This featherless bird is strangely adorable

Rhea suffers from a rare disease but has been adopted


Rhea is a featherless lovebird who has developed quite the social media following.

This tiny little critter has a rare disease, called psittacine beak & feather disease, that stops her from growing feathers - but that doesn't appear to have dampened her spirit.

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When Isabella Eisenmann heard that the bird needed a home she jumped at the chance to adopt her.

Despite her looks, Isabella says the tiny lovebird is totally happy.

Rhea has developed a huge following on Instagram with her account @rhea_thenakedbirdie.

The featherless bird has a staggering 111, followers with her owners posting regular updates on Rhea's day-to-day life.

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