I have had budgie companions for most of the past 40 years, but for the past seven years they have all been adoptions from Mickaboo. I'm also a remote volunteer (in Los Angeles) who handles things that don't require my physical presence -- website-related tasks, telephone interviews of prospective adoptive parronts (parrot parents) and the like -- freeing up volunteer resources in the Bay Area for other important tasks.
Mickaboo is not only a non-profit, it is a family. We don't just facilitate companion birds finding good forever homes, we share stories with each other about our own little feathered kids. We help people when birds inadvertently end up lost in the great outdoors. And we have likely saved the lives of thousands of abandoned birds who might either have been euthanized or become a predator's lunch.
We care. That's what truly qualifies us to do this important work.
This is a caring, concerned and dedicated bird Rescue. They train and support their volunteers and truly care about the animals they are passionate about. They have helped me become a foster staff and provided the materials necessary for training. They have helped transport numerous birds to the foster homes regardless of where they are located. They provided cages for birds that come into this foster care without cages and provide valuable veterinary care to countless birds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!