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Our intermediate and advanced classes are scheduled when we have sufficient attendees. For details about these classes, and how to tell us you're interested in such a class, click here (lightbulb)

Free Basic Bird Education Classes - General Information

Everyone interested in fostering or adopting a bird must attend our class on bird care prior to receiving a bird from us. This class is free of charge (although donations are appreciated) and is open to the general bird-loving public.

The class covers these topics:

  • Proper avian care
  • Proper avian diet
  • Symptoms of illness and first aid
  • General husbandry
  • Taming and training

And much much more...

Criteria for adopting/fostering a bird from us can be found on our How to Adopt page.

We have basic bird care classes scheduled throughout the Bay Area in the #North Bay, #San Francisco/Peninsula, #South Bay, #East Bay, and #Sacramento Area. For those who cannot attend a class in person, we occasionally schedule phone classes.

Register: To reserve your spot for a class, email with the location of the class, and class date, in the subject line. If you want to adopt a cockatiel (for example), please say so in the email.

North Bay


Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd 
Novato, CA 94949 for directions

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Date to be determined)

Send an email requesting this class location and when we get enough
 requests. we will work on setting the class date.

San Francisco/Peninsula

  San Francisco

Classes are generally held in San Francisco the fourth Saturday of the month. Please do not park in the Pet Food Express lot as it is rather small and Pet Food Express wants to leave that for their shopping customers.

We will take a short break halfway through the class.

Pet Food Express
1975 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:30 - 4:300 pm

Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow for registration.


Redwood Shores Library
Meeting Room A (unless otherwise noted)
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow for registration.


Sunday May 4, 2014 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm


South Bay


The Sunnyvale class is regularly scheduled for the third Sunday of the month unless stated otherwise

Individual classes are listed below. Seating is limited so please bring a folding chair, if you can. Please do not bring your own birds to any South Bay class.

Please confirm that the class is still scheduled for your preferred time.
If no class is listed please contact for availability.

For Other Living Things
1261 So. Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 739-6785

Sunday, June 15, 2014
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

San Jose

Andy's is located in Downtown San Jose, near San Pedro Square and the Shark Tank, just a few blocks off of Hwy 87. Foster parents are encouraged to bring their foster birds for class attendees to meet at noon.

Andy's Pet Shop
51 Notre Dame Avenue
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 297-0840

Saturday June 14, 2014
10 a.m. - noon

 Saturday July 2014
To be announced!

 Park for FREE in our private lot
Street meters in effect on Saturdays

Monterey County

Request this class by emailing with "Monterey Class" in the subject line, and state your name and phone number in the body of your email. We will schedule when we have a big enough demand.

Adoption Center
1002 Monterey Salinas Highway
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 264-5427

Next class TBA when requested
12 noon - 4 p.m.


East Bay


We will be holding classes in Antioch upon request.  If you are interested in having a Basic Bird Care Class to begin your process for fostering or adopting or just learning more about the care of your own birds, please let us know and we will get a class set up.  

We will take a short break halfway through the class.
Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow for registration.

Antioch Public Library Meeting Room
501 W 18th St 
Antioch, CA 94509

July 26, 2014 1:00-4:30 p.m.


Walnut Creek

Classes are generally held in Walnut Creek the fourth Saturday of the month. Please do not park in the Trader Joe's lot. There is parking on the street.

We will take a short break halfway through the class.

Walnut Creek - Pet Food Express
1388 S. California Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA. 94596

Saturday, May 24, 2014
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Danville - Grange Hall
743 Diablo Road
Danville, CA  94526

Date to be determined 
1 p.m. - 4 p.m

Send your email request to the above address


Classes are usually but not always held in Hayward every 2nd Sunday of the month (check date carefully). If a date is not listed below, please check with us at 

Pueblo Springs Clubhouse
27930  Pueblo Springs Drive

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

From 880, take Tennyson west, left on Hesperian, right at Arf, 2nd left into Pueblo Springs.  Clubhouse is at 2nd cross


East County Animal Shelter
4595 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Send your request to the above email address

Central Valley


Arden-Dimick Library
891 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Send class request to the above email address

Carmichael Library
5605 Marconi Avenue
Carmichael, CA

June 8, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 .pm.  

Send your request to the above email address


Davis Public Library
Blanchard Community Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, CA

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  

Send your request to the above email address

West Village Apt Clubhouse
Ask for the Theater Room
1580 Jade Street
Davis, CA  95616


Send your request to the above email address


Basic Bird Care Phone Class

Criteria for attending a phone class:

  • You must have submitted an application
  • You must live out of the area or be physically unable to attend a regularly scheduled class

Send an email to to ask that you be enrolled in a phone class, including an explanation of why you cannot take a regular class.  We will all determine the best mutual date for the class.  Once you have been accepted for the class, and the date determined,  you will receive call-in information (after your application is received.)

Call-in number will be provided
after your application is received

Next class is TBA

If you are interested in a phone class for the above
listed reasons, please send an email and we'll let you
know when the next one is scheduled.

*Attendance of a non-Mickaboo hosted class does not fulfill the Mickaboo education requirement in our adoption application.

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