LOS ANGELES (CBS) – Two exotic birds have been stolen in two separate burglaries in the San Fernando Valley.

An African grey parrot named Einstein and 60 pieces of costume jewelry were stolen from a Mission Hills home on Wednesday and a scarlet macaw named Rainbow was taken from a cage outside a Northridge home the same day.

“I don’t know how I’m going to go on with out him,” Einstein’s owner  Barbara Padilla told Fox 11. “He was part of my daily life and I miss him so  much.”

Detectives don’t know if the incidents are connected and are continuing the investigation today.

Police urge anyone with information about the missing birds to contact Hooves And Paws Animal Rescue at (661) 944-3740 or hoovesandpaws@hughes.net.

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Comments (2)
  1. Jan says:

    Wow, this is awful. Birds bond and imprint with thier owners, and when taken away, they are lost and confused, they cry. Owners also have a tough time, as the relation between a bird and their owner is a very strong bond and I cannot understand people who steal in this way. It is just as evil as a child abduction. How terrible sad for both. My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Padilla and Einstein, may they find each other soon.

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