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Up at the Crack of Dawn with Rooster

By Margie Gear, Adoptive Parent

I was grazing through my friends’  Facebook musings in July of 2010 when I saw a plea posted by the Mickaboo Cockatoo Coordinator to contact her regarding a cockatoo in need.  An email exchange with her revealed that an umbrella cockatoo needed to be picked up from an apartment complex down in Los Gatos, CA.  The initial background we received was that he had been abandoned by his owner “out back in a secluded area behind a large ocean freight container on a paved parking lot, in a wide open space that sits on the property”.   Read More

To Clip or not to Clip…

By Lucy Macmillan

You love your bird.  You love to watch your bird fly around the house.  Your bird loves to fly around the house!  Then one day your bird escapes for some crazy reason.  Maybe it gets spooked and flies away.  Maybe someone accidentally leaves the back door open.  Your bird is gone.  Bon voyage?  Unlikely! Most companion birds can’t survive in the wild and are easy prey for native raptors and domestic animals.   Read More

Calendar Contest!

By Pamela Lee

The Mickaboo Bird Rescue Companion is having a contest to determine which birds to feature in Mickaboo's 2013 calendar! We need thirteen pictures, all of different bird types. Here is how you can submit your picture for the upcoming calendar.   Read More

What’s New with MickaCoo

By Elizabeth Young, Founding Director of MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue

There’s a lot happening with MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue these days, including big successes as well as formidable challenges.

In 2011, thanks to the incredible support of our foster volunteers, MickaCoo was able to rescue 361 pigeons and doves that would otherwise have been killed and placed 333 in wonderful forever homes. Even so the need continues and MickaCoo urgently needs new foster homes and adopters for doves and pigeons. We must relocate 40 birds as soon as possible.   Read More

Mickaboo to the Rescue

By Lucy Macmillan

Caring for families and friends, including our companion birds, can be a life-long commitment. Over the last few years, most of us know someone (or perhaps “are” someone) who has been hard-hit financially by the downturn in the economy.  During hard times, people may have to move for a new job, get evicted from their home, or experience foreclosed.  Read More

Unbroken Blur

By Christopher Sharron, Foster and Adoptive Parent

When Blur the budgie came home for the first time in a Jeep Wrangler on Hwy. 880, she wore the name “Bluebelle”.  We drove through traffic from Cupertino to Alameda, five-thirty in the afternoon. Optimism ran high she would recover somewhat: that her broken leg would mend, her head feathers would grow back, and whatever other injuries she might’ve sustained in her unknown accident would heal.   Read More

A Mickaboo Adoption Success Story – Joey, the Amazon

By Tricia L. Mobbs, Adoptive Parent

I wanted to give you an update on my wonderful Mickaboo Amazon, Joey, who came to live with me on March 27, 2010. I met him at a Mickaboo Fair and he was the largest and most beautiful Amazon I had seen. I completed all the requirements to adopt; but two others had also applied for Joey. But he and I were meant to be as he stepped right up and gave me a little kiss at our first meeting. The foster Mom told me later that she was afraid he would bite me.... but we had an instant connection.   Read More

Buy a House - or Chocolate - and Help Mickaboo!

By Pamela Lee

Mickaboo has found several ways for those inclined to support Mickaboo to do so, many at no cost to themselves.  Below we highlight two opportunities relevant to this time of year.

There’s a major opportunity for us to raise funds right now at zero cost. But we need to act quickly.

As you may know, many people are home shopping this time of year. And through our partnership with My Broker Donates (“MBD”) our supporters who are looking to buy or sell a home win in two big ways...  Read More

Bird of the Month

By The Editor

Hello! My name is Bentley and just like the elegant car by the same name I am beautiful and classic. I am an older model Bentley (with blue, yellow and green called a Blue Front in the trade), not yet restored, showing a bit of wear and tear and mileage because I've been up and down, and down and out, and traveled many a highway and byway before I found myself in Mickaboo land.   Read More