A bald lovebird named blonde is living her best life with her family in Venezuela despite losing almost all of her feathers and her ability to fly.
Blondie had a full coat of feathers when he was first adopted, but his feathers started to fall out over the year and he struggled to raise himself. After much research, his human Bella Escobar discovered that he had Beak and feather disease of psittacinesa virus that attacks the immune system, feathers and beaks of birds.
Escobar said Blondie became depressed over the loss of his feathers, so she took steps to ensure he was entertained and enriched with other activities.
We tried to bring that beautiful and charming side of him, so we tried other options to entertain him. 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 such activity revolves around a dollhouse he has adopted as his own.
I have a large dollhouse which is now hers. If you touch the house, he chases you. He kind of thinks this house is like his property.