Bald Rescue Bird Enjoying Life Despite Virus That Makes Her Feathers Fall Out

Rhea the tiny featherless bird has been caught on camera hopping ‘naked’ around her family’s house in Boston. Rhea lost all her feathers due to a rare disease called Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD).

When Isabella Eisenmann, 24, saw the naked bird, she knew she just had to have her. Since then, ‘Rhea the naked birdie’ has become an internet sensation.

Video shows Rhea pecking at her water dish, bopping around the house, running up the steps to her large cage, and snuggling inside her coconut shell.