US featherless bird receives knitted sweaters from around the world

A featherless bird in the United States has received about 100 sweaters from around the world since last September.

Rhea, the two-and-half-year-old lovebird, was born with Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), which caused her feathers to fall off since last May.

The feathers will never grow back, Rhea's owner, Isabella Eisenmann, wrote on the bird's Facebook page.

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86 and counting! πŸ€—πŸ‘— #RheasSweaterCollection #FromAllOverTheWorld >> Check on her Facebook Page an album called "measurements" to get her size right!
Day dreaming about warm weather, sunny days and summer breeze πŸ‘’πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈ #ifonly #summerwhereareyou
Happy Valentines Day β™₯️ from a naked LOVEbird to all you! | thanks @andybite for sending me these #cupid wings! #valentinesday
Mother-Daughter design by Gamze Mercan πŸ’• this is a first!! We are #twinning and we love it! #RheasSweaterCollection #SoTalented #FromTurkey
It's that time of the month! My @squawk.box is here + a new sweater they sent me πŸ€—πŸ’š Thanks so much guys! #SquawkBox How do I look? #RheasSweaterCollection
Snow Queen ❄️ Thanks L. Roberts for my new piece #RheasSweaterCollection #Blizzard
#MomLife is exhausting! Taking care of my egg all day has taken a toll on my sleep and my style! Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜“πŸ˜Ά Wearing a new piece by L Roberts, thanks so much! #RheasSweaterCollection #RheasEggs
πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸŒˆ The cool thing about not having feathers is that I can be any color I want whenever I want. Because we are all the same, colors don't matter! . Thanks so much Felira and Abigail, the cutest 6 year old, for this wonderful creation! #RheasSweaterCollection #LoveForAll #DifferentIsBeautiful
πŸ¦„ Modeling my new #ootd #fringe | thanks to Ashley, Java, Red, Zim & Farley for adding a new piece to #RheasSweaterCollection #cape
And the winner is.... RHEA! πŸ‘‘ Thanks so much @missuniverse it's such an honor; and a huge thanks to @iamsteveharveytv for getting it right this time πŸ€—πŸ˜ #winner #MissUniverse #MissRhea
CHANEL Spring Collection 2017, @karllagerfeld sorry I missed the @chanelofficial show πŸ‘  #RheasSweaterCollection #ootd
SUPER RHEA! Official photo πŸƒπŸ» β€’β€’β€’ Thanks to the AuphΓ©line & MattΓ©o for my #SuperRhea cape & toy! Check her out: @au_panier_d_augustine she is an amazing crochet artist!! #fromFrance πŸ‡«πŸ‡·
Here in my #ootd feeling πŸ”₯ Thanks so much Mercedes G. for adding another piece to #RheasSweaterCollection #fromMichigan
Got my jersey on 🏈 #GoPats, I'll be watching you guys @tombrady @edelman11
Molly Mosier has got me looking like a million bucks tonight πŸ’ŽπŸ’° Thanks so much!! #RheasSweaterCollection #fromTexas #ootd
Super entertained watching all the cars go by while wearing my cozy sweater πŸš—πŸš•πŸš™πŸšŒ Made by: @danasparkles12 #RheasSweaterCollection
This snow day has got nothing on me and my style ❄️ cause pink is the new black! Sweater by: @danasparkles12 #warmandcozy #RheasSweaterCollection #SnowStorm
Dark clothes for winter πŸ–€βœ”οΈ #check #ootd | Thanks to Don from #NewJersey for this wonderful addition to #RheasSweaterCollection #blackonblack
Tonight I'll sleep tight & cozy with my new sweater from my personal stylist @danasparkles12 who always makes me feel like a princess πŸ‘‘πŸŒ™ . #goodnight #RheasSweaterCollection #pjs
Dearest Charlotte @charnewhouse, thank you and @csg205 for making such a beautiful scarf; the letter and drawing were beautiful too! You are the kindest 11 year old that I know! Much love, Rhea πŸ“ #LetterExchange #FanMail #RheasFanMail #NewYork #RheasSweaterCollection
Ho Ho Ho πŸŽ…πŸΌ #merrychristmas I want to wish you all a ton of happiness, peace, health and most importantly love. Learn and continue to accept everyone/everything around you. Be kind and be thankful for the life you have. Help those in need. Be good πŸŽ„πŸŽ Thank you for always showing us love and support! Always remember that #DifferentIsBeautiful πŸ’˜ With love, Isabella Eisenmann
Loving this color on me! What do you guys think? Thanks so much to Diana Todd πŸ‘• for adding a new piece to my #RheasSweaterCollection
Happy Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ I am thankful for my new family, for have had such a wonderful sister, for everyone who has shared my story and for each and every one of you. . Special thanks to Becca @liquoricemonkeys for this wonderful off-shoulder dress #RheasSweaterCollection
🐰 and I staying close during this cold cold evening πŸ’› thanks to Katherine @katharine_t for sending me this wonderful sweater all the way from UK! #RheasSweaterCollection #LegsForDays
Its Friday and my body knows it πŸ’ƒπŸΌ #ootd by my personal stylist @danasparkles12 #RheasSweaterCollection #SweaterWeather
My transportation for tonight's #trickortreat πŸŽƒπŸ #BeeCostume #AlwaysBeeYourself #Halloween Thanks to the talented @hydras_exotics, you are the best! πŸ’›
I am part of a #PumpkinPatch this halloween πŸŽƒπŸ‚ thanks to the talented @habibiknots!!
Twinning with mom thanks to @amyruddtattoos #PinkLadies πŸπŸ’˜ I am a sheep for halloween! #RheasSweaterCollection #RheaTheSheep
Super Rhea to the rescue 😎 This one is #heartmade in Italy! Thanks so much Elisa Leone for this one @bluebirdheartmade you are awesome! #RheasSweaterCollection #MadeInItaly #hoodie
Really cozy during this rainy rainy Sunday β˜”οΈπŸ’¦ Thanks to Aunty Alison from San Diego for the sweaters and mom's bracelet πŸ’˜πŸ’ Happy Sunday everyone! #Turtleneck #RheasSweaterCollection
October ready 🍁 + sweater [rainy] weather β˜”οΈπŸ’¦ comfy in my sweater made by the awesome Rebecca ✨ @hibouhandmade #RheasSweaterCollection
So cozy in my new sweater that I just wanna go back to sleep πŸ˜΄πŸ’™πŸ± thanks so so much @winstonpurrchill you are the best! #HappyFriday #RheasSweaterCollection #ThatOneFeather - - #nudist #autumn #differentisbeautiful #nakedandbeautiful #birthdaysuit #sleepybird #birds #bird #lookingatthebrightside #nakedandhappy #sexybird #rhea #beakandfeatherdisease #happybirdie #adopted#savealife #adoptdontshop #birds #birdsofinstagram #9gag #9gagpet #lovebird #animalsco #chickenlegs #fanmail #mail #sweaterweather #crochet
My halloween costume came in early 😁 I'll be a bird with feathers! // Thanks so much @hydras_exotics This is the coziest and most beautiful sweater ever!!!! πŸ’˜ you rock! #RheasSweaterCollection - - #sweater #softyarn #birdsweater #nudist #differentisbeautiful #nakedandbeautiful #birthdaysuit #sleepybird #birds #bird #lookingatthebrightside #fresh #nakedandhappy #sexybird #rhea #beakandfeatherdisease #disease #happybirdie #adopted #savealife #adoptdontshop #birds #birdsofinstagram #9gag #9gagpet #lovebird #animalsco #chickenlegs
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Due to the disease, Rhea is vulnerable for secondary infections and gets cold easily. Therefore, Rhea likes hiding in warm places, such as Eisenmann's beanie, hoodie, and pocket.

Eisenmann keeps the heater on at home around the clock, as well as four heaters inside Rhea's cage.

The disease does not stop Rhea from being loved by Eisenmann and strangers all over the world, who have sent her a variety of knitted clothes since last September to keep her warm.

Eisenmann says she appreciates the love sent by strangers and hopes that Rhea's videos and photos on social media will raise awareness of the disease.

Happy Valentines Day β™₯️ from a naked LOVEbird to all you! | thanks @andybite for sending me these #cupid wings! #valentinesday

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