Police have appealed for information after three baby birds were stolen straight from their nest during a burglary in Middleton over the weekend.
Three Green Neck Parrots, which are just four weeks old, vanished from the property during the early hours on Sunday (12 July).
Police are particularly concerned as the young birds are in delicate condition and require close, attentive care.
These parrots have not yet developed feathers and may not survive without being hand-fed every two hours.
The thieves involved are yet to be identified.
A GMP Middleton statement reads: “We are appealing for information following a burglary which occurred in Middleton in the early hours of Sunday 12th July.
“Unknown offenders have stolen three Green Neck Parrots which are four weeks old and have been rejected by their mother so the victim was hand rearing them.
“The parrots which do not have their feathers yet require hand feeding every two hours to stay alive.”
Anyone with any information should contact police by calling 0161 856 8549 and quoting incident 1133 of 12/07/20.