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Disabled parrot becomes protective of foster baby birds

I can honestly say I’ve never seen a more adorable, protective ball of cotton candy.

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Cypress, the Violet Harlequin Ringneck, thought he was the guardian of all the baby birds in his home, something his mom found out the hard way when it came time to feed the babies.

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Image Credit: Madly Odd

When Cypress was born, his bird mother bit off one of his wings. Fortunately, the veterinarians offered his human family the option to amputate the injured wing and set him on the road to recovery.

But from the look of things, Cypress did not let his wing stand in the way of “protecting” the new baby birds that were staying in his home, even if they weren’t his species.

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Image Credit: Madly Odd

When it was time to feed the babies and give them attention, Cypress started getting defensive. Usually a lovable, playful bird, he even snapped at his mom when she went to open the little birds’ cage.

Cypress’s mom assures that he is always ready to take on his role as a guardian, whether the camera is rolling or not. Whenever his mom does pick up the baby birds, he is there to talk to her and offer bird kisses to the little ones.

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Image Credit: Madly Odd

Though Cypress’s protective behaviors do make feeding time more hectic, his mom does not plan to punish his behavior anytime soon. “If I get bit,” she said. “I get bit.”

After the little ones are safely back in their nest, Cypress is always quick to make peace with his loving human mom, offering her bird kisses and adorably echoing her “bless you.”

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Disabled parrot becomes protective of foster baby birds