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Members of the San Francisco wild parrot flock end up in the Mickaboo system for many reasons:

  • They have an unknown neurological disease that makes them too dizzy to perch or fly. They get ill, are unable to keep up with the flock or to eat, and they fall to the ground.
  • They suffer injuries from predators or in other ways.
  • Fledglings crash and break a wing, a leg or their spine.

If they're lucky, instead of being found by a predator looking for an easy meal, they're found by someone who brings them to San Francisco Animal Care and Control or calls Mickaboo.  SFACC contacts Mickaboo about all the intakes of ill or injured wild parrots.

When the parrots come to Mickaboo, we immediately arrange for necessary veterinary care.  Because treatment of the neurological illness and breaks is extensive, we often spend more than $1,000 on their initial care.  Once they are stable enough to live in a foster home, we place them with volunteers who hand feed the babies, socialize the adults, and continue administering prescribed medication.

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The birds are unable to return to the wild flock - either because they have injuries that prevent them from being able to survive in the wild, or because they been gone so long that the flock wouldn't recognize them as a member, and sometimes because they came to us as fledglings and never learned the skills necessary to survive. So Mickaboo works to find them good homes where they can live long lives with good food, plenty of toys, and lots of love.

Wild Parrots Helped by Mickaboo

 

 

 

 

Doodle
Adopted

Hunter
Adopted

 

Ellis
Adopted

Geneva
Adopted

Ferdinand
Adopted

Gillespie
Adopted

Grendel/Connor
Adopted

Harrison
Deceased

Fillmore
Deceased

Heather
Adopted

Paco
Adopted

Peter Pan
Adopted

Lombard
Adopted

Willow
Adopted

Powell and Hyde
Adopted

Monty and Sonoma
Adopted

Griffith
Adopted

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Francisco
Adopted

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Grant
Deceased

Sutter
Deceased

Jasper
Adopted

Davis
Deceased

Serge
Deceased

Isabella
Deceased

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Tara
Deceased

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Taylor
Deceased

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Cassandra
Deceased

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Washington
Deceased

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Mason
Deceased

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Jackson
Deceased

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Spice
Deceased

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How You Can Help

  • Donate to Mickaboo to help us pay for the hospital care these birds all require upon coming into the Mickaboo system.  For more information on ways to donate, please see our "How You Can Help" page here:  http://www.mickaboo.org/help.html
  • Shop at Mickaboo's Cafepress store: http://www.cafepress.com/mickaboo; The "Mickaboo and the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" section has tshirts and other items with a collage of many of the birds we've helped as well as their stories on the back of many of the shirts.

To contact the conure coordinator, send an email to:  coordinator-Conure@mickaboo.org

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