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Last Post 02-03-2014 3:14 AM by  carolrifka
More Sucess Stories Please
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26-02-2014 7:54 AM

    I love to hear of peoples experiences and success (or not even) it helps us all learn. 

    Alot of the safe houses rely on the forum and FB to glean information especially if theres no one close geographically to talk too. 

    Also there doesn't seem to be many new articles on the website, I'm sure there must be more stories out there and it would also encourage people to join Birdline perhaps if the articles were a little more current. 

    I know we're all busy people but if theres time to go onto forums/FB there must be time to write a few short words about your experiences and the great work that all the fosterers and safe houses achieve.

    Just a thought..........................................

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    01-03-2014 8:06 AM
    A blog of foster and safehouse successes on the site would be a nice way to do this. People could take turns telling their stories. Blogs can be indexed, so eventually people would be able to find all the posts about biting or gaining trust or diet or cockatoos, etc. Would be a nice way to keep fresh content on the site, but it would depend on a willingness of people to write something up. That's usually the hard part.
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    01-03-2014 10:19 AM
    If you look around on here you will find Norm's success story by SharonL and I wrote a "Diary of a Special needs bird" thread about the last little baldy I had here with some pics, that would be two years old now though, I haven't had many safehouse birds since.
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    01-03-2014 10:24 AM
    Some time ago we had an elderly Amazon come in. He sat on top of his cage, day after day, taking no interest at all in anything. He had to be persuaded to eat. Wouldn't play, or interact with us or with the other birds here. He was here a while, just like that. Then another Amazon turned up. This one was a youngster, just past maturity, and a whirlwind. We put him next to our old man who suddenly came to life. The youngster jumped on to the other one's cage and presented his neck, and within a very short time, these two were preening, running in and out of both cages, and playing. Life was worth living... Fred and Herbie Feathers go on the Forum and on Facebook. They are very definitely a couple - who knows, or cares, what sex they are - and are Fostered with a family that love them both to bits. Fred got a new lease of life when Herbie arrived, it was magical to watch. This was a lightning reaction from both of them to each other. They share a cage, have done since 10 days into their relationship. Their choice. And they are happy. Want a success story? Beat that!
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    01-03-2014 10:53 AM
    Their mum Lyn is on the FB site as Fred Herbie Feathers, they are very mischievous boyz but spoiled rotten and she's done a fab job with them.
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    02-03-2014 3:14 AM
    That's a wonderful story. Someone should get that up on the foster stories page on the site. I've heard so many stories of getting a second bird where it just ends up being trouble--jealousy, incompatibility, etc.--so it's very nice to hear about a situation that worked so well.
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