birdline membership. Can someone please help (the simpler and more basic the advise - the bette...
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17-07-2011 7:51 AM
4 Replies and 2552 Views fruit jelly  2552  4 Started by  montana baby loves this and i make loads in mini yoghurt pots &160; sugarfree jelly made with less water than stated add fruit/veg/seeds etc it helps as a bordem breaker when i stuff it in toilet roll tubes and hang them sideways or let them roll on the floor ( best done on laminate though lol)
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by  montanaJump to last post
17-03-2011 9:29 AM
9 Replies and 1929 Views woo hoo Corn on the cob is back  1929  9 Started by  Oodie Very happy birds.&160; I just wish I'd noticed my ipod charging cable has been chewed before I handed over the goodies (only the ipod itself to go now)
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by  Helen WJump to last post
07-10-2010 12:56 PM
2 Replies and 2082 Views harrisons sprouting food  2082  2 Started by  Oodie I just did the O&F periodic shop in and I ticked for some harrisons pulse mix. &160; I've had some yacky failures of trying to sprout in the past, probably due to unclean pulses.&160; Is the harrisons stuff pre-sterlised or will I still need to wash it for yonks &160; Shopping for bird stuff is great but you do sometimes tick boxes knowing full well they will dive on the toy and turn it into quarks in about 30seconds.
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05-09-2010 3:14 PM
0 Replies and 1456 Views Banana Blossum  1456  0 Started by  Oodie Does anyone know if this is ok for parrots it good for people and apparently some lorikeets live on it...
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05-08-2010 5:09 AM
2 Replies and 2802 Views Pine Cones & Aniseed  2802  2 Started by  Doddie Kent Pine Cones - does anyone cook them, or are they best served raw And Aniseed - I got a pack of Aniseed when I collected a bird from the owner. I've never heard of giving birds this - is it good/bad/indifferent Someone also mentioned to me that they'd read a book printed in the 1950s, that said African Greys should have access to canary seed as well as their own. She's been giving her own Grey this, and his feathers have improved dramatically from looking dull and lifeless to being in really g...
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by  Tracey ElphickJump to last post
23-06-2010 11:59 PM
5 Replies and 1523 Views Pine cones are back  1523  5 Started by  Diane Been out in the park collecting pine cones for the birds got a carrier bag full, it did look strange as we had Freddie (dog) with us and a large bag full of brown items leaving the park
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by  DianeJump to last post
23-06-2010 5:32 AM
3 Replies and 2238 Views Bay Laurel - safe for birds?  2238  3 Started by  Jess Hi I&160;have a large bay tree in the garden and was thinking it would be nice to take some clipping&160;complete with leaves&160;to add to Max and Miss Lily's homes. I can't find it on any of the safe/unsafe lists and was wondering if anyone knew of whether it was safe for parrots I&160;know other species of bay are poisonous to humans but am having no luck finding this one Many thanks &160;
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by  Helen WJump to last post
17-06-2010 3:08 PM
16 Replies and 4569 Views Long Kong  4569  16 Started by  paula34 Anyone know if they are safe for the greys to eat
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24-05-2010 2:12 AM
6 Replies and 1850 Views Running out of seed!!!!  1850  6 Started by  Oodie Can you believe there no bird seed for sale anywhere here Over the last week I've run down to about 5 remaining days & I could use some ideas for dry continuous access foods in case I can't get more for the time being!&160; Obviously they gets loads of greens in the morning and a 'hot' lunch and dinner.&160; Its not that I'm a particularly good owner, I just like the skin to remain on the knuckles of my fork hand &160; What I have so far: Popcorn Mixed nuts (crush before serve) A ...
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11-05-2010 11:20 AM
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