LOVE is in the air in Florida, as these three lovebirds have formed an unlikely polyamorous relationship. The new bird in town is Rhea, a three-year-old Lovebird with the same disease as once-monogamous couple Indi and Lemon; Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD).
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A contagious, fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of birds.Lemon and Indi can not be separated and spend much of their day being affectionate.Indi’s new side-chick has a huge Instagram following with over 400,000 followers.
“Lemon and Indi came to our lives three years ago and have been inseparable since then. When we got them they looked healthy and were extremely active birds,” Guagliardo told Barcroft TV. “One day, we were surprised by the fact that Lemon was starting to lose her feathers without any apparent cause.”
The two of them can continue to be together, but can’t be in contact with any other healthy bird. They’re under supervision of an avian vet and get very well taken care of by their humans. Despite their condition, they are such happy birds!