Basic Bird Care class
Everyone interested in fostering or adopting a bird must attend our class on bird care prior to receiving a bird from us. These classes are free (although donations are appreciated) and are open to the general bird-loving public. If there is a location listed with no date, you may ask when the next class will be scheduled at that location by emailing email@example.com
- 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.
- To reserve your spot for a class, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the location of the class, and class date, in the subject line. Walk-ins are welcome in most cases, but see details for each location below.
- If you want to adopt a cockatiel (for example), please say so in the email so our instructor can be better prepared.
Marin Humane Society
Date / time TBD. Email email@example.com to
San Francisco / Peninsula
Classes are generally held in San Francisco on the fourth Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted below. We will take a short break halfway through the class.
San Francisco Public Library -
Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow for registration.
This is a NEW location as of April 2020. Come and join us every second Saturday.
61 Arlington Ave.
Kensington, CA 94707
|Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Sunnyvale class site is closed, as of January 20, 2020. Stay tuned for new class site and time announcements!
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. Classes are the first Saturday of the month unless noted. There is free parking in the store's lot.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This store's small parking lot is reserved for their customers. Approach using Andrews or Industrial Way, to access the parking lots as pictured.
Pet People of Los Gatos
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 1:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
The circled P's indicate public parking lots.
Davis Public Library
To be announced
|Colonial Heights Library
4799 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
|Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the next class
planned for this site.
You can also inquire about taking our phone class
Basic Bird Care Phone Class
- You must live out of the area or be physically unable to attend a regularly scheduled class
Send an email to email@example.com to ask that you be enrolled in a phone class, including an explanation of why you cannot take one of our in-person classes.
Classes are scheduled when the teacher is available and enough students need a class. Class dates/times are not announced on this website. You will receive call-in information after we receive your adoption/foster application.
Call-in number will be provided
Next class to be announced to attendees.
*Attendance of a non-Mickaboo hosted class does not fulfill the Mickaboo education requirement in our adoption application.