A PARROT which was left dumped at a bus stop is being nursed back to health by an animal rescue charity.
The RSPCA rescued a Crimson Rosella parrot which was left in a cage at a bus stop in Catcliffe on August 20.
The bird was missing a lot of feathers and was almost completely bald across her chest, stomach and legs, said the charity.
Inspector Kristy Ludlam was called after a member of the public had spotted the cage in Main Street and contacted the RSPCA.
Kristy said: “This poor parrot was not in a good way when she was found in a cage at a bus stop.
“It is not known if she was left behind there by accident or if she was abandoned.
“She is missing a lot of feathers and her stomach is almost bald which could possibly be as a result of self-plucking with stress.
“Sadly, no owner has come forward for her so the exotics specialist where she is now being cared for will look to rehome her once she’s back to full health.”
The parrot, who has been named Princess, is currently undergoing rehabilitation to improve her feather condition.
Staff at the exotics specialist said she was very tame and very sweet.
The Crimson Rosella is native to eastern and south eastern Australia where the birds live in mountain forests and gardens.
If anyone has any information about what happened to the parrot, contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.