1/14/2022: Some avian veterinarians are temporarily reducing their office hours due to the spread of COVID19. Before going to your appointment or (especially) dropping in, we strongly advise you to call your vet's office to confirm they are open.
Thanks to you, we succeeded in using all of the matching funds in Mickaboo's annual Quita Challenge, raising much-needed funds to care for our flock of 300+ rescued birds. Our voliunteers and Board of Directors appreciate your generosity, and wish all of you a Happy and Safe New Year. We hope to see you soon as we kick off the new year with our January virtual adoption fair - see details directly below.
Mickaboo continues to host monthly online live virtual adoption fairs via Zoom and Facebook while opportunities to hold safe in-person indoor events are limited and challenging due to COVID-19. You can check out our October 2021 online adoption fair in the video below.
03/17/2020: Mickaboo responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Read more.
Mickaboo is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #94-3286344) based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Mickaboo is an all-volunteer virtual organization, meaning we are a network of volunteers with no central physical location. Our basic goal is to rescue parrots and other commonly domesticated companion birds who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered to us because their owners can no longer care for them. To accomplish this goal, we do the following:
- Provide medical care and safe, healthy, foster homes for the rescued birds we take in.
- Take in and rehabilitate injured or sick conures from the San Francisco "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” flock.
- Find and educate quality adoptive homes for the birds in our foster care
- Inform avian caregivers on the most current standards of care via our free classes, online resources, and consultations.
- Educate the public about the tragedies of overpopulation, and encourage them to adopt, not buy or breed birds.
Mickaboo is always looking for energetic, responsible volunteers to become foster parents and to help us rescue 300 to 400 birds every year, including helping with administration, education, fostering, public relations, technical support, and even simple one-day tasks such as bird and cage transport or staffing our adoption fairs.
We gladly accept donations. Over 95% of the financial support we receive goes to providing direct care for our birds.