Snowberry was found as a stray on 4/29/10 at the corner of Ripley and Folsom and taken to the SFACC. She's still a baby and so was probably just barely 4 weeks old (the age at which squab is butchered) when she was found wandering around alone, hungry, scared and at grave risk.
Once at the shelter, her basic needs were met and then volunteers like Kat do everything they can to provide enrichment- including providing mirrors, hay, perches and TLC.
I stopped in on 5/12 to do a welfare check and decided to take Snowberry and Saffron (the other king that was there) home to foster in my coop. It was tempting to leave them at the shelter- my coop is full- but I knew they'd rather be with other birds in a space big enough to move around (rather than the small shelter cages) and so I brought them both home to join my other pij.
I've got three youngsters (L-R Rex, Nina & Giovanna pictured above) who had taken to hanging around together and as soon as Snowberry was out of her box, she joined them.
I think it's pretty cute that the youngsters hang out together and I'm impressed that Snowberry immediately found friends. She's the one on the right.
She's also discovered a friend in the mirror. Snowberry is available for adoption. Please visit http://www.mickacoo.org/.