From time to time, Mickaboo offers "Intermediate Bird Care" and "Advanced Bird Behavior" classes, as demand and our Volunteers' time allows. You can also reserve your space at any of the classes described below by emailing us at: and including the subject/date of the class.

Avian Vision and Proper Lighting

Birds are the most visually-oriented of all vertebrates and have one of nature’s most sophisticated visual systems. Their vision evolved under the sun – an environment far different from that of the modern human home. This class will cover how and what birds see, what birds use light for, and how to build an indoor lighting system that simulates the qualities of sunlight.

Topics Include:

There is no charge for this class. However, donations to Mickaboo are always welcome.

We occasionally bring sample lights and fixtures to the class. Andy's Pet Shop in San Jose stocks the Philips tube lights that are our most highly-recommended bulbs.

Next Class 

There was a lot of interest for the class at the Cambell location. If you'd like to attend a future class in Campbell, email and mention that you are interested in the next Avian Lighting class in Campbell.  If we get enough interest, we can probably teach it again in early 2015,

Date: November 7, 2015
Time: 1:30 to 4:45 pm, with a 15 minute break
Location:  Pet Food Express
                1902 S. Bascom Ave,
                Campbell, CA 95008 

You can download our flyer here.

Future Classes

Please email and/or with your name and address (location) if you are interested in taking this class. We will teach it when we get enough people interested in a particular area.

Past Classes

Other Potential Locations