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This Bird Once Had To Live In Isolation, But Luckily, She Now Has The Cutest Buddies

It’s not very often that you see a live bird without any feathers at all, but for the owners of these lovebirds, it’s a normal, everyday sight.

Lemon and Indi from West Palm Beach, Florida, are a very special pair, not only because they share a close bond with each other, but because they both have psittacine beak and feather disease, a rare and ultimately fatalcondition that has caused Lemon to become completely bald. Because the disease is highly contagious, Lemon has to be kept in isolation — but she’s never alone thanks to Indi.

Lemon used to have a full set of feathers, but as her disease progressed…

Lemon used to have a full set of feathers, but as her disease progressed...

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…she unfortunately lost them all.

But she’s happy in the caring hands of her owner, Fabiana Guagliardo…

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I want to talk about Lemon's health situation with you guys. As you all know, all three of them have PBFD (Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease). This is a degenerative and fatal disease, which has no cure at all. With time, just like with any other degenerative disease, the body starts getting very much affected and there is not much to be done about it. This, of course, is a process. It could be painful for some, uncomfortable for others or it simply takes away all their energy (making them feel restless and sleepy). In Lemon's case, she has been deteriorating in the past 6 months. She has lost weight, has become less active, sleeps a lot, needs help to eat at times and doesn't want to be bothered. She needs medication daily and a lot of attention. Many of you might think that Rhea's arrival has affected her, but that is not true! In reality it has helped her. Indi is extremely active and has the needs of any other bird. For Lemon it was too much, she couldn't keep up and it became way too stressful at times. Rhea has helped in the sense that she has taken Indi's attention and know Lemon can rest all day. Life is way too short, for all of us. One thing that we know is that day will come for each and every one of us, no exceptions. We have to enjoy life to the fullest, day by day. Smile at the world. Be happy for other's success. Be thankful for everything and everyday. Lemon is stable, don't get me wrong! We are doing EVERYTHING possible to make her feel comfortable and happy. But know that her disease has advanced and that life happens. Look up PBFD if you want to learn more about it! 💛@rheathenakedbirdie

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…and with Indi by her side. Indi also has the condition but has not yet lost her feathers.

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Recently, Guagliardo heard about Rhea, another bird with the disease. Her owner was leaving the country and couldn’t bring her, so Guagliardo decided to take her in.

She was worried about how the three birds would get along, but as it turns out, they’re a perfect trio!

Learn more about these three special lovebirds below.

I’m so glad these cuties have each other for support and companionship. They couldn’t be a better fit! You can check out more of this trio on Instagram.

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