Marie J. Bird

Marie is a 19 year old African Grey Parrot. She has lived here at Burnham Park Animal Hospital since 2000 when her owner surrendered her to us. She used to pluck her feathers due to anxiety and was almost completey bald, but has significantly improved since we took her in. African Grey Parrots are extremely intelligent and have some of the most advanced vocabulary of any bird. Marie is too shy to talk in front of strangers, but loves to sing to us from her perch in our treatment area. African Grey Parrots have a lifespan of up to 80 years, so Marie is just a teenager (and she acts like one too). Marie likes head scratches, chocolate, and mimicking cats and dogs.