Dec 1, 2020

Mickaboo's Birds Give Thanks

Erin, a Meyers Parrot
Erin, a Meyers Parrot

During this season of giving, Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue would like to thank YOU for giving us the support and means to continue our mission of helping the unwanted and abandoned companion birds who need us.  Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!

Today, if you donate during GlobalGiving's Giving Tuesday campaign, you have the opportunity to continue enabling us AND having your hard-earned funds work harder for you.  Donations up to $2500 per donor per project will earn a part of the One Million Dollars (!) in matching funds. 

Here are two recent success stories resulting from YOUR help.

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Erin, a Meyers Parrot, came to Mickaboo in 2013 after she apparently flew away from her owner. She went to her new adoptive home recently. Her new guardian sent us this note afterwards:

Erin continues to get more and more comfortable each day. Today she enjoyed a misting and long bath in her water dish, asked me for two long head-rub sessions, chewed on her toys, and started some gentle clicker training and targeting. She had been (naturally) shy to step up out of her new cage, but with treat reinforcement, she was all over it! In fact, right now, she’s sitting on her cage door and clicking at me and leaning in my direction!

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Mickaboo has been fostering two splayed budgies, Pansy and Kohei. "Splay" means they were hatched with their legs in a "spread" position, so they cannot perch normally.  One (Pansy) came to us as a baby this year, and the other (Kohei) was found recently as a stray (in a cat's mouth) and surrendered to Mickaboo.

The two budgies took to each other immediately. This month they were both adopted by a family with lots of budgie experience.  The pictures in this report show the contented budgies acclimating quickly to their new homes. Pansy is shown resting on her new seagrass swing.  Kohei is the budgie shown sleeping in his preferred position, suspended in the corner of the cage.

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We presently have ~350 birds in our rescue flock, all looking for the same happy outcome as these three. 

Animal rescue, sadly, is a task that continues day after day ... and so do the veterinary expenses of that chore.  Will you help us by giving during today's million-dollar matching campaign (ends at 9 pm PT on Tuesday, December 1)? 

Alll of our birds and all of our volunteers will be grateful to you.

Pansy resting on a swing
Pansy resting on a swing
Kohei sleeping in cage corner
Kohei sleeping in cage corner

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Sep 16, 2020

Mickaboo Rescue in Progress - We Need You

Virtual Adoption Fair
Virtual Adoption Fair

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue has begun another large-scale rescue - and we need your help.

The property owned by a recently-deceased bird owner has been sold, and relatives have told us the 40+ birds in the property's aviary will be "let loose" if we don't take them in.  The 20+ budgies, 15+ finches, and assorted others deserve a better fate than being released into a world where they will likely become food for predators.  

If you can help us financially with this rescue's veterinary expenses - please give.  The first $50 of your donation through GlobalGiving between now and Friday, September 18, 8:59 pm PT will be matched at 50%.  We estimate initial expenses will be at least $1500. 

If you are an approved Mickaboo foster parent or adopter with space and the ability to care for 6-8 of these birds for at least the short term, please contact us at outreach@mickaboo.org.

If you have room in your heart and your home for a new feathered companion, and would like to learn more about bird ownership, join us at our upcoming Virtual Adoption Fair!  We will be showcasing a handful of our 400+ rescued birds, and answering questions live.

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Thank you for your support, now and into the future.

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Aug 10, 2020

Mickaboo Update and Invitation

Gina, an Indian Ringneck
Gina, an Indian Ringneck

Here is an update on one of our recent rescues - and an online event to which YOU are invited.

Gina is a Indian Ringneck parakeet. She came to Mickaboo after being found by a kind soul in a box, abandoned on the streets of San Francisco.  She was clearly hurting, with a fractured leg that had not been treated, an injured beak, a bald spot on her head that may have been caused by another bird picking on her, and a really bad wing clip. 

We were worried her leg might need to be amputated; now, we are hopeful the leg will heal enough that she may continue to use it for balance.  Gina has obviously been through a lot, and in spite of it all has a sweet demeanor.

Mickaboo is able to help birds like Gina with financial support from people like YOU, and the physical capacity to house incoming birds. 

Adoptions of our birds is one way by which we maintain physical capacity.  To that end, you are cordially invited to attend our upcoming Virtual Adoption Fair, on August 15 at 1 pm PT.  If you are curious about cockatiels, conures, lovebirds, or Amazons - or simply enjoy learning about pet birds, come watch and have your questions answered live by our volunteers! Register here or watch our livestream on our Facebook page. Spread the word to your bird-loving friends!

Thank you for your generosity now and in the future.

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