Fargo woman turns home into bird paradiseFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo woman has brought her love of birds home - literally. Mary Grinde is known as the “Bird Lady." She cares for birds others no longer want.
A Fargo woman has brought her love of birds home - literally. Mary Grinde is known as the “Bird Lady." She cares for birds others no longer want.
Mary Grinde has had Hambre for 35 years, but he's not her only bird. She has 26 others including doves, a quaker parrot and cockatoos.
Mary Grinde – Bird Lover: "They each have their own personalities."
Twelve years ago Mary began taking in the unwanted birds. She says they come from people who don't realize how much work it takes to care for a bird.
Mary Grinde: "They have to do their research."
Mary starts caring for the birds at five in the morning. She feeds, cleans and plays with them, nd sometimes these birds can be naughty.
You'll notice Mary has chains on these cages. That's because the birds are so smart. One can escape the cages and let the others out.
Mary Grinde: "I left and they were all locked up one time and then I came back and they were out."
Just one of many stories; Mary has of her 27 feathery friends.
Mary has adopted out some of her birds, but she says most ended up back in her home because people no longer wanted the birds.