Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds

 
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Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds

Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
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King, one of our many rescued macaws

King, one of our many rescued macaws
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Artie the Cockatoo

Artie the Cockatoo
Pictures from before and after Artie's rescue by Mickaboo. "Before" shows his filthy feathers and shocking self-mutilation wound. "After" shows him cleaned up, and the progress of the healing of his body and his soul. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mick and Tammy

Mick and Tammy
Mick is one of the two birds (the other being Aboo) who inspired the founding of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue. Mick passed away in late 2009. (view small | med | large | orig)

Help me hold the bird?

Help me hold the bird?
Dizzy, a gold-cap conure, is shown at an assisted living facility with a Mickaboo volunteer giving joy to one of the residents. (view small | med | large | orig)

Being weighed is fun!

Being weighed is fun!
Coco, a Congo African Grey, is being taught to stand on a gram scale until it registers her weight. This "trick" enables stressless weight management of the bird. (view small | med | large | orig)

Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Moe and Curly.

Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Moe and Curly.
Moe & Curly are the boys, and Eenie, Meenie and Miny are the girls. They have grown up as a flock-- which is to say they are not trained to be hand-oriented (nor, by the way, do they know their names!). They are so busy amongst themselves & keep themselves so happily occupied that their foster mom enjoys them as a group rather than as individuals per se. When she puts a chewable object into their cage, they plow through it faster than you can say, "Gesundheit!" - it's like a swarm of piranhas. They're so full of life! They are constantly in motion & making comments about things-- you can expect a level of babble and song and chirping and squawking that someone visiting their home referred to them as "the Greek chorus." They're a joy--though if you are looking for a quiet household or a shoulder companion, this bunch is not for you. (view small | med | large | orig)

Give me a high five!

Give me a high five!
Cappi, a yellow-naped amazon with airsaculitis, gives a high-five to his foster dad. (view small | med | large | orig)

Rico with his foster parent

Rico with his foster parent
Rico has Papilloma, a terminal condition. He is one of Mickaboo's "hospice care" birds. Here, he is enjoying a kiss from his foster parent. (view small | med | large | orig)

Evening light

Evening light
The setting sun illuminates Charlie, a whitebellied caique, and his owner. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

Pamela Lee

San Jose, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds