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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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1 Replies and 561 Views Newbie here!  561  1 Started by  naturalee Hi everyone! I just joined so thought I'd quickly introduce myself. My is Lee and I live in Cheshire and currently have an African Grey named Murphy and a Bare eyed Cockatoo named Jasper. I have a few other pets including four pugs. I work as an Animal Care Assistant at veterinary referral hospital and love my job. Hoping to get full membership here in the next few days once I've familiarised myself with everything. Thanks for having me!
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
13-09-2016 8:57 AM
2 Replies and 535 Views NEW MEMBER  535  2 Started by  cherry Hi I have just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I live with several dogs ( all small ) 2 beautiful Celestial Parrotlets and an aviary with budgies. I also look after my mum who is quite elderly and she thinks I'm mad to have so many animals to care for ! Especially when it is pouring with rain and I have to go outside with the birds and dogs needs, but I love it. I live on a beautiful Island between Chichester and Portsmouth as far south as you can get without having a dip in the sea. Now ...
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
04-09-2016 5:15 PM
2 Replies and 713 Views Hi there  713  2 Started by  Daveo Hi to all,   I am new to birdline and currently birdless. I am 61, retired and married to Margaret for over forty years. Our parrot experience is somewhat unusual in that we looked after a timneh grey called smokey joe for a elderly gent while he went away for a few weeks in 2012. Smokey was (he is now unfortunately deceased) a 26 year old shy but aggressive bird with a bad history of plucking. However, he settled right in. We were given a list of how to care for and feed him with a big ...
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05-07-2016 10:18 AM
0 Replies and 605 Views New member in Kent  605  0 Started by  Robbieb60 Hi, I have just joined the group after hearing so many great comments from friends and other rescue services. Although I co-run a rescue service in Kent , I don't currently have a bird of my own. I have around 32 years experience in keeping, breeding, and caring for various species of birds, and working with other rescue groups over the last 15 odd years have helped to care for and re-home everything from a finch to a European Eagle Owl.  I had my last Macaw Ronnie for just over 15 years,...
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26-06-2016 5:18 PM
3 Replies and 735 Views Hi from Manc Mynah Mama!  735  3 Started by  Mynah Mama Hello folks! I'm from Manchester and I've just joined the forum. I know it seems to be mainly owners of parrots on here so I may not meet anyone else who owns a wonderful, rare, entertaining and extremely intelligent bird like mine....a Greater Indian Hill Mynah! He's called Jake and I've owned him for over 9 years now....he's almost 10 years old. He's adorable and I am so glad I have had the opportunity to own one of these amazing birds. Looking forward to perusing the forum! xx
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by  Helen WJump to last post
09-05-2016 8:37 PM
1 Replies and 662 Views Hello!  662  1 Started by  saraian26 Hi, my name is Sara - said Sarah, I am 32, have 5 children, have a lurcher, hamster (my daughters) a cat, Rosie and my two cockatiels Buddy and BooBoo.  I haven't had my birds long and I am not an expert, but I'm reading and learning and love my birds to bits. They are unlike any other pet I've owned and I'm mad about them. I picked cockatiels as I wanted a parrot type, I always wanted one but with 5 kids I knew I wouldn't have a spare 600 quid spare for one! So when I met my current birds ...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
26-04-2016 11:22 PM
2 Replies and 802 Views Grateful Newbie  802  2 Started by  Shelley Edwards Hi, My name is Shelley and I live in Bristol with my husband and four children. I have had birds since being a young girl and currently have two Indian ringnecks and six budgies. My dream had always been to have an African grey. Last Saturday I brought our new baby called Wolf home and the worries began. I was informed by the breeder that Wolf was weaned but still required a night feed just for a week. I purchased a massive bag of food from the breeder so he would b happy with the food h...
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21-03-2016 5:23 PM
2 Replies and 689 Views Hi From Paisley  689  2 Started by  Marc_Small Hi Everyone Totally new to Birdline , had never heard of it before until last Sunday when i stumbled on it online while looking to buy a bird Signed up right away and after i  spoke with Rena from Glenrothes ( lovely lady) came straight home from work today and became a full member A bit about us : we live in paisley and have joined as a safe-house we have 3 kids Paul 25 (hardly a kid ), Shannon 10 and Arran 5 , we have kept bird before and really look forward to being able to help birds...
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27-02-2016 7:05 AM
5 Replies and 1002 Views Hello from Salisbury, Wiltshire!  1002  5 Started by  KZAD Found this place after seeing if there were any bird rescues in the area. I've never had birds so I'm trying to find out all I can about various species, see, my mum and I are actually really allergic to birds, despite this I often go off on pigeon rescues. We're trying to find out if there are any birds that we'd maybe be okay with, I've heard conures are better for allergy sufferers but then I've also heard their dander can be some of the worst. Pretty much avoiding African Greys because ever...
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by  KZADJump to last post
02-02-2016 6:01 PM
2 Replies and 821 Views Hi Everyone  821  2 Started by  Gary Wilcox Hi everyone not been on for a long time, hope everyone is ok and you all have happy birds,    Gary Wilcox Founder of Birdline-UK
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25-12-2015 9:19 PM
2 Replies and 738 Views Hi from Surrey  738  2 Started by  Jmerralls Hello All Found this wonderful website whilst looking to purchase an African Grey but have decided to foster rather than buying a hatchling... I would rather give a forever loving home to a Boy or Girl that needs one ... Thanks for reading
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14-12-2015 9:47 AM
2 Replies and 751 Views Hi from Dorset  751  2 Started by  verity gill Hi there! I've posted a few times but never introduced us. I'm verity (vee) and my partner is Darren (daz). We are a recently appointed safe house. We're very excited at the prospect of being able to help bl and I'm fortunate enough not to work so I have bags of time to dedicate. I'm hoping to eventually be able to help in other ways as well as safe housing. Im hoping to get a printer for Christmas so I can start doing some posters and leaflets. So hello from us in Verwood Dorset and w...
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by  Dave VJump to last post
01-12-2015 8:02 AM
3 Replies and 923 Views Hi from Wiltshire.  923  3 Started by  BadBadger Hello to everyone at Birdline, I drifted onto this site after re-igniting my passion for parrots that was dampened by having to much fun as a twenty something then to many kids as a thirty something that meant being restricted to doves,pigeons and occasional budgies. However I always took in wild rescue birds if I had to and thats what made me decide to collect 2 poorly kept and very unhappy Conure,a maroon belly and a green cheek,from the usual 'bird in cage-cage in corner-seed-water' kind of...
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26-10-2015 4:54 PM
4 Replies and 840 Views Hi, I'm new!  840  4 Started by  Dollhouse I've been thinking about getting a bird friend for a while and have registered here to make the most of the guidance and information before taking a next step. Since finding this site I am also seriously contemplating fostering as well as adopting. I live with 2 cats (and 3 fish) in a 2-bedroom terraced house, and I work full-time (but only because it's what pays the bills otherwise I'm sure I'd almost never leave the house!  I'm not great at dealing with 'outside'!). Looking forward to ...
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by  DollhouseJump to last post
08-10-2015 6:21 PM
4 Replies and 950 Views Hello... I'm new! Waiting for my perfect parrot :)  950  4 Started by  evemarine Hello I'm a new member, from Kent. I've always wanted a parrot (a Gray) but never have as I have been concerned about paying into irresponsible breeding or wild imports. Glad I have found birdline! Trouble is I've fallen for a particular bird who seems like a perfect match for us, but she's not local - so probably not going to be ours. Luckily I believe in fate so what will be will be... We have dogs, cats (rather bomb proof and used to all sorts of animals) and rabbits currently, and we...
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02-09-2015 10:44 PM
2 Replies and 766 Views introduction again...  766  2 Started by  annewynne hello all....thought I would introduce myself again...I did safehouse 2 birds but sadly had to give them up due to my circumstances at the time,now ready to try again.  I have also tried to join the page on facebook ,not been added yet also just paid my membership fee for the year.
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by  Helen WJump to last post
01-09-2015 11:21 PM
2 Replies and 920 Views Hi Everyone - New Member!  920  2 Started by  tetchy_raffles Hello, I just thought I would write a quick post to introduce myself. I'm Sophie, I live in the Norfolk countryside with my other half and currently no pets. I used to keep rats which were wonderful pets but they do not live long enough and I couldn't bear to keep going through the constant heartbreak! I have never kept a bird before but would love to. We work full time so will be looking for a pair which would be happy to keep each other company whilst we are out during the day. We will be read...
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by  DebsJump to last post
18-08-2015 10:20 PM
6 Replies and 1091 Views New Member  1091  6 Started by  Gordon Wright Hi. I just joined over the weekend so thought i would say hello. I'm gordon and i have a blue fronted amazon called Herman. Bumped into a chap on our high street with his orange wing collecting for birdline and thought why not. So here i am. 😁
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by  Doddie KentJump to last post
29-07-2015 9:02 AM
2 Replies and 830 Views New to this.  830  2 Started by  Shari. Hi folks Sharon here. Just joined so thought I'd say hello.
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by  Helen WJump to last post
06-07-2015 7:01 PM
7 Replies and 713 Views How do I become a paid member  713  7 Started by  taralou89 I've just registered with this site and wish to pay the membership fee to hopefully rehome one of the birds, on the terms and conditions it says to pay via bankers draft it has to be arranged prior to making the payment, is this correct or can I just pay via PayPal without prior arrangement Thanks
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24-06-2015 9:41 PM
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