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CAGs Prefer Fujis

 By Renee Kochevar

The following is the incredible, amazing, almost unbelievable true story of the best lunch break I've ever experienced. I always carry a towel and cardboard animal carrier in the trunk of my car because I never know when I might need them to wrap and crate a scared or injured animal and transport them to a local vet's office. View PDF in new window

Featured Volunteer: Petr Kosina

 By Shauna Hill

Did you know Mickaboo is on social media??? Well we are keeping up with the times and have several social media accounts. It takes a lot to keep up with posting in those accounts and responding. So our featured volunteer this time is our Social Media Coordinator, Petr Kosina. Petr took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down and tell us a little about himself. When you check us out on social media, think of our volunteer’s efforts to keep those pages interesting and if you have not yet...go check out Mickaboo at your favorite social media source! View PDF in a new window

Save the Date - Mickaboo Holiday Party

 By Pamela A. Lee

Mickaboo's Annual Holiday Party and FUNraiser is our favorite event - a place and time to celebrate past successes and set the stage for our future! This year's event will feature the usual great food, drink, and offerings of donated items. View PDF in a new window

Clover, Skye and Finn: Bittersweet Transitions in a Mickaboo Parrotlet Family

 By Lucy Macmillan

Skye and Clover, two parrotlets, were adopted by Dean Tatsuno’s family as a bonded pair from Mickaboo in July, 2014. The two young birds had been together for about five years before being surrendered to Mickaboo by a woman with medical difficulties of her own who could no longer care for them. Skye and Clover were in foster care for over a year before being adopted. The Tatsunos had had a variety of birds in the past that they had purchased from pet stores or breeders over the years, including zebra finches and budgies. They learned of Mickaboo when the family lost one of their parakeets and posted to Mickaboo’s Lost and Found page. View PDF in a new window

Adoption Success Story: MeiMei, The Love of My Life

 By Marga Franz, Adopter

I am blessed and privileged to have adopted MeiMei (Mickaboo knows her as Maggie) back in 2004. MeiMei's ankle bracelet said she was born in 1995 and although she was known as an 'older' bird, her described personality seemed like a good fit with me and my other bird, Martin. MeiMei turned 20 years young this year and is going strong. She loves to eat all sorts of leafy vegetables, corn, bread, all kinds of rice, tortillas, fruits, and Zupreem fruit pellets (her favorite are the red ones). After six years she warmed up to Martin, who has had a major crush on her all these years, and lets him prune her [feathers]. Although he would love for this relationship to blossom into something more, she is perfectly content to have his affections be directed towards pruning. View PDF in a new window

Why “Dove Releases” Are Cruel

 By Guest Author Elizabeth Young, Founder and Executive Director of Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

When you hear about a "dove release" or "wedding doves", it usually means that Homing Pigeons, selectively bred to be all white, small and dove-like, were rented so as to be ceremoniously released. (I wonder why they don’t call them "wedding pigeons”?) View PDF in a new window

Bird of the Month

 By The Editor

Hi, we are Rico and Lola, a 6-year old bonded, incredibly beautiful and sweet pair of Indian Ringnecks. We initially were supposed to become a breeding pair but we were fine with having each other and refused to produce any eggs. Read More...