November 27, 2012
When a friend of mine found a white bird sitting still on the lawn outside of a hospital, he thought it was a dove and gave her to me as a gift, as I had been wanting a pet and sort of fell enchanted with the pretty creature. I had no idea how to care for this bird tho, so I luckily found MickaCoo Pigeon and Dove Rescue, and it has been invaluable help for me to be able to provide my new house mate a satisfying life. As it turns out the bird, who I named Almira, is actually a King Pigeon, a breed of pigeon that although extremely intelligent and emotionally engaged, have a slim chance to live if they are not found good homes and care givers. MickaCoo does excellent work in educating the public about not "setting free" these king pigeons who are being sold as squab to restaurants (such a sad fact). MickaCoo has also helped me along every step of the way in caring for Almira. They came down to my apartment to give Almira some lice and mite treatment, preventative antibiotics, and to give me some pigeon 101, letting me know about appropriate feeding and safety issues regarding my home, about trying out pigeon pants, and how to build an aviary. MickaCoo even connected me to some other volunteers who helped me to plan out and build my outdoor aviary. The non-profit's leader has been available when I've had queries regarding Almira's health and behavior. I have no doubt at all that MickaCoo cares deeply about providing happy homes for pigeons and doves who would otherwise be killed because of the ignorance of people who buy squab to release at weddings (when King Pigeons have no homing instincts or ability to survive alone in the wild). The work that MickaCoo is committed to is truly moving, and I can appreciate this especially because I know what adorable companions pigeons can be, and how deserving they are of healthy happy lives.
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