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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

Mission: Mickaboo was founded in 1996. Our mission is very simple: To provide protection for those who, by no fault or choice of their own cannot help themselves, and depend on humans for their care.

To ensure the highest quality of life for our companion birds.

To educate the bird owning public on the most current diet, health and general care information.

Target demographics: companion parrots who have been neglected or surrendered to us

Geographic areas served: Northern California, from the San Francisco Bay Area up to the Sacramento area.

Programs: Mickaboo holds free, regularly scheduled bird education classes throughout the Bay Area. At the classes, we talk about proper avian diet and care, symptoms of illness, emergency first aid, the importance of vet care, general husbandry, taming and training, and dangers in the home. Mickaboo also offers special advanced bird care classes and seminars on topics such as foraging. Mickaboo also holds adoption fairs throughout the year, where the general public has a chance to come meet some of our wonderful birds.

Community Stories

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A friend told me how Mickaboo fosters parrots until they can find a Forever Home for them. I have my own parrot and enjoy his company very much. It saddened me to think that parrots get abandoned or abused. I contacted Mickaboo and after several steps, I am now fostering an African Grey. Mickaboo has been very supportive and kind. It helps me feel connected with other bird lovers and I am enjoying the process of helping my foster parrot become more secure in himself, as well as teaching him a few things he needs to know to be a great companion to someone. Mickaboo may seem an unusual nonprofit, but it is very much needed! I am glad to be able to be a part of it.

Steve167

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been working with Mickaboo for almost 10 years, and the dedication people have constantly amazes me. We get a lot of birds that need homes, have health or behavior issues, and everyone spends a lot of time to socialize them (and Mickaboo spends a lot on vet bills :P We are a volunteer organization, but despite that many dedicated people are helping with our bird rescue in many ways. This organization really has the best interest of the birds in mind. With our education programs (free to the public) we bring a lot of people up to date with the latest bird knowledge, especially diet and dangers in the home. This is a dedicated group of people, and I'm really proud to be a part of it. And I'm very happy to see that we find good homes to adopt our birds. I recommend to anyone that wants a bird to take our class and be better prepared. This is a wonderful organization that I'm proud to be part of.

kerbybird

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The photo is Gizzy, my adopted white belly caique from Mickaboo. I have been involved with Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue for a few years. It continues to be the safety net for so many injured, abandoned, and needing a new home birds. People in general don't realize there is a need for bird rescues but we have over 450 in foster homes in Northern CA. This is a great rescue and deserves the recognition.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the past several years. I am continuing to be amazed by the commitment and service provided by the all volunteer staff. Plus its great getting to know my fellow volunteers as there are really some wonderful folks in the volunteer corps. The commitment to caring for and rehoming unwanted companion birds is so rewarding for me as the proud parront to four.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got my foster bird, little lovebird Ollie, from Mickaboo. They are always there for any bird any where, the most amazing rescue group ever!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've adopted and fostered companion parrots with Mickaboo, which is the most effective nonprofit that I've ever been associated with. With an all-volunteer staff it goes above and beyond in accomplishing its mission. Its bird care training program is particularly excellent.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Mickaboo is a terrific organization! I have adopted two birds from them and have learned so much through all the knowledgeable people associated with the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mickaboo has been rescuing birds in northern California for over 20 years. We have no paid staff, no office, and our primary expenses are for veterinary care, equipment storage, postage, and the care and feeding of our computer servers.

We offer the same level of care and love to the tiniest budgies, finches, and canaries that we give to the biggest macaws and Amazons. It is a sad fact that the flock of pet birds needing rescue is growing. We are, however, blessed with amazing, hardworking, dedicated volunteers who are willing to fill their homes with rescued birds and the birds, in turn, fill the volunteers' lives with joy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Mickaboo and they are a group of wonderful people. They are dedicated to taking in and caring for companion birds that have been given up by their owners for a variety of reasons, found in shelters, on someone's propertyou, abused or abandoned.
Most of the volunteers (including myself) have a number of foster companion birds in their care.
Mickaboo offers support, and just about any assistance a foster "parront" might need.
Mickaboo is always looking for volunteers to foster or give a forever home to over 400 companion birds they have currently.
Mickaboo screens all applicants by phone and home visits to ensure the companion bird is the right fit.
I could not wish for a better place to volunteer. Mickaboo is a fantastic non profit organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking for someplace to spend my time and energy, and I found it with Mickaboo. These are amazing people who assist any bird in need at any time, through transporting animals to foster homes or to the vet, or picking up stray birds from local animal shelters and fostering them, to attending outreach events to let people know about bird rescue. Most local animal shelters do not have facilities to care for birds, so they call upon bird rescue groups like Mickaboo to assist with found birds. Everyone I have met is dedicated and caring. I'm honored to be a part of this group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mickaboo is a caring organization that tries hard to help all the birds who need help. This all-volunteer organization fosters and adopts out many birds each year. Most of the donations received go to pay for vet bills for birds who need special care or strays who come from the animal shelter and who need immediate medical attention. It's all about the birds! Thank you, Mickaboo, for all the caring hearts

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Mickaboo for 15 years. I have 5 parrots and all of them were fostered by me initially and then adopted by me. Mickaboo has a wonderful group of volunteers who are quick to respond to emergencies or loose birds. There is a wealth of information we share with each other, to help us give our birds happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. The sacrifices of those who volunteer their time, money, bird food/supplies and foster homes is amazing and makes me proud to be a part of this great organization.