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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


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’ 

Please note that we only operate in England, Scotland and Wales. Birds going to be re-homed or safe housed must stay in one of these three countries 


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Last Post 04-07-2017 5:26 PM by  Doddie Kent
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03-07-2017 2:12 PM

    Hi, i'm Claire

    I met some of the birdline representatives at the Parrot SHow a couple of weeks ago and thought i'd take the plunge and become a member.

     

    I have a lovely, feisty and cuddly  yellow sided conure. Rio. SHe's 7 and I've had her since she was 16 weeks old. I'm considering getting a companion for her as my circumstances have changed and she is now home alone when i'm out at work all day. I think she'd like a friend, but i'm concerned she would be jealous of my interactions with a new bird. I'd also  prefer not to breed her as I don't have the time and resources to be a conure grandparent. So thoughts on how to manage introductions and how two gcc hens would be  together would be appreciated.

     

    Thanks

     

    Claire

     

     

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    03-07-2017 5:21 PM
    Hi Claire, welcome to Birdline. It would be a good idea to consider becoming a Safe House, which would show you if Rio would accept a friend or not. Safe Housing is the temporary placement of a bird in a home until the Foster home is chosen. You learn a lot, it's very rewarding, and it's a huge ego boost, seeing a bird come in, watching it develop, and leaving for it's forever home. Or you can also apply to Foster (permanent home) if the bird fits in well. Have a think. We don't encourage breeding - ever. There are enough birds out there without breeding more, all looking for a happy home...
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    04-07-2017 12:39 PM
    Hi Doddie, Many thanks for your advice. Certainly open to finding out more about what being a safe house entails.
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    04-07-2017 5:26 PM
    Claire, pm me, you're in the 0208 phone code area, so am I. Ask whatever you want to.
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