Budgie baldie: Pet bird can't grow feathers because it was so STRESSED living ...

Budgie baldie: Pet bird cannot grow feathers because it was so STRESSED while living with previous owner Coco has psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) that stops feather growth The three-year-old budgie is said to have been mistreated by previous owners But a heart-warming video shows her now living happily with her new owners  

By James Mills for MailOnline

Published: 11:40 GMT, 27 February 2020 | Updated: 11:46 GMT, 27 February 2020

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A bald budgie who lost all its feathers due to a viral infection is living happily with its new owner in the Netherlands.

A heart-warming video shows little Coco hopping around and being kissed by animal lover Nardjara Bennaars in her home in Zoetermeer.

Coco seems oblivious to her affliction, although she can't fly due to her condition and at one point is seen furiously flapping her wings before giving up and walking instead.

Coco contracted psittacine beak and father disease (PBFD), a highly contagious viral disease that prevents the growth of a bird's feathers

Coco contracted psittacine beak and father disease (PBFD), a highly contagious viral disease that prevents the growth of a bird's feathers

The disease attacks the bird's feather follicles and prevents them from growing

The disease attacks the bird's feather follicles and prevents them from growing

Coco is now living a stress-free, albeit feather-free, life with her new owner Nardjara

Coco is now living a stress-free, albeit feather-free, life with her new owner Nardjara

Coco contracted psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), a highly contagious viral disease that prevents the growth of a bird's feathers.

The three-year-old bird caught the virus when she was living with her previous owners who are said to have mistreated her.

But she is now living a stress-free, albeit feather-free, life

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