This parrot named Lollibaby was a pet at a drug lab home
A parrot called Lollibaby was a pet at a drug lab in Tennessee. Methamphetamine was cooked at this home.
During a drug raid, Lollibaby was found with all her feathers fallen out due to living in close proximity to the toxic chemicals
A parrot who was rescued from a meth house is slowly recovering after living in close proximity to the toxic chemicals caused all her feathers to fall out.
Lollibaby is now on the road to recovery at the One Stop Pet Shop in Tennessee, US
Joseph Clapp, who works at the pet store, said, “We’re trying to get her back to health. It’s going to be 6-8 months, and it may take longer than that because we’re just not sure.”
Employees at the store say the cockatoo’s appetite is getting better by the day and they have moved her to a larger cage.
Meth effects on human beings, illustrated with “before” and “after” photos:
Why is methamphetamine so addictive? It causes the body to release 10 times its normal level of dopamine (the brain’s pleasure chemical)
It also prompts a rush of norepinephrine, or adrenaline. All that boosts a users heart rate, breathing and blood pressure. It erases rational decision-making as well as the body’s cravings for food and sleep.
In the long term, meth causes increased heart rate & blood pressure; damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular collapse or death.
‘Lollibaby’ the bird slowly recovering from meth house
A cockatoo rescued from a meth house in Morgan County made world headlines last September. Lollibaby, the white female bird, lost most of her feathers in her former home.
Six months have passed and Lollibaby remains in the care of a Roane County pet store. One Stop Pet Shop in downtown Rockwood rescued and has custody of the cockatoo.
Lollibaby has grown new feathers on her back and can fully open her wings. She has also become a great dancer.
The story WBIR first published on Lollibaby reached far and wide.
“This is the sock buddy. There’s a lady in Boston that makes them. She sends them to us because she has to stay warm. She has to keep a core temperature of 102 to 104 degrees at all times,” said Charles McPherson of One Stop Pet Shop.
Lollibaby still has a lot of missing feathers on her chest. Eventually, the pet shop believes she may grow those back.
One Stop Pet Shop is working to raise awareness of the impact meth has on animals. You may purchase your shirt and meet Lollibaby at the pet shop located at 109 South Front Street in Downtown Rockwood.