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We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

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’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

  
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Last Post 16-02-2014 3:33 PM by  carolrifka
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14-02-2014 9:02 AM

    Hello!

    With Anne Conway's permission, I have just set up a Twitter account for Birdline. You can find it here:

     https://twitter.com/BirdlineUK

    Please follow if you're on Twitter and please pass me any news, event listings, links to parrot articles or other interesting bird stuff that might be good tweetable info. I think twitter will be a good way to get the word out about anything going on at Birdline, but I also hope it will be a place for posting info on the lighter side of things.

    Also, please let me know if there are any animal/bird organisations in the UK that the Birdline accpount should be following. RSPCA? NSPB? etc.

    Please send any info to:

    carol@carolrifkabrunt.com

    If a moderator can pin this post, that would be great!

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    14-02-2014 10:02 AM
    Oh, also, I'm not sure who runs the website, but it would be great to get a 'follow us on twitter' link on the homepage.
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    14-02-2014 12:10 PM
    Chris or Marc would need to change the website to include that Carol, but excellent work on the Twitter account. I will do the pinning of the post so that everyone can see it.
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    14-02-2014 1:24 PM
    Great. And please, please, let me know what Birdline would like tweeted. I'm (ahem) winging it at the moment.
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    16-02-2014 6:24 AM
    How about tweeting the number of calls to the helpline weekly, the number of birds we've been asked to take weekly or monthly maybe. You'd have to call Gregg or someone with access to the collections database for that, and contact whoever has the helpline at the time. They might have some interesting stories too, as that's the first point of contact for many people. There's a story on FB this weekend of a collection that's been done because the fosterer died and had left notes to indicate that BL should be contacted to come and get the birds in the event of his death, which could make an interesting one, I imagine most people don't make plans for their birds in the event of their death.
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    16-02-2014 7:45 AM
    Why don't these stories get put on the forum? |Remember some of us 'old faithfuls' refuse to use FB or Twitter!
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    16-02-2014 11:40 AM
    Good thinking Helen, I only picked up the thank you post to the people who went and collected the birds but I will try and find it and copy it here.
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    Massive thanks to Judy Tolliday and Macaw Craig for your help today at such short notice! Sadly one of our Foster Dad's passed away overnight, our thought's are with his family and friends. Would like to say he was a great man, left notes so every one would know what was to happen to his birds, bless him.






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    16-02-2014 11:53 AM
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    16-02-2014 3:33 PM
    Tweets are on hold temporarily until the directors meet. Some of the directors have raised concerns about using twitter. I know no more than that.

    Great idea about tweeting numbers of calls, Sharon. I can't really tweet stories like the one you mentioned. Twitter only allows 140 characters, so it's very good for linking to articles, stories, etc., but the Birdline FB group where the story was posted is a closed group(I tried to join ages ago and have never been let in) and so it wouldn't be linkable. I did tweet a link to the foster stories on the main site. If I am accepted into the closed FB group I can pull appropriate material from there (obviously nothing sensitive) and tweet about it.

    Twitter would be very good for posting photos from events, showing Birdline out and about, and it's good for advertising events and appearances ahead of time, as well. It would also be good for getting the word out about any fundraising drives. So, if twitter gets the go ahead, I will try to send a group email to everyone with a role in Birdline to let them know they can send me news and photos to post.

    And lots of luck to all those bereaved birds. Hope they find new homes soon. Thank goodness they found their way right back to Birdline.
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