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Last Post 04-07-2016 8:37 AM by  Doddie Kent
Please APPLY for ONE Bird only at a time !!!
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01-11-2011 3:43 PM

Thanks.  I really hope I am successful - normally when the phone rings, no-one bothers to answer it, but at the moment I jump to get it every time!  Then I'm really disappointed when it's my husband saying something like 'can you put the tea on' lol!!!!!

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02-11-2011 2:44 AM
or its countless sales calls i got when i was waiting lol
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03-11-2011 2:20 AM
Some feedback from the past - things might have improved over recent months. I often found there were 2 birds I felt I would like to apply for and from what little was said on the rehoming list comments they both seemed to "fit". For whatever reasons, after about 4 weeks, I was turned down for the first but then felt it was too late to apply for the second because you start sorting applications after the birds have been on the list for about 2 weeks. I therefore felt I was missing out on the chance for my other choice. I used to be a culprit - I am sorry. I don't do it anymore though as I do not request birds as my wife feels I am up to maximum capacity!!! We are still negotiating though!!! Perhaps the rehoming team could give some explanation to cover this very real fear that a lot of people must have.
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03-11-2011 2:31 AM
Dave the reasons are well documented. There is no doubt the situation described could occur, and everyone sympathises with this. But what an administritave nightmare if people could apply for more than one bird at a time. There are always huge numbers of birds looking for a new home, if we are committed to providing this, the right one for us will come along in the end. Its not a quick fix and does take time. Hope you understand, I am sure an ACO or director will explain more, or a quick search of the forums may give other threads relating to this.
By the way how many birds do you have already?
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03-11-2011 3:15 AM
Hi Chris,
I am definitely not looking to rehome any more! I currently have the 14 pictured in my signature block but I am retired and with my birds all day everyday. I USED to get very frustrated with the process so just thought I'd share my feedback as others MAY be feeling the way I did and some reassurance might help them. At the end of the day I fully support that it has got to be the right home for the bird and I do realise this doesn't happen instantly. I wonder if there could be a question on the rehoming application along the lines of:- "If unsuccesful with this application, is there another bird you would like to be considered for" might stop people putting in more than one application at a time. - Just a thought!
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03-11-2011 3:45 AM
Wow fantastic family of birds you have there. Phoebe looks great!!
Yep your suggestion has also been considered and talked about on the forums before. To be honest I cannot remember the exact problem with adding the extra question, but suspect in the main it really is an admin one. Currently the team have a huge amount to cope with, and while it seems quite a straighforward suggestion, would create a number of other questions/issues & delays.
You are certainly correct when you say people get frustrated with the process, when I fostered I felt I would never get there. But really as frustrating as it is, its something we all have to deal with and have to understand. I think efforts have been made to keep people better informed which hopefully will help, and there are warnings that the process will take a long time.
Its possible someone (rehoming team or director) will post some more detail later.

Cheers Dave (if I lived near to you I would be inviting myself round!!)
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02-12-2011 8:43 AM
Hi im Pete, iv put in for one bird today fingers crossed, iv had a African Grey before called rocky was such a great bird great talker, in the mornings i would get up uncover him and he would say morning ****bag think my wife taught him that lol.
Looking for a new mate, willing to be a safe house.
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10-02-2012 7:27 AM

i have just had my induction from birdline and away to place my membership fee next week i so cant wait to safe house my first bird x

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27-08-2012 5:11 AM
Hi, I'm new to Birdline, only been a member for 1 week!!  Have sent in an application to foster a bird but have recieved no email acknowledging the application. Have I done something wrong or have I misunderstood
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27-08-2012 9:38 AM
No you havent done anything wrong. The rehoming officer will contact you once they start dealing with the bird you have applied for. When you submitted your application it should have come up saying that it was submitted.
Depending upon whether you are first or last to be called it may be a few weeks before you hear anything, so please dont worry.
Rescue Manager North & Aco for Cumbria.
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27-08-2012 10:35 AM
I thought Mo should get an automatic acknowledgement of application before all that. But I've not been through the process so don't know.
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11-12-2012 2:39 PM
uh oh I have just read this !!!
I have put in two applications I thought this would be ok as they are both different breeds of birds that I have applied for oh no what do I do???
Could some one help please
smacked wrist for me me thinks!!!
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11-12-2012 3:03 PM
Posted By Debs on 01-11-2011 12:34 PM

aaahhh We'll let you off just this once....LOL!

This just means that if the two birds are dealt with by two different rehoming officers then you may end up with 2 calls (one for each bird). If they are dealt with by the same person then it will be ok as you will just get the one call.

 

Not to worry - at least you know for the future!


As it's close to christmas I'm sure you'll be spared But as she says, you may end up with two interviews from two different people.

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11-12-2012 3:18 PM
Fingers crossed, it won't need to be a learning experience! Hopefully you will be successful with one or maybe even both applications.
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11-12-2012 3:35 PM
That would be cool really really cool Sharon lol
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14-02-2013 6:25 AM
hi, i don't know if my application for fostering a bird has got through now if there have been problems. i know it take's time but not had a word from anyone. i have recived my welcome pack. but don't even know who will be in charge of my area.i understand that it take time and do not want to sound like i am ungratefull but it is a worry when you have no clue what is going on hope someone can help and put my mind at rest.
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14-02-2013 6:58 AM
First of all, welcome to Birdline. Next, whereabouts are you? Call the Helpline if you have questions, if you don't know your nearest ACO. Look on the Members Contacts and you should be able to see who it is. In theory you should have had an email acknowledging receipt of your application, but something sometimes goes wrong, so it's worth asking (you can email enquiries, see top of website page) just to check they've received it. Good luck with it all,
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14-02-2013 7:39 AM

thankyou for replying. iam living in uttoxeter staffordshire. can not find any email to say it has been recived. but i will send a email and check because it was newyear's eve when i sent it. 

thanks again,

pam.

 

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14-02-2013 12:11 PM
Pam I can see your application in our online system, but hopefully someone from the rehoming team wil reply. It is highly likely that the confirmation email is in your spam folder, or been blocked as spam.

I added the following at the top of the application page a while ago, and mention it again now to help get the message out -

'Before submitting your application, you may wish to mark the address -

noreply@birdline.org.uk

as 'Not Spam'. This is where your confirmation email will come from'

Good luck with your application
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30-06-2016 10:22 PM

 

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I am interested in adopting a Ringneck parakeet. I would prefer a female bird as I have another Ringneck but I feel she is lonely and needs a friend. A male Ringneck would not be a good idea as I don't want little ones as I could not give them up. That's the sort of person I am so I'm trying to be a responsible owner. I live in Plymouth Devon. Thanks very much everyone 

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