An African Gray Keeps the Baby at Bay

#221: Jenny Bilfield & Joel Friedman are a New York City couple who for years thought they weren’t going to have a child because of their parrots (Jenny’s bird is Heathcliff is a rare Greater Vasa parrot, originally from Madagascar, and Joel’s African Grey parrot, Percival. Their mentor had a Store “33rd and Bird” in NYC with a sign in the window “the 10 reasons not to own a parrot.” Spoiler alert: they had a baby anyway!