Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Rating: 4.93 stars   72 reviews

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PO Box 697 San Jose CA 95106 USA


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.

Geographic areas served:

Northern California, from the San Francisco Bay Area up to the Sacramento area.


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.

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Reviews for Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

MIckaboo offers everyone a chance to own or foster a bird while keeping an engaging learning environment ever active. As a relatively new bird foster (and sometimes volunteer), the online communication is wonderful and need assistance. Many thanks to the veteran owners who have skills and resources (and veterinarians) willing to educate and assist fledgling newcomers. The process for obtaining bird care skills is well facilitated and always open to new volunteers to help expedite the process of homing a bird. Finally, and most importantly, the birds when you have them in your home seem acutely aware of Mickaboo. I am sure they sense the universality of care and appreciate your attention to the needs of wildlife through such a medium. (PS: Hello from Chirpy and Celeste - 2 budgie/keets).

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Mickaboo from Pamela Lee and her passion and dedication to the rescue of injured or abandoned birds is admirable. I am impressed with the great compassion for these helpless birds and the success they have in restoring them to a normal life. Keep up the good work.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I never understood why people had birds as pets until I inherited my daughter's cockatiel. I had zero knowledge about caring for birds and found Mickaboo during an online search back in 2001. Everything I needed to know was either available or a link was provided to find the needed resources. When my little Sweetie died, I became commited to the plight of parrots sold from breeders and pet stores like my cockatiel. She was always ill and not humanely bred. Since then, I only adopt unwanted, abandoned parrots and Mickaboo has been a solid consistent resource of education and support throughout the years. They are 100% volunteer run. These are ordinary people like you and me, who work, raise families and donate their personal time and money to reduce the suffering of the parrots that they care for in their own homes. An Amazing organization. Beyond the pale in service and commitment.

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