Have you put a contingency in place for your birds and how to cope with them in the coming years? Let’s face it, given the lifespan of many exotic birds, it is possible that yours may outlive you. Planning for their long term care is essential for their sake and yours.
We maintain a register of birds who will come to us and remain safely in our hands on the event of their owners passing. So if you do not have friends or family who would care for your bird(s) after you have gone, then please do talk to us about your future plans. We will then ask you to complete a form, so that you can tell us all about your bird(s), their health, likes, dislikes and habits etc.
You should also let your solicitor know to make a provision for this in your will and it is a good idea to let friends and family know your intentions, and provide them with Birdline’s contact details so that we can arrange collection of your bird at the appropriate time. You may also wish to make a financial contribution to help support your birds care. Please download our guide to bequests.
We also have a very simple sheet you can download and fill in to keep near your bird(s) cage in case of emergencies, with your bird(s) basic care details on them, along with our contact details.