Here's Sister Therese at the large pet store in west Erie, Buzz N' B's. She was visiting Lady, the conure she bird-sits most afternoons at her ministry. That's Lady in the second photo, seemingly unfazed by the presence of many other birds at the popular Erie store.
The larger bird is a macaw, said the owner, and is only 20 weeks old and is still being hand fed most of the time. He is almost ready to go to the people who have purchased him. Meanwhile, he enjoys a steady stream of visitors and goes easily even to stranger's fingers!
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