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NORMAL TIMESCALE FOR FOSTERING A BIRD
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01-10-2012 9:14 AM

Well said Debbie.

 

 







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01-10-2012 10:16 AM
At the risk of causing offence, Euan, .....................................................mmm on second thoughts best I not post what I'm thinking but to those of you that know me, fill in the blanks!
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02-10-2012 4:45 AM
I am hoping to foster a bird or become a safehouse but I will be guided by BL as to what is most appropriate based on my level of knowledge and experience. I would NEVER buy a bird off Gumtree or a similar site because by encouraging the unregulated trade in these exceptional creatures you have just become part of the problem.

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02-10-2012 6:26 AM
Posted By littleowl on 02-10-2012 04:45 AM
I am hoping to foster a bird or become a safehouse but I will be guided by BL as to what is most appropriate based on my level of knowledge and experience. I would NEVER buy a bird off Gumtree or a similar site because by encouraging the unregulated trade in these exceptional creatures you have just become part of the problem.

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I am sure some lucky ACO will be very happy to have you onboard (as a SH or fosterer- or both!!)

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02-10-2012 6:55 AM
Fingers crossed littleowl. : ) It's a great place to be, some peoples priorities are bound by priorities that go no further than self, and by goading the goodness of others get what they think they want.
I haven't been here long and i safe house, it's rewarding of that there is no doubt, and yes it does mean waiting as the reasons so apptly put above say, but BL are safeguarding the birds future and supporting carers, so that both bird and human have the best outcome and experience.
Some people like Euen want to shine and be noticed through their work - others let their work shine and be noticed through them. Keep BL twinkling! ....... (sorry if that's been abit 'gushy' ....lol). Sallyann

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05-10-2012 6:03 PM
Thanks Sallyann!

I have my home check arranged for monday. Given that BL is run by volunteers I'm really impressed by how quickly my ACO got in touch.
V. excited now :-)
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06-10-2012 1:08 AM
I've just read euans post to my OH. Hoping not to cause offence but that screams out childish behaviour! You decide you want something and you want it NOW!!! I think for everyone's best interest the process on BL is "slow" rescued birds are rescued/rehomed for various reasons.

The two foster birds I have are frankly hard work when they want to be, they scream ( as amazons do) and can be relentless. I have been working hard with them as they are hormonal and acting like a pair of stroppy teenagers. But they are coming round and both had lots of tickles this morning.

Rescued animals aren't the fairy tale people think, giving a home to a grateful unwanted animal, my amazon I had previously was given to me after the previous owner kept for 30 years, he was mentally damaged 30 years of not being cared for, living in a heavy smoking environment.

It does make me wonder how prepared and tolerant you would be in a similar situation where a bird isn't the loving easy-going bird you require.

Good luck with your new addition I sincerely hope everyone is happy for years to come

(Sorry for the waffley post)
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06-10-2012 2:37 AM
Gushy, waffley, forthright! what an articulate lot we are .....lol.

My safe house bird went up on the re-homing site a couple of days ago, she's been my first s/h bird and it's mixed feelings, but i'm trying not to keep level headed
about her moving on. : ?
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06-10-2012 2:39 AM
opps! that should be trying to keep level headed ..... doh!
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10-10-2012 4:46 AM
So Euan won't be renewing his subscription because he did not get a bird in less than 2 months? I think this sums up his motives for joining in the first place. Also, he was not comfortable with the paperwork and subsequent checks? Why is the concept of Birldline so hard to grasp for some people?

P.S. I applied for a bird in July...where the hell is it? I want it and I want it NOW! *stamps feet*

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10-10-2012 11:31 AM
Posted By Neil on 10-10-2012 04:46 AM

P.S. I applied for a bird in July...where the hell is it? I want it and I want it NOW! *stamps feet*


Neil, you know that sort of behaviour gets you put on the naughty step!
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Posted By Helen W on 10-10-2012 11:31 AM
Neil, you know that sort of behaviour gets you put on the naughty step! <img alt="" src="http://www.parrot-rescue.org.uk/DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/blue/emoticons/hehe.gif" />


Now how many minutes would that be???
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13-10-2012 4:51 PM
Posted By Helen W on 10-10-2012 11:31 AM
Posted By Neil on 10-10-2012 04:46 AM

P.S. I applied for a bird in July...where the hell is it? I want it and I want it NOW! *stamps feet*


Neil, you know that sort of behaviour gets you put on the naughty step!

I promise to be good from now on.
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16-10-2012 1:37 AM

i agree with di. i don't mind waiting if i was getting regular updates. 

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16-10-2012 8:39 AM
If applicants have read the rehoming information and have looked for advice on the forum then they should know it isn't always a quick process but it is a very thorough one. As I understand it the application is acknowledged and you do know you WILL be contacted so it is just a case of being patient.

If a member of the rehoming team is keeping all applicants informed as to expected time scales or delays or progress then they are not making the all important 'interviews' that will actually get the bird into it's forever home.
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16-10-2012 9:42 AM
i think this guy thinks this is like a retailer. you get what you want when you pay for it.  that or his intentions were not what bl wants from the foster homes.
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18-10-2012 3:06 AM
hi there this is the first forum posting from me so be gentle plz....hi all i'm Steve nice to meet yeh all, i have just read the posting by euan and i really am shocked i think. honestly i don't know how to feel. if anything euan should be so humble to be thought of by BL, the reason i say this is that these birds are put here for our pleasure and i bet he didn't take the first women he met for his loving wife. i bet he took his time and waited for things to be right. even then he had to wait to wed the lucky lady !!!! i'm sorry if i'm out of order being a new be and that. i'm sorry. i do not care weather i get a bird or not, i'm here if and when one or more needs my help. i would not want to wish anything bad to happen to another bird, just to satisfy my want to having another bird. like everything else in the world it all takes time. SO other matters if i can be of any help to anyone please just mail me, if i can help I WILL no time limit. sorry i don't have babble on when i get started......heeeeheeee

i'm in Aberdeen area

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18-10-2012 6:03 AM
Like Braveheart I’m also a “newbie”. Why did I join BL? Well first off, the lady of the household has wanted a talking bird to interact with for a good few years. Having costed out the financial side (food, cage fittings, consumables and vets fees) we finally made the decision to get a bird a couple of weeks ago. We paid a trip to our local pet shop… but weren’t impressed! My next stop was the internet and as a result of that search I discovered BL, what their aims were and how they operated. All our pets have always been rescue as we believe in that ethos, (actually I tell a lie, our tropical fish did come from a shop).
I realised early on that if I wanted to be part of the fostering process I would have to become a member; and having spotted a bird we both particularly liked I duly joined and then made an application. I did get an acknowledgement and in a remarkably quick time an e-mail from the local ACO.
We read the information on fostering and realised it could be a lengthy process, also the costs and the on-going responsibilities. We welcome the fact that we will be visited regularly as, having never owned a bird before, my only other source of advice would be my son-in-law who does have past experience and it will be much better to have an independent expert to advise us.
So we wait patiently and hope we will be successful. If it’s worth having it’s worth waiting for.
Sorry if the post is a bit long!
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18-10-2012 7:07 AM
Welcome Braveheart and patriceandrobin.
Its great hear from people who have actually bothered to read and digested the information thats available on here.
I only wish more people would do the same.
We experience many calls and emails from those who havent, and although they dont post their gripes on here, we spend hours and hours explaining the procedures that must be followed, and which do take some time.
So well done to you.
Hope you enjoy being a part of Birdline.


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18-10-2012 11:04 AM
As Ann says, welcome both of you and we hope that you enjoy being part of our happy flock.
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