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Rescued Bird Has A Better Sweater Collection Than You Do

Javi destroyed all her feathers while living in conditions of deprivation and neglect.

But these days, since being rescued by Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary, she's finding the warmth and safety she needed all along - as well as a growing wardrobe full of sweaters for her bare little body.

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

"Since Javi arrived here at the sanctuary in September, she's come a long way," Kail Marie, Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary director and co-founder, told The Dodo. "She has 24/7 attention now, either from her human 'flock' or from her cockatoo friend, Sassy."

When Javi first arrived at the sanctuary, she bore the marks of her neglect.

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

But soon Javi learned to trust people again.

"She is never locked in a cage and eats a healthy, varied diet," Marie said.

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

"While we do not know yet if she will ever allow her feathers to regrow," Marie added, "we know that she stays happy and warm in her numerous sweaters."

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

Warm, certainly - and she looks fabulous, to boot.

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary
Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary

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