Rhea, the Naked Lovebird of Instagram, Has Passed Away

Instagram superstar naked lovebird, Rhea, has peacefully passed away. Her 23-year-old adopted mom posted a touching update on Rhea’s condition on a Tuesday morning. She updated all the fans and followers that she found Rhea peacefully died at 3 am. She said Rhea has passed on to a better life.

[H/T: The Daily Mail]

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

 

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

The naked birdie was diagnosed with a psittacine beak and feather disease or PBFD. It is a kind of virus that causes baldness among birds. In some other PBFD cases, the beak and claws of the bird are also affected. Thankfully, Rhea did not get this type of PBFD strain.

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

 

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Because of the virus, Rhea looked like a tiny pink dinosaur. While a lot of people found it strange and funny, her loving human mom, Isabella Eisenmann, found it adorable. She rescued the little birdie last July.

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Eisenmann started an Instagram account for Rhea so she could share their moments together. Surely enough, thousands of people have fallen in love with their story. Followers patiently waited for updates from Rhea and Eisenmann. Rhea served as a reminder to everyone that no matter how you look like, you will always be an individual worth loving and caring for.

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

Eisenmann shared that initially, there were some people who left negative remarks about the naked lovebird. But she said that the bashers didn’t stop her from sharing Rhea’s story. She also said that she didn’t care about how others perceive the bird’s condition.

Instagram / rhea_thenakedbirdie

She believes that being different is not bad. She wanted to get that message across to millions of Instagram users. Eisenmann hopes that Rhea’s story will continue to inspire people even when she’s already gone.

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