I highly recommend that anyone interested in adopting a bird, but not quite sure they can handle it, become a foster parent. That way you can see if having a bird is a good fit for you, while helping out a bird in need! And it gives you such a sense of pride and accomplishment when that bird you fostered for all those weeks/months/years finally gets adopted. :)
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my foster Willow, the Indian Ringneck Parakeet. He came to me as a baby, terrified of people, with his wing and tail feathers cut off to the skin. In the months he has been in foster care, he has bloomed into an amazing bird. He steps up now, plays with his toys, is eating a healthy diet, has grown back all his beautiful feathers, and is starting to speak English! He says "Hello", "Willow", "How are you?", "What are you doing?", "Hi", and many other mumblings that are words to come! He is the sweetest!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
find us more foster homes so that we could help even more birds!
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
We need more publicity. People don't know that we exist!
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes, I have made life-long friends that I share a passion with, learned about the necessity that is lighting for a birds well-being, husbandry skills, and much more I am sure. The amount I have learned since starting with Mickaboo, and the amazingly knowledgeable network of volunteers is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in parrot care.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Volunteering with Mickaboo has given me a huge sense of accomplishment, and life purpose. I am a part of such an amazing group of people, and we have changed the lives of so many birds it is amazing. Absolutely amazing.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?