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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

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’ 

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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7 Replies and 1286 Views Hello! Can I help?  1286  7 Started by  Emma Hi everyone!  I'm new here, although I've been lurking for a while now...  I have a beautiful Maxi. Pionus (Stewie) who's been living with me for just over a year. He is about 3 years old and I am his second home. Sadly, the little guy didn't have a great start to life. He was bought for a 12/13 year old child who soon grew bored of him. Before coming here, he was living in a cage that was far too small (he obviously has a lovely new one now), never came out, had no interaction/stimu...
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11-06-2014 12:56 PM
4 Replies and 804 Views New Here  804  4 Started by  jamila169 Hi, everyone, I'm Lisa, I'm married to Nigel (who is a bit of a technophobe) and we have 4 kids, 1 dog and we've just lost our Eastern Rosella, Rocky at the age of 17 -we rescued him from one of Nigel's workmates who thought they were getting a bird who would be sociable and learn to talk etc as well as being colourful, instead she got a bird who sat in his too small cage,  gorging on sunflower seeds while developing an antisocial personality and randomly screaming. after a lot of care and ...
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01-06-2014 5:19 PM
6 Replies and 1017 Views Just joined up  1017  6 Started by  Karlian Hello,  i'm Karyn and just became a member.  I have in the past mostly been a rabbit/cat owner, but my ex had canaries and a kakariki, and one of the canaries was in a fight with the other, and lost a leg, but he lived another 9 months before dying of old age, but I used to bathe him and help keep his eyes clear as he wasn't so good at doing it himself with his disability.   I recently lost a cat of 14yrs after serious illness, still have another one of 7, who has his own b...
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27-05-2014 1:13 PM
2 Replies and 770 Views new here  770  2 Started by  annewynne Firstly i want to say what a fantastic wonderful place this is........and a big HELLO to all.....
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13-05-2014 11:57 AM
8 Replies and 960 Views New Member  960  8 Started by  sonia Hello, My name is Sonia. I am a new member. I have just become a Safe House and am awaiting my first bird, a Congo African Grey.  I am well excited about this. I am looking forwards to bringing him out of himself as he is a nervous bird. I am sure I will have questions for the more experienced of you on this forum. Sonia.
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12-05-2014 2:48 PM
6 Replies and 917 Views Hello!  917  6 Started by  jwar090 Hello everyone!  I'm Jo and I live with my partner Gareth in Southampton. We share our home with a 6 month old cockatiel called Charlie. He's a real character and we would love to find a companion for him! That is why we have chosen to join Birdline.  Charlie is really soppy and loves his cuddles but can also be mischievous! He likes to talk and can say phrases including 'what you doing' and 'good boy.' He also loves looking at himself in the mirror and enjoys serenading peoples feet...
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11-05-2014 1:16 PM
13 Replies and 1947 Views Hello everyone  1947  13 Started by  Hughina Just introducing myself and hope I have the correct place.  I already have 3 birds, Harry, my patagonian conure and don't I know I have him!  Corky a coctakiel and Pinky a Beurkes parrakeet, these two are so quiet and at least 8 years old,  they are all rescued so have little idea of age and sex, previous life. I have been watching this site for a while but did not think my boys would be of interest to anyone, anyway I realised that is not the way it works, so here we are.
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03-04-2014 1:34 PM
13 Replies and 1458 Views Hello from me and Archie  1458  13 Started by  Julia I would like to introduce myself and would love to get some advice! I have had my lovely grey since last year and rescued him from people who did not understand him and as a result the little 11 month old was in a bad way with no tail and half a wing. After tons of online learning I have changed his diet to Harrisons, learnt how to make foraging toys, done clicker training and overcome loads of behavioural problems with him, including feather plucking. I am finding it all really stressful and h...
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03-04-2014 1:28 PM
11 Replies and 1017 Views Potential forever home  1017  11 Started by  s17art Hi, I am Simon, I thought I would introduce myself, as a new member I have been looking at the threads and birds that require a permanent home, I would like to know does it help my application if I get a cage and all that is required, I have seen some birds have a cage so I am a little reluctant to go buy one if not needed. many thanks
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20-03-2014 2:18 PM
3 Replies and 919 Views Hi everyone...  919  3 Started by  Mandy74 Hi I'm Mandy & have just registered originally to become a foster which has now become wanting to safehouse, I live in Ellesmere Port near Chester in the north west, with my 14 year old daughter, a very soft 7 year old staffy Millie, & a dopey 2 year old cat with thumbs, Indie. I work as a supervisor in a pet shop (we've recently looked after an African grey while his mummy was away & I've fallen in a big way) I work 25-30 hours a week, the rest of the time I spend pottering round my house - I a...
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14-03-2014 2:59 PM
4 Replies and 857 Views new member  857  4 Started by  lee brain Hi all. i am a new member hoping to help out with safe housing. i have always wanted a bird but don't have loads of experience and i know its a big commitment so i thought that safe housing may gain me the experience i need i currently have 15 animals so i am not afraid of hard work and commitment but would never take on an animal unless i could give it the full care it needed. Anyway nice to meet you all. lee
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11-03-2014 8:58 AM
0 Replies and 837 Views on greys  837  0 Started by  sonia
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06-03-2014 4:59 PM
1 Replies and 832 Views New member  832  1 Started by  Stephen Peaty Hi, my name is Steve, I live in weymouth Dorset with my wife Amy and my 10 year old daughter megan. Am very excited and looking forward to adopting a birdline african grey parrot . I have purchased a beautiful cage and is set up waiting.
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22-02-2014 11:14 AM
3 Replies and 699 Views Hi Everyone  699  3 Started by  ANGUSMCTAB Found this site this evening while researching parrots.  I have been l researching and looking for some time to get a pet parrot.  I have experience as a younger lad until age of 30 of an African grey.  After seeing a documentary on you tube.  I cannot contemplate buying a young bird but now only want to offer a home to a parrot in need.  I was so upset by the number of birds being rehomed I just want to be able to help in a small way. 
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20-02-2014 10:34 AM
3 Replies and 774 Views Hi there :-)  774  3 Started by  caz Hello there peeps, I'm Carrie, I haven't had a bird since I was a child but always wanted another. He was a cockateal named gonzo and I cried for weeks when he passed Recently me and my fiance have been talking about getting a bird. Two reasons really 1) we love them and share the same thoughts on how a bird should be cared for and secondly because we decided not to have children. He already has two boys and I'm more animal orientated anyway. I have have experience in fancy rats, degus,mice,...
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14-02-2014 12:22 PM
3 Replies and 769 Views Hello!  769  3 Started by  carolrifka Hi everyone. I joined Birdline back in November and applied to foster one of the birds from the re-homing list. I've had my phone call and home check and am now waiting. I'm a writer and was doing a lot of research about parrots for a novel. I found Birdline along the way. I am still surprised that my fictional parrot is possibly going to become a reality! The kids ask every day if I heard back from 'the bird lady' yet. Seems like the prospect of a new member of the family has everyone excited h...
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09-02-2014 1:28 PM
1 Replies and 791 Views Hi I'm a newby  791  1 Started by  Em Hi everyone I just joined as a new member. I didn't know about this wonderful Birdline.. I recently lost my best friend Charli she was a blue fronted Amazon... she had a wonderful 8 years with me and was happy and chatted for Britain ... Miss her too much x She was a self harmer and pecked her wing feathers out... but she trusted me... I have a lovely peaceful stress free home for a bird that needs lots of company and TLC ...I have 2 cats who are very familiar with a bird ....they didn't frighte...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
01-02-2014 6:20 PM
1 Replies and 813 Views Hi, I'm Ryan  813  1 Started by  Ryan Burrows Hi all, after being interesting in re-homing birds in Kent as speaking to Doddie for a while I have decided to take the plunge and do it! I'll be signing up as a full member ASAP 
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27-01-2014 9:17 AM
2 Replies and 817 Views Hello, newbie/stalker here!  817  2 Started by  Lenxn Hi all, I am new here. I have always grown up with birds and was fortunate to be the human they all chose to be with and allow to handle. Since getting married and etc I have been bird free. We have recently built a fantastic open plan room which is crying out for a grey. However after much research, finding breaded, nearest specialist vet and even somewhere for him/her to have holidays I have decided I am being selfish at the moment and will be best to wait. My youngest child is only 3 and I...
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by  Sue CJump to last post
26-01-2014 3:30 PM
9 Replies and 1152 Views New member  1152  9 Started by  Cockatoo Man Hello people my name it Terry and I have just joined I have 5 umbrellas that keep us busy all the time they live in the conservatory and are out all day playing we don't have use of the conservatory anymore but it's with it just watching and playing with them
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26-01-2014 12:25 PM
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