Hi from a new soon to be owner

Scott199

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Do not worry, if they are not happy they will advice you on any changes you will need to do. there interest should only be for there birds they are wishing to be looked after. your role is to care for there birds, its not always easy and you will be responsible for a bird that is not yours. Knowing that one day they can move the bird on is also hard especially if you have formed a bond and get close. they should provide a history of the birds character likes and dislikes, sex and age and if any medication or special diet is needed for each bird they decide to home with you. Do not believe in some of the soft stories of come from a bad home, most birds get given to the charities come from loving homes that for one reason or another the circumstances have changed. people who do not care for there birds hardly ever seek rehoming through charities apart from some cases that the RSPCA get involved with. the biggest problem can be with a parrot that loved its old owner and misses them and the bond they had. they may resent you and blame you for not being there last owner,
Thank you, as always great advise, appreciated
 

Scott199

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How did the home check go, Scott?
Really well, well I think anyway, all the signs seemed good but they have to send the report off to a director or senior to get the final decision, was here about 2/2.5hrs maybe asking questions and chatting, he left saying, I’m sure we’ll see you soon, so I’m optimistic, they said I’ll hear back in a few days but no longer than 7 days.

I’m also more sure now that helping a homeless bird is better than just going out and buying a baby and possibly end up re-homing it, but I suppose this will depend how well they “place” the birds, it could all backfire if my first bird is a complete and utter nightmare.

There was mention (only in conversation, not actually asking me) of an African grey looking for a safe house that was very local, but I instantly said no to that, but I’m starting to think I may of been a little hasty on that ???

I suppose we will see.
 

Scott199

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Hi all

i potentially have the chance to re home a WBC, 2 years old, not DNA’d so no idea if male or female, been living with a lady and her husband, the lady that is re homing seems to adore her just husband isn’t happy about the noise when she’s at work as he works from home and doesn’t interact with it much, she said no bites or aggression ever and it’s very happy and playful. She’s not asking for money so it’s not a “sale it on” type thing.

do you think this would be a good idea for me, a good fit ?
(Remembering I have no experience just research)
 

dianaT

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Best to go meet the bird first I would say.
P.s. cannot for the life of me think what a WBC is ??
 

dianaT

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Lo, thanks. I do know that one just forgot it....
As my little slogan states I know a lot of things I just can't remember them !:nut:
 

Scott199

Regular Member
How did the home check go, Scott?
Just had the decision back and I was wrong, I thought it went great and they had zero advise or changes they wanted us to make.

well the answer was No, feel really disappointed as we’re fully aware we have lots more learning but I honestly thought the amount we’ve done and changed would of proved we’re trying and willing to do what’s needed, we’ve replaced all cheap cupboards and such in bathrooms and hallways with stainless steel ones as I had no idea what they were made of or painted with which may of been dangerous, also stainless was far easier to clean with basic white vinegar or F10 made space in the living room for a decent size cage, around 5” x 2” one we found, fitted new wall sockets in that corner for the avian lights in


the reasons, “very slight reluctance of change the floor cleaning products”

and the fact we vape in the house, but we asked when they came and they said it was fine, we have no birds so not something I felt would be an issue, it goes without saying we would never vape around a bird, we don’t do it around people, the home visit said it was fine as they did.

I honestly thought it would be more of a look around the house and then advise on things to can he or improve.

they certainly don’t make it easy to help do they, maybe it’s the first timer thing which I can completely understand.

oh well maybe it wasn’t suppose to be.
 

Michael Reynolds

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Well i am sorry they had rejected your offer to care for one of there birds, when i visit a patential carer i like to work with them to make them understand the importance of the safety of the birds. yes i do look at chemicles they use and advice changes to there lifestyle. i may visit more than once to check that they had followed my advice, Vaping in the home would concern me and i will expect them to stop the practice inside there home. I would tell them that they need to stop for over one month before i would concider them looking after a bird. i have visited on more than three occations one with out announcment of my visit. yes they should look around your home and advice any changes and if they have concerns they should visit again to see how you have improved things. My duty is for the birds but also to assist the people that look after them. i will always be here to advice you the best i can
 

Scott199

Regular Member
Hi all

Sorry to ask more but I’m just going over the response from the rescue, mainly making sure we’re 100% certain and ready, also checking cleaners and such as that was an issue.

Anything in our cleaners that would be an issue ?

List of ingredients
Ingredients Baking soda, biodegradable and non-toxic surfactant blend, potassium hydrate, non-toxic and biodegradable solvent, fragrance oil blend, preservative (less than 0.1%), colour, purified water.
 
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