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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 

Welcome to our rehoming pages.

Below you will find details on the birds that we currently have available for foster.  Please be sure to read the important Re-Homing Information page before you submit your application to our re-homing team. Once you have found a bird that you are interested in fostering, please Submit a Rehoming Application to our rehoming team, who will contact you once they have reviewed your application. 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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Pippa (Congo African Grey) - 3600916

Name: Pippa

Species: Congo African Grey

Reference No: 3600916

Summary: Hello! My name is Pippa and I'm a 20ish years-old Congo African Grey with special needs.

I've had a bit of a rough time of it over the last few years. I suffered from Metabolic Bone Disease, which caused my legs to break and deform when I was very young. I also had a vitamin A deficiency which caused a respiratory infection. Luckily, I've been living with a vet for a while and my vitamin A levels are all okay now. The stress of all this has caused me to pluck my feathers, unfortunately. I'm still beautiful, of course, just a little naked! I also have a bit of a scissor beak problem. It's not too bad, but it does make me look a little funny sometimes. I need to see a vet who can trim it for me. No big deal, really. All of this sounds quite daunting, but you'll see, I'm a lovely bird and I just accept things for what they are and get on with life. I'm very loving. If you give me flat perches or rope I get around faster than you'd imagine. I'll climb out of my cage and come find you for tickles and cuddles. If you put your hand out flat, I'll sit there to cuddle with you. I do slightly prefer men, but I'm perfectly fine with women, as well. The one thing I do specially for men is dance! I'm on a good diet of Harrison's pellets with Tidymix as a treat. I'm a little picky with fruit and veg, but I do eat some as long as you cut it nice and fine. I don't mind if you work part-time, but I prefer a busy active household in general. Playing is difficult for me, so I love to watch what my people get up to. I only like older children. Over 10, would be ideal. Younger children tend to make me nervous. I come with my own cage and travel cage. I travel quite well as long as you drive nice and smooth. Despite my rocky start in life, I have so much love to give. I'm just looking for someone to love me back. Could it be you? Please give me a chance. I'd be so happy to meet you!

Comes with cage? Yes

Location: Worcestershire

Note: This bird is in the latter stages of the rehoming process and a potential forever home may have been found. Please do not apply for this bird unless the red writing is removed. Thank you.

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