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Last Post 15-02-2012 5:19 AM by  SharonH
Unwanted Parrot Cage
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31-01-2012 8:31 AM

    Blue coloured medium size parrot cage on legs with wheels. About 12 years old. Free to anyone who wants to collect.

     

    West  Devon (north Dartmoor)

     

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    31-01-2012 8:51 AM
    We have a few new recruits in North Devon and Cornwall who might well be interested Jenny. Fingers crossed. Alternatively we do store a few spare cages down here, if you could pm me with your address we might be able to get someone to pick it up, although probably not immediately.
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    02-02-2012 9:12 AM

    Wish you were closer.  I am in need of a cage. quite desperately actually but you are toooooo far away

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    02-02-2012 1:34 PM
    snap gillie and terry our safehouse bird is in need of a new cage but you are too far away, it does seem that more birds are down that way also
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    04-02-2012 3:44 AM
    I agree Smally I just think that BL is bettr known down that end of the country than it is up here.
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    04-02-2012 5:24 AM
    To be honest Gillie & Terry I think that it is maybe a financial issue especially where we are too high a rate of unemployment and low incomes which does not help for the parrots to have homes up here and so not many are given to birdline from up this way I would think. People have to think long and hard if they can manage a parrot in their everyday lives when not much money about which may force them to be passed on. Not too sure if it is better heard of down South or not but such a shame if that is true.
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    04-02-2012 9:28 AM
    Hi Smally

    There always seem to be people from the south joining either as forum members or members but I have noticed that there are very few from around here. When I have mentioned BL to people most haven't heard of it. Word of mouth is so important for good references. I have put posters up etc but with so very few members here it is difficult to come across anyon who actually knows anything about us. Never mind, just have to keep trying I suppose
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    04-02-2012 11:44 PM
    So much is word of mouth down here in Torbay. Just in our road alone there are four members who safehouse.

    Because we do as many shows and appearances as we can, we get alot of interest and are fairly well known down here. We all promote BL as much as we can with friends and work colleagues which also helps.
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    05-02-2012 3:36 AM
    I have put up posters and told as many people I can about Birdline so am not afraid of word of mouth being a way into it for a number of people. It does seem a shame that it is mostly down South that the bird shows are and the majority of birds are. It is hard to help too much when not well and have no transport due to lack of funds to run a car. I wouldnt know or want to know 4 people that live in the street I live in so it is not going to be as clicky as maybe in Torbay but it seems that there is not really many people at all that bothered on Teeside but yet we have only had the 2 safehouse birds and 1 of them we have had now for over 6 months possibly coming on closer to 9 months so it is hard for you to not get attached and that with the birds when they are with you for that length of time.
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    05-02-2012 3:57 AM

    Hi

    I agree about getting attached to the birds.  I also have put out posters, talked to people but still have only 4 people plus ourselves that have BL birds that I know of in the Notts area.  I dont know about the surrounding counties but here it seems like trying to push a barrel of water up hill   It is vry disheartening when you know what good work BL do and you cannot get other people interested.   We get a few people who register but not many then, continue to being members

     

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    05-02-2012 8:24 AM
    Hi ,

    I have spoken to a few people that have said they would look at the site and then I dont know if they have joined or not as I was just talking to them at random places I also was a member of an ice chat (icleand the shop had a group of people to reveiw products for a couple of months) and I did put a link on that site and a few said they would have a look and then maybe join after xmas but again I dont know as that couple months was up for me in January I tried to stay on it as I had made a few mates that I was chatting to daily but not allowed to for some reason. These people were from all over the country tho so it is just a few I have managed to get to look at the site from near us. My local pet shop has a poster in and I have put some a few other places. I have only seen on here about 2 people other than ourselves that are in our local area and it is a shame as it is a good cause. I know of an event that may get more people from here involved but it is knowing if they would have a stall there if they havent already. The Cleveland Show is a huge event in this area that is held annually and it is well accepted here with a big turn out. The local owl sanctuary may have a display that goes regularly I am unsure as I havent been for many a year but only because it is so expensive to get into and I have been many times before, they are upgrading the park it is held in at the moment so if this years is to go ahead ( it is in July usually) then it would get a maybe larger turn out from people wanting to see what is happening in the park. It is held in Stewarts Park if anybody interested in seeing if a possible show could be arranged there.
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    05-02-2012 8:56 AM
    Hi Smally I for one also live in Torbay, I have not been involved over a long period, BUT feel I have to say that in no way has the organisation had a feel of being clicky (as you put it, although I suspect in a nice way?). From day one I was welcomed with open arms by ALL, and through my involvement I have seen nothing but encouragement for all to get involved. Whether living in this area or not.
    Yes we are lucky in that there are a number of people living in the same town, we do often meet together for a chat and hot drink (occasionally alcohol!), but at all times anyone and everyone is encouraged to come along and join in.
    Don't lose heart we need people like you encouraging people to get involved in your area. If you are ever in the West Country give us a shout, and come and meet some of the birds, or attend a show. While on the subject of shows, they take a bit of organising and are hard work, especially with regard to setting up and taking down. However, I may be wrong, but am pretty sure there is every intention/hope that more will be held in the Midlands / North of the country this year. Which will be great for everyone, and of course the birds.
    Keep up the good work.
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    05-02-2012 10:03 AM
    Sorry that you think we are 'clicky'......What a negative way to describe a small group of friends sharing a common love for these critters and their welfare. It is not all coffee (or beer (thank you Chris for telling everyone we drink alcohol)) mornings and idle chit chat!



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    05-02-2012 10:05 AM
    There again there was a fair amount of 'clicking' going on today, but that was mostly from our arthritic joints as we humped gear around in a muddy farmyard!
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    05-02-2012 10:06 AM
    I know that everyone's putting posters up to try to help. Possible places for posters may not only include pet shops, but consider vets, let the local Police know and even community noticeboards could be an option.
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    05-02-2012 10:07 AM
    Oh, and yesterday, oh and last weekend!
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    05-02-2012 10:16 AM
    Don't get me wrong, I do not mind the work, it is my hubby who has done most of it.....but CLICKY???
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    05-02-2012 10:40 AM
    I think smally meant Clicky as in friendly not as in a clique where no-one would let others join in. Its a north east thing i think
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    05-02-2012 10:53 AM
    Yep that was what I was thinking/hoping. But still thought it worth posting in the hope that it may encourage people to get in touch, or set up similar get together's in their own area's.
    By the way if you had seen the size of the sandwich Sharon's husband had earlier today you would have been shocked!!!!
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    05-02-2012 11:13 AM
    was it a mega whopper massive huge sandwich
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