One little bird in Venezuela is quite the little celebrity. Blondie is a bald lovebird that has attracted a lot of attention for his strange looks.
The lovebird is living his best life with his family who adores him, and it makes up for not having feathers – which has affected his ability to fly.
Blondie was adopted by his family with a full coat of feathers. But during the span of a year, the family started to notice something upsetting: Blondie’s feathers started to fall out.
Not only was he going bald, but his flight ability was becoming affected as well. His concerned owner, Bella Escobar, started to do some research into his condition.
After tons of research, she learned that Blondie was suffering from something called Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease, which is a virus that attacks a bird’s immune system, feathers, and beaks.
Escobar relayed that Blondie’s loss of feathers caused the bird to become depressed. That is when she knew she needed to keep him distracted and happy through plenty of entertainment and activities.
According to The Dodo, Escobar further explained, “We tried bringing that beautiful and lovely side of him so we tried other options on keeping him entertained. Our goal was to let him know he could have fun without using his wings. We showed him that he was accepted and it was amazing it was really, really relieving.”
One of the bird’s favorite things is playing inside a little dollhouse that was gifted to him by Escobar.
Watch Blondie’s playtime in his dollhouse below:
His owner shared, “I have a big dollhouse that’s now his. If you touch the house, he’s going after you. He kind of thinks that that house is like his property.”
Check out the video below:
What do you think of Blondie? Have you ever seen a featherless parrot before? Let us know!Whizzco