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Last Post 06-05-2018 5:41 PM by  Roy
NORMAL TIMESCALE FOR FOSTERING A BIRD
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17-02-2013 7:41 AM
I'd say it' worth a message to the relevant ACO/Manager then to see if the move can be facilitated, after all, a space in a safehouse is a valuable thing at the moment.
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17-02-2013 10:03 AM
Thanks Sharon.
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17-02-2013 11:03 AM

Hi Keith,

Hubby is 53 and only just responsible enough to be allowed his first big boy bird, I bought him a Blue and Gold Macaw for my retirement !!

My Mum is 73 and my Mother in law is 87 and still more active than me, I am retired on disability ground at 46, so please do not write yourself off, knowledge and experience and the fact that you obviously love birds is paramount, you should go for it, you could have ages together yet.

If you are refused on the grounds of age it would be very sad and in my view an error, but I do not think this team would, I think the team think of the birds first, a reason why, hubby and I joined to help.

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06-04-2013 6:31 AM

Hello Everyone,

i am new here and have just applied to foster a bird. I did get an email acknowledging my application. And now I wait.......

How it takes me back - we adopted our lovely daughter 10 years ago and if you think this process is slow, you should try adopting a child! One thing we learned to be good at was waiting! It took us nearly two years, but the hard work to get the right match was worth it.

If the long wait means you end up with the right match then the bird benefits - and so do you!

Having said that, like everyone else, I am impatient, especially having spent months reading books and going on visits doing my research to make sure we are going to be a good home and finding out which kind of bird we would be suitable for.

I think fostering for Bl is a great idea as you get the visits and advice online and over the phone.

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06-04-2013 7:55 AM
Welcome Hansmic and good luck with the foster application. We have a lot of people on here who foster children, short or long term. I'm guessing there are a lot of similar principles for toddler training and parrot handling!
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06-04-2013 12:06 PM
Hi and welcome to BL.

Why not introduce yourself in our introductions section? Have you any birds at the moment or do you have any previous bird experience? Also, I know that I won't be the last to ask if you've considered safehousing, it can be a good way of opening your home to a feathered friend more quickly and you could provide a very valuable service to the charity. Might be worth thinking about it. It can also serve to give you experience of different species whilst you wait for your rehoming application to progress.
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06-04-2013 1:32 PM
Hi and welcome to birdline.  I was going to say the same as Helen re safehousing! It is def a quicker way to get involved and a great way to meet different species too. Good luck with your application though.
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06-04-2013 4:17 PM
Sent a request to foster ages ago but not heard anything, keep hoping :0
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09-04-2013 12:23 PM
Posted By Lynn on 06-04-2013 04:17 PM
Sent a request to foster ages ago but not heard anything, keep hoping :0

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I can confirm that your application has been received. Someone did try and contact you but you were engaged. They will call again - there are however there are quite a few applications for the bird you have applied for so it may take a while.

Thanks Debs

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10-04-2013 2:48 PM

Thank you Debs

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01-06-2013 1:03 PM
This person should not have a bird.
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01-06-2013 1:08 PM
Posted By Suesi on 01-06-2013 01:03 PM
This person should not have a bird.


I am sorry but I have no idea who or what you are talking about. If you have issues with anything or anyone posting here please private message me as this forum is not the place for arguements or vendettas.

 

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06-06-2013 1:34 PM

Debs

Sorry I wasn't trying to start any vendetta, my response was to someone (I won't mention) whoIMO seemed to be trying to get a bird " on the cheap".

 

I really do apologise as I have been in bits after the death of my M2 after him being with us for over 30 years.

I filled in the forms originally to be a safehouse as I realise I am not ready to foster at this stage but probably not even ready for this at this time.

 

I did try to PM you but it said I am not authorised. I apologise for any offence.

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07-06-2013 4:46 AM
It's because you are a registered user that you are not able to PM people Suesi.

Don't worry about it. Communication via the web is fraught with difficulties, if you don't know the context or the people. You must be devastated to have lost such a special bird, Moluccans are something else, especially after you have had one as a companion for so long.

Offering help as a safehouse may well be a way to help yourself by helping others, but you need to be ready to do it, and to be ready to let the bird go if the situation requires it.
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07-06-2013 3:55 PM
Suesi

I have sent you a PM which hopefully you can pick up :-)

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12-02-2014 6:32 AM
Hi... after reading all thats been said I wonder if I can say something, like Euan I also have only been with Birdline for a cpl of months and hope that because thats a short time it wont be put against me for Fostering or being a Safehouse, I dont think Euan was under any illusions that he would be getting a phone call a week after he joined asking him how manyy birds he wanted, I think he was more frustrated that the days were going by and he hadnt heard anything, come on now admit it and even members reading this who have been chosen to foster you too were frustrated waiting on the news, its common sense we all get like that with anything we hope to get, I think Euan knows himself the situation, I applied to foster and must say I was surprised not to have at least receive an email informing me the bird had now been fostered and that I wasnt successful this time and to please try again.....
Im looking to be a safehouse for any birds that need this position until they are fostered but I also want to foster an African Grey Parrot but I dont just want it for myself I want it for a companion for my own African Grey called Tommy, I never had 1 dog I had 2, I never had 1 cat I had 2, I never had 1 budgie I had 2 and my reason was always that no matter what animal or bird I owned I always believed it was better that they had a companion, humans live better with a companion ... ( ok perhaps not all humans lol ) .... animals and birds dont live on their own in the wild so I think its better they dont in captivity, I will wait and hope I am successful in my application to foster asap failing which I will buy another African Grey for Tommy and myself which Im sure will show me the love Tommy shows me for the love I show Tommy ......
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12-02-2014 7:15 AM
As I understand it, you should have received an email to say you were unsuccessful, just as you should get an acknowledgement of your application, automatically. A lot of people do not read that they need to allow the noreply email address, so that the reply doesn't get filtered out by the spam filter on their email, and find the messages there.

Nobody will judge you for applying, having only recently joined, that is the reason many people join. They've either seen a bird they want to apply for, or they've decided they'd rather rescue than buy a bird from a breeder. As others have said above Knight-Moderator, maybe becoming a safehouse is an alternative. It will get you known to your local ACO, as you'd need to have a homecheck, and as you are in control of the kind of birds you'd be willing to take, could maybe specialise in CAG's to provide that companionship to Tommy.
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12-02-2014 7:21 AM

Hello..... can I ask who it is that makes the decision who the successful applicant is when there is a number of applications for fostering one of the birds for rehoming ? 

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12-02-2014 7:26 AM

Hi SharonH...

Ive already had a home check and assume all was and still is well, I have said before that I would like to be a safehouse for any birds that need my help....

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12-02-2014 9:14 AM
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