As soon as Rascal arrived in their care, his rescuers realized just how wrong his family had been. While Rascal was timid and hesitant to trust, he was still incredibly friendly, and it seemed all he needed was the right environment in order to eventually thrive.
“The first day he came home he was quiet but friendly,” Dorothy Newbill, director of Birds of a Feather Parrot Rescue, told The Dodo. “He went to his first vet visit and was treated for bacterial and yeast infections, malnutrition and ingrown feathers. Even being poked and prodded, he was being sweet and patient with us.”