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***IMPORTANT NOTICE 16/7/2017*** - 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’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

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’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

  
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23 Replies and 6658 Views Palm Nuts and xmas type nuts  6658  23 Started by  Oodie
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Doesanyone feed their bird palm nuts I saw them the other day on the cheap, they are apparently a Greys diet, do you think it needs a serious beak to crack them Similarly I was going to to get the green rat an xmas type nut selection (brazils etc) (get this, small bag with about 15 nuts £8...gulp), do you think an Alex's beak is up for a brazil or almond shell Ian
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20-04-2010 7:08 PM
0 Replies and 1444 Views how do you make veggie burger's  1444  0 Started by  belle just wanted to know if anyone knows how to make veggie burgers,coated in bread crumb theo is a very picker eater....won't touch veggies.... so i brought some ready made birds eye veggie burgers(the ones in bread crumb's). theo loves em but there's loads of s***t in em so would rather make some my self.....any ideas how pleaseeee
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12-04-2010 10:35 AM
7 Replies and 2442 Views Broccoli leaves  2442  7 Started by  sarah& rik Hi guys, I was reading a website and trying to find foods that are high in vitamin A that I can get Rosie to eat. I came across a chart and the leaves of the broccoli were the highest thing on there, the only thing is when you buy a broccoli the leaves are removed. Does anyone know anywhere where I can get one with the leaves still on, or is growing my own going to be the best way to go Thanks
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11-03-2010 12:42 PM
1 Replies and 1910 Views A quick and easy treat  1910  1 Started by  Crystal West I was visiting another birdy friend a couple of weeks ago, and she told me about what she gave her birdies for breakfast, I have elaborated on it and come up with a tasty breakfast /anytime treat. &160; You need: &160; Wholemeal Bread, well toasted and allowed to go cold Palm Oil and Honey, mixed together and warmed to a nice runny liquid format Crush or buy a mix of nuts (unsalted) Soak the cold toast in the palmoil and honey mix until well steeped. Then cover with the crushed nuts. ...
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09-02-2010 2:49 AM
1 Replies and 2125 Views Hummous  2125  1 Started by  Oodie My bird does a 'Yack' head flcik for supermarket hummous but he loves the home made stuff. &160; There's loads of recipes on the internet but the key thing is that you don't need all the oils etc. Soak chickpeas overnight, boil them (takes ages, 40mins), blend the chickpeas and equal amount of the water you boiled them in (add more of the water to make paste), add spoon or 2 of tahini&160;(sesame seed paste, the only real 'taste'), season. You can add the other stuff for your own human hu...
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15-01-2010 8:03 AM
5 Replies and 1423 Views What a bird wants  1423  5 Started by  Oodie They all want&160; booze, pizza, coffee etc but I'd love to know the more exotic thing your bird has been longing for: Oodie: 1.&160; &160;The pair of stainless steel tweezers in the bathroom.&160; The tweezers are the holy grail. 2.&160; The small ceramic red ball from my 'roller ball' (ball on top) mouse.&160; He kisses it, &160; He sings to it and he feeds it.&160; If my hand is in the way he takes the shortest path through the flesh.&160; Red ball and Oodie will marry one day. 3...
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23-11-2009 8:18 PM
22 Replies and 3408 Views Corn on the Cob  3408  22 Started by  Oodie
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Hooray corn on the cob is finally in season over here. Was £1.50 each now 12p each.&160; Just gave the bird&160;half a &160;full one and got the dregs rubbed all over my face in thanks Can't remember who said it or when but thanks to the person who said 'never serve straight from fridge, always serve lukewarm' works every time
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17-11-2009 6:38 PM
8 Replies and 1392 Views sugar cane  1392  8 Started by  paula34 I bought this a while ago and its sat in the freezer as my two greys refused to even look at it. Yesterday while looking for something to cook i found it took it out to defrost and wow what a hit with Rocky the TOO who is staying with us!!! Made me so glad I didnt bin it
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11-11-2009 11:18 AM
7 Replies and 2085 Views Growing the birds original diet  2085  7 Started by  Oodie I was thinking about trying to bring&160; some more stuff to replicate the birds natural diet.&160; Winkipedia (haha I know its a bit plop but I use it as an example) says (editing by me): A fresh mix...bal blah..... grains and cereals, Edible blossoms and flowers such as Carnations, chamomile, chives, dandelion, daylily, eucalyptus, fruit tree's blossoms, herbs' blossoms, hibiscus, honeysuckle, impatiens, lilac, nasturtiums, pansies, passion flower (passifloræ),..... Wild harvested greens an...
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19-09-2009 11:23 PM
3 Replies and 2513 Views Tidymix??  2513  3 Started by  Bird-Lover I want to swap my kakarikis over to a new 'healthier' seed mix, as the pet shops varieties are generally rubbish and full of fattening sunflower seeds.. although i try to separate the sunflower seeds from the mixture (i have a full bag of sunflower seeds for 'treats') they throw the bowl all over the floor to find the seeds ive missed. They dont seem to eat the smaller seeds and thus this creates a waste... I've been looking at the tidymix (http://www.tidymixdiets.com/products.htm), after read...
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18-09-2009 2:46 PM
4 Replies and 1208 Views High Tea  1208  4 Started by  Crystal West I know I am probably preaching or speaking to the converted but yesterday at a loss what to give my birds for tea, not that there was'nt anything for them, but fussy lickle devils had been turning their beaks up lately, so I baked some birdy friendly blueberry muffins, toasted some crumpets and put butter on them, and made some cheese and strawberry sandwiches(brown bread) and gave them a high tea, after first checking it out, they all filled their little faces and licked their beaks. John said ...
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18-09-2009 10:37 AM
0 Replies and 1184 Views Honey Sponge Fingers  1184  0 Started by  Crystal West Was experimenting yesterday afternoon and made some sponge fingers( birdy recipe), when they had cooled I got a syringe , filled it with runny honey and syringed it into the middle of the sponge fingers, I then put them onto blunt ended skewers and hung them around the cages, the burdies loved them, spoilt lickle babes. base recipe for birdy sponges/muffin........organic unbleached flour, honey or dark muscavardo sugar to sweeten, butter and eggs and milk (semi skimmed), you can add just about ...
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18-09-2009 7:54 AM
7 Replies and 1724 Views peas in the pod  1724  7 Started by  kerryh33 dont know how many people have tried this but i bought organic peas in the pod today for my flock they just loved foraging for the peas, then dropping the pod, i found they all loved it and not only are the peas good for them they found it good fun, usually as a treat now and again i give them roasted monkey nuts (fit for human consumption) but not often because of the amount of calories, but if they enjoy peas in the pod just as much its a better alternative
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21-08-2009 9:33 PM
0 Replies and 1288 Views CHICKEN NUT BITES  1288  0 Started by  Ann Conway 1 CUP CHICKEN BROTH, 1/2 CUP MARGARINE OR BUTTER, 1 CUP FLOUR, 1 TBS CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY,2TSP SALT,2 TSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE, 3/4 TSP CELERY SEED, 1/2 TSP PAPRIKA, 1/8 TSP CAYENNE PEPER, 4 EGGS, 5 OZ BONED COOKED CHICKEN, 1/4 CHOPPED TOASTED ALMONDS. Heat oven to 220 degrees. In a saucepan combine chicken broth and butter, stir in flour, parsley, salt,celery seed, paprika and cayenne. Cook, beating rapidly until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth compact ball. Remove from heat. A...
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18-08-2009 8:45 AM
0 Replies and 1144 Views VEGGIE CHIPS  1144  0 Started by  Ann Conway 8OZ WHITE POTATOES, 8OZ SWEET POTATOES, 8OZ PARSNIPS, 8OZ BEETS, RED PEPPER FLAKES. Heat oven to 180 degrees,Scrub vegetables, and cit into thin slices. Place slices in a single layer on a shallow baking sheet,Sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes. Bake until crisp, and lightly browned. Baking times for eag veg will vary.Start checking parsnips after 30 mins, potatoes need 40 to 50 mins, beets will take at least 50 to 60 mins. Chips will soften slightly after a day or two due to humidity. To ...
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18-08-2009 8:26 AM
0 Replies and 1099 Views BIRDIE BARS  1099  0 Started by  Ann Conway 2 EGGS WITH SHELLS WASHED, 2TBS VEGETABLE OIL, 1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT, 3 TBS FRUIT JUICE, 1 CUP RAISINS,1/4 CUP CHOPPED DATES OR APRICOTS, 1/2 CUP HONEY OR MOLASSES, 1/2 CUP NONFAT DRY MILK POWDER, 1/2 CUP WHEAT GERM,1/3 CUP WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR, 1 CUP BRAN, 1 CUP CHOPPED NUTS, 1/2 CUP SUNFLOWER SEEDS, 1/2 CUP SESAME SEEDS Heat oven to 180 degrees. In a large bowl, beat eggs with shells, add oil, vanilla and fruit juice.Stir in remaining ingredients. Batter will be thick and sticy. Spread on a wel...
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18-08-2009 8:09 AM
0 Replies and 1096 Views CHEESE CRISPIES  1096  0 Started by  Ann Conway 1 CUP MARGARINE, 1/2lb CHEDDAR CHEESE GRATED, 2 CUPS FLOUR, DASH SALT, DASH TABASCO SAUCE,DASH CAYENNE PEPPER, 2 CUPS RICE KRISPIES. Heat oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl mix together margarine and cheese, add flour, salt,tabasco, and cayenne and mix well. Roll into walnut sized balls and flatten on an ungreased baking sheet, bake for 15mins.
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18-08-2009 7:59 AM
0 Replies and 1161 Views HEAVENLY NUGGETS  1161  0 Started by  Ann Conway 3/4 CUP CHOPPED NUTS, 8 CRACKERS CRUSHED MEDIUM/FINE, 11/2 CUPS PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTH OR CHUNKY, 2 CUPS RAISINS, 1/3 CUP WHEATGERM, 1/4 CUP HONEY, EXTRA CHOPPED NUTS. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until blended and mixture holds together. Roll into small balls and roll in some extra chopped nuts.
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18-08-2009 7:51 AM
3 Replies and 1125 Views favourite granola  1125  3 Started by  Ann Conway 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup honey, 3 cups rough cut oats,11/2 tsp cinnamon,2 cups shelled almonds, pine nuts, brazil nuts, and shredded coconut, 2/3 cup dried fruit, apples or raisins/ heat oven 200degrees, in a large oven proof baking dish, melt butter and stir in honey, add oats, mixed nuts, and coconut, and cinnamon. Bake for 15 mins, stirring several times, Remove from ovenand stir in fruit. Cool completely and store for 1 week in a jar with a tight fitting lid, refiridgerate the rest.
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by  Victoria WhitfieldJump to last post
17-08-2009 9:29 PM
8 Replies and 1485 Views Chilli plant  1485  8 Started by  LesleyG I have a big chilli plant that is producing loads of chillis, far more then we can eat. I have dried some, frozen some but am wondering if the birds can have them They are HOT ones....can I try the birds with them
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25-06-2009 9:37 PM
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