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the parrot zoo
« on: April 14, 2010, 09:56:31 PM »

Anyone been here?
http://www.parrotsanctuary.co.uk/
Going to get up there for a look for stevie but would like any input from anyone thats been  :biggrin:
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Re: the parrot zoo
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 11:26:00 AM »

beakies seem everyone has missed this, but thank you i will have a look, have never been, but I am sure other members have, so I will give this a bump up  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 11:38:29 AM »

Beakie were regular visitors there  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Its not just the visit there its all the knowledge you can gain if you talk to the staff there too ..We support it financially if you e mail me your e mail address i,ll send you a pile of pics ive just done the same with Mandy this week  D&I
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 01:58:35 PM »

thank you!
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Re: the parrot zoo
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 08:52:23 PM »

Sounds good think me and my girls will pay a visit.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 07:28:46 PM »

just seen some pics on facebook of the parrot sanctuary
theres a family feeding mackaws cheese n onion crisps  :nono:
is there no sighn saying not to feed them junk ???
if every family did this can you imagine how much rubbish the birds would consume  :grumble:
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 08:00:43 PM »

I know Dave is a very big supporter of the NPS but there are quite a few controversial views on that one and for those people who are very sympathetic it is probably best to avoid going there as the aviaries are crammed with abandoned parrots who are desperate for human attention. It is not NSP's fault of course but those people who abandoned all those birds.

feeding parrots cheese and onion crisps are not cool at all though  :nono:
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 03:37:43 PM »

My Husband would like to visit the sanctuary, but I wouldn't as it would upset me to much. :cry2:
I know the santuary needs as many visiters as possible to help financialy. I'm to much of a wimp, I would't be able to stop thinking about the poor birds,  their poor little faces would be imprinted in my brain, driving me  :crazy: its upsetting me just thinking about it.
I know we are always gonna need the sanctuarys but If more people thought everything through properly before dashing out and getting these poor Parrots, same goes for all other animals, there would be less need for all them.
 It upsets me and makes me so Angry  :cry2: Theres just too many Selfish people in this world, if some of them had Brains they would be dangerous  :rant: :rant:
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 03:44:43 PM »

i've been here its lovely not been for a few years though
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 08:13:39 PM »

Ive been on this forum for 6 months & i try not to upset or hurt anyone s feelings in any way but Lucky as just said what ive felt like posting up abut the Nps certain Parrot owners  for a long time  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.I know that certain people have no choice but to give up birds & all cirumstances are different .But its the likes of the NPS &  my friend over at Lincoln  ( whos enquries officer for the NPS )  & other Sanctuaries  that are left to pick up the pieces . Has regards visiting i think that anyone whos thinking of owning a parrot should visit there first it should be compulsary As regarding feeding crisps etc when you go in at the gate you can buy seed to feed them with & theres a big sign telling you so . If anyone would like some real horror stories about some of the birds theyve taken in  please PM me  i can tell em coz i get a report from my friend in Lincoln many a week . D&I 
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2010, 08:48:21 PM »

yeah, i will sign under your every word, Diane and Dave. And I see your point about visiting it before getting a grey, that is actually quite true! But I know that I wouldn't be able to visit NSP, I would just leave in tears and wouldn't be able to sleep for days after it, because it is just so sad to think how many heartless and ignorant people there are!
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 10:37:17 PM »

Ive been on this forum for 6 months & i try not to upset or hurt anyone s feelings in any way but Lucky as just said what ive felt like posting up abut the Nps certain Parrot owners  for a long time  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.I know that certain people have no choice but to give up birds & all cirumstances are different .But its the likes of the NPS &  my friend over at Lincoln  ( whos enquries officer for the NPS )  & other Sanctuaries  that are left to pick up the pieces . Has regards visiting i think that anyone whos thinking of owning a parrot should visit there first it should be compulsary As regarding feeding crisps etc when you go in at the gate you can buy seed to feed them with & theres a big sign telling you so . If anyone would like some real horror stories about some of the birds theyve taken in  please PM me  i can tell em coz i get a report from my friend in Lincoln many a week . D&I 

I'm really sorry for expressing my feelings in the post, I usually write what I want to say, read it take it apart & rewrite for fear of upsetting anyone. I couldn't stand upsetting anyone.
 I know all circumstances are different. I really hope I havent upset anyone
I really agree with you Dave, that people thinking of getting a parrot ought to visit a sanctuary 1st,
only problem is if i'd gone to a sanctuary b/4 getting Lucky, i'd probably have a back garden full of aviaries now.Full of Parotts. I don't know how many parrots I'd have ? Only trouble is I have Asthma , so my hubby cleans Lucky out for me, and we have a air purifyer. Since finding this site its really making me think about re-homing, another poor parrot.
I just wish that people would think more b/4 they acted
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2010, 10:57:29 PM »

Diane and Dave, please don't worry, you haven't upset anyone and haven't said anything wrong! :biggrin: Diane, it is very nice of you to consider getting another bird but you need to think of yourself and your health too. Perhaps as alternative you could provide a foster home if needed to a parrot? :biggrin:
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2010, 06:53:42 PM »

 DIane / Irina  its just that with having a dear friend whos enquiries officer for the NPS & visiting her on a regular basis  ( & her boarding our birds )i really do see things at the " sharp end " so to speak ..I m going to tell the forum a bit about my friend ( Irina already knows )  .She lives on a smallholding & on it she has heated portacabin  a very very large one .Every winter its full of birds that people have given up for a mutitude of reasons that are on their way to the NPS but cant go out in the aviaries there till   the spring comes coz  by doing this she tries to take the pressure off the quarantine section  at the sanctuary ..So now perhaps the forum can see where i get my strong views from .D&I
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2010, 08:53:08 AM »

No one has said anything wrong its all good getting everyone views across  :biggrin: We can all see where you get your strong views from and your friend does an amazing thing  :biggrin: :yahoo:

Everyone has a view we visited the Parrot zoo a few years ago and i was shocked at how many parrots were in each encloser, and that lack of toys/playing they could do, all they did was chewed the wooden bits of the encloser up and also the amount of dead monkey nut shells on the floor which looked like it had never been swept out, and greys looking about the floor for food, it was quite sad, i have photos but wasn't sure if to post them up or not?
I am picking up a grey tomorrow that we was contacted about re-homing and they were looking to give it to the parrot zoo and asked if i had any photos as soon as they see them they changed there mind and asked for us to take her on which we are, she will be living with Toria in may. I know lots of people have to rehome there parrots and they see the parrot zoo and think it will be great for them, this is why we are setting up a rehoming section so we can help some of these unwanted parrots and parrots people can no longer care for. :biggrin:
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2010, 09:12:01 PM »

No one has said anything wrong its all good getting everyone views across  :biggrin: We can all see where you get your strong views from and your friend does an amazing thing  :biggrin: :yahoo:

Everyone has a view we visited the Parrot zoo a few years ago and i was shocked at how many parrots were in each encloser, and that lack of toys/playing they could do, all they did was chewed the wooden bits of the encloser up and also the amount of dead monkey nut shells on the floor which looked like it had never been swept out, and greys looking about the floor for food, it was quite sad, i have photos but wasn't sure if to post them up or not?
I am picking up a grey tomorrow that we was contacted about re-homing and they were looking to give it to the parrot zoo and asked if i had any photos as soon as they see them they changed there mind and asked for us to take her on which we are, she will be living with Toria in may. I know lots of people have to rehome there parrots and they see the parrot zoo and think it will be great for them, this is why we are setting up a rehoming section so we can help some of these unwanted parrots and parrots people can no longer care for. :biggrin:

I fully agree with the setting up of a rehoming section Paula but as much as i,d like to i wont be taking part because with caravaning 6 months a year on a weekend .Weve enough probs getting the Gre Dudes there with everything else that goes in the car  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:  + weve already rehomed our 30 yr old male ( weve had him 3 yrs ) But to me if you look at recent pics of the NPS you will see that the aviary with the most birds in is the Grey aviary  as they seem to be the birds that are mostly given up .So therefore the rehoming section to me is a great idea for them that can do it  :thumbsup: + most of the members on the forum are a lot younger then us  Even though you & me have the same birthday  :rofl: :rofl:.You say youve not been for some years  to the NPS so im gonna e mail you some pics taken in the last 2 yrs .But to me this ones a bit like politics theres no answers to a lot of it & there will always be the problem of rehoming birds .For instance Paula what would you say would be the best thing to do with our 2 if we could no longer look after em God forbid  eg 2 birds 23 & 30 one with raging hormones half the year & a hormonal plucker ,  the other that was so badly treated hes cage aggressive  . .Then lets go my friend  i was telling you about .2 yrs ago she took in a 50 yr old grey whos elderly owners had both died .It had been kept all its life in an " old style " parrot cage ( domed )  ,fed on sunflower  one perch in the cage + 2 toys & believe it or not( this ones for the owners of feather pluckers!!!! ) not one feather out of place  :secret: .tell you what she did with it Paula left it in that cage hung some new toys on the outside then left the door open all day long  & tried to feed it a better food/veg/vit mix  & put it along side other Greys .The bird hardly came out .I tried just to put my hand on the open door it spread its tail & half opened its wings !!!  :nono: :nono: The bird was really arthritic & the reason she took it  in was it was too old to go out in the aviaries at the  NPS .It died a year later.Then this year shes taken in 20 yr old Timneh cock  thats been kept in budgie cage all its life .Ive never ever in the 23 yrs ive had birds  seen a bird so badly plucked in my life no way can it fly  .The bird as just had a year at another rescue centre & they couldnt make anything of it  eg to get its feathers to grow back so it can fly again >Shes put it in a massive cage with her 10 yr old timneh hen & its sat there talking its head off  :thumbsup:.But once again the  state of it  it couldnt go out in an aviary . .Then  a freind of my wifes off another forum asked her if we knew anyone who could rehome 50 small birds that had belonged to an aviary in a prison  Weve had loads of offers to reome birds .The other day on another forum i read a post that made my blood boil, someone was saying that their Grey was 6 yrs old that the hormones had kicked in so they were considerng taking it to a sanctuary .So summing all this up Paula its an ongoing problem that tere will never be a total solution to will there ? & now you  & some of the members of the forum will see where we get a lot of our strong views from . Or maybe  after 23 ys weve just been parrot keeping for too long & seen too much  . For  much as Irene supports the NPS financially  she wont go with me there as it upsets her to think that most of  the birds have been someone s pet &  all that weve been through with Tim & never given up  in 23 yrs Will e mail yo some recent pics over weekend  Paula  Dave & Irene   
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2010, 10:43:39 AM »

Thanks for the info guys.
I have to say I dont think everyone should be jumped on for needing to rehome a parrot. I took on stevie because I wanted to save his life, not because I thought it would be fun to have yet another problem animal and then not be able to deal with it.
Personnaly I think sometimes a sanctuary is the best option for an animal. Especially one that cant function in a "normal" enviroment. At least there are people that activly try to do something for their birds rather than leaving them in cages to rot because they cant to anything with them and are too pig headed to ask for help (not refering to anyone on here). Not all birds are able to live in a house with people/other animals so its worth baring that in mind before slating people that are trying to do the right thing.
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2010, 02:44:13 PM »

Beakie your talking loads of sense & so is Lucky  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Coz you & me  have talked about this before havent we ?  :wink: .Youve studied the pics weve e mailed you  & your bang on our views  :wiggle: :wiggle:. Full marks beakie /lucky   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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