Mickaboo has some newly-rescued lovebirds; here is their story and how you can help them.
A family surrendered their lovebirds to Mickaboo because the family was moving to a less pet-friendly home. And, they were unwilling to take the baby lovebird to a vet to address the baby's leg issues.
The family of three lovebirds are now in Mickaboo's hands:
Kita is the mom of the family at just five years of age. She is an absolute sweetheart! Unfortunately, she started plucking after SweetPea (her baby) hatched. She is putting on weight (a good thing, in her case) now that she has been separated from daddy and baby. She is still plucking but has new feathers coming in that we hope she will leave alone. She steps up readily and likes being outside of her cage with people .
Beryl is the dad, purchased to keep Kita company. He is just three years old, hand-tame, and steps up well. He will make a great pet bird for someone, though should be kept separate from Kita because he plucks her feathers. He is eating Harrison's pellets - a good diet!
SweetPea the baby is not yet hand tame and is nervous. His foster parent is working on socializing him. SweetPea has a slipped tendon and will eventually need surgery to address it.
Mickaboo took the entire family to the vet for a health check - and the vet found all of the birds have spirochetes and gastric yeast. Yikes - that means twice-daily oral medications for a while for every bird before they can be adopted out to permanent homes.
Please consider helping Mickaboo with the vet bills for this family. If you are unable to do so now, consider giving on September 21 - that's when GlobalGiving is having its next (and final for 2016) Bonus Day. Eligible donations will be matched at 30%! We'll email you a reminder on that date.
Thank you again for your support of Mickaboo's mission, its rescued birds, and its volunteers!
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