LIFE

Abandoned Mutant Parakeet Amazes Everyone Who Meets Him

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

I was brought up to always love others for who they are inside, not for what they look like on the outside.

Ever since I can remember, my teachers preached that though we are all different, we deserve to be treated equally, that it was our responsibility to treat each and every person with respect.

However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for everyone. In today’s day and so-called modern age, there is still so much discrimination within social circles, and society in general, based solely on how we look. Just take one look at the news and you’ll see it, clear as crystal.

It’s truly heartbreaking.

This discrimination, unfortunately, doesn’t just stop at humans. Often, animals are abandoned or abused when they don’t look quite like what they’re “supposed” to. All too often, puppies or kittens are left to die in a remote area just because there is something a bit physically different about them, despite being totally healthy otherwise.

Do these living beings, human or not, really deserve to die just because they don’t look “normal”?

Whipper, a sweet green parakeet, was abandoned as a baby. He was totally healthy, but he was born with a genetic mutation that makes his beautiful feathers thin and wispy. Luckily, Julie Hayward of Winton, New Zealand, saw past that strangeness and took him under her wing.

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