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***IMPORTANT NOTICE 6/4/2018*** - Unfortunately Birdline are now full with regard to rescue birds, and are currently UNABLE take additional birds into the charity. We will provide an update as soon as the position changes

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Last Post 18-08-2014 3:49 PM by  Doddie Kent
meeting new birds?
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18-08-2014 11:54 AM

    Hi everyone,

    i realise the forums are a bit quiet at the mo but i have a query that someone might have some insight on.
    I hope to be able to apply to foster a bird quite soon as was wondering if there have been times where people have been able to go and meet the birds they are hoping to re-home. Has any one been able to do this or are any of you currently safe houses that allow introductions?

    Thanks for any help you may offer


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    18-08-2014 3:49 PM
    No, Josh, we don't encourage visits like that. Can you imagine the chaos if everybody that applied for Fred the Parrot wanted to go to the Safe House to visit him? There could be 20 people... When you apply for a bird on the Rehoming List (having first become a Member) you will get a call from the Rehoming Officer that has been allocated that bird. They will ask you questions, you can also ask questions. The Officer will call everyone that has applied for that bird, which can take some considerable time. When all people have been contacted, a decision is made as to who would be the best match. A Homecheck is asked for, and if all goes well, the bird goes to its new home. Other applicants are then informed they were unsuccessful. You can then, if you didn't get the bird, apply for another bird on the list, or sometimes a bird may be suggested to you for you to consider, if they know of a bird they think would fit well with you.
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