But Kail Marie, who founded and runs the Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary in Kansas, has made it her life to rescue birds in need. "We call these guys our 'littles,'" Marie, who rescues neglected birds of all shapes and sizes, told The Dodo of the cockatiels.
The sanctuary gave the two cockatiels a home back in June.
Marie carefully raised the vulnerable little birds until they gained their strength - and full feathers.
Scully and Mulder nowTallgrass Parrot Sanctuary