4/27/2019: A single case of a highly infectious avian disease recently turned up in Northern California. Because of the uncertainty of the extent of the disease, everyone should exercise the highest care and caution about moving ANY pet birds or poultry from one place to another.
For the time being, Mickaboo is taking in and moving birds on a case-by-case basis, and we will continue to enforce quarantine on all new birds in our system. The safety of our birds and all birds is our primary concern at this time. However, we’re doing our best to maintain normal rescue operations as much as possible while exercising increased biosecurity as specified by our avian veterinarians.
If you have a situation in which you must give up a bird, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about this disease, ongoing epidemiology and advice on how to keep your birds safe at the CA Department of Food and Agriculture's web page.
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped to make 2019 a good year for Mickaboo and our wonderful birds. Thank you to our donors, our volunteers, and all of the well-wishers who support and encourage our efforts. Thank you to our veterinarians and their staffs, to the people who provide us with space for our classes, those who help with outreach, and those of you who donate materials that help us feed and care for our birds, and fabulous gifts that we can sell to pay our bills.
We have plenty of wonderful feathered companions just waiting to find their new home. Check out the "See Our Birds" page on our website. Someone is waiting there who would be a perfect member of your family!
If you're not able to make a permanent commitment to a bird, consider fostering! You'll be helping by creating capacity within Mickaboo to save a feathered life. Fostering is also a good way to get to know a new species that you've never before thought of living with.
03/25/2019: Mickaboo Press Release about Wild Flock Conures.
Mickaboo is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #94-3286344) based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Mickaboo is an all-volunteer virtual organization, meaning we are a network of volunteers with no central physical location. Our basic goal is to rescue parrots and other commonly domesticated companion birds who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered to us because their owners can no longer care for them. To accomplish this goal, we do the following:
- Provide medical care and safe, healthy, foster homes for the rescued birds we take in.
- Take in and rehabilitate injured or sick conures from the San Francisco "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” flock.
- Find and educate quality adoptive homes for the birds in our foster care
- Inform avian caregivers on the most current standards of care via our free classes, online resources, and consultations.
- Educate the public about the tragedies of overpopulation, and encourage them to adopt, not buy or breed birds.
Mickaboo is always looking for energetic, responsible volunteers to become foster parents and to help us rescue 300 to 400 birds every year, including helping with administration, education, fostering, public relations, technical support, and even simple one-day tasks such as bird and cage transport or staffing our adoption fairs.
We gladly accept donations. Over 95% of the financial support we receive goes to providing direct care for our birds.