Peaches now lives at Sandy's Pet Shop. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Bruce Davison and Peaches (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A bird who was a longtime fixture at one Louisville pet shop has found a home at another.
Peaches, a Moluccan cockatoo, lived for more than three decades at Noah's Ark Pet Shop in Highview. The owners decided to close up shop earlier this year and had to find a place for Peaches to go.
“The last owners called me and said, 'Peaches loves people so, could Peaches come and live with your birds?'” said Sandy Davidson, owner of Sandy's Pet Shop in Germantown.
Davidson says Peaches had built quite the fan base, “people have known him since they were kids. He's been at Noah's Ark for 35 years. So people have grown up with Peaches.”
That includes her own son, and Sandy's co-owner, Bruce Davison. “Before she ever had a pet store, we lived in Highview and I would ride my bike up to Noah's Ark Pets,” he said. “We would go up there to look the aquarium fish and talk to Peaches.”
The Davidson's have had Peaches in their store for several months now. They recently posted on social media about their addition and many of Peaches old friends have been coming into visit. “People have been so thrilled to find him because he was missing for awhile,” said Sandy. “They had no idea where he went.”
“The bird sure seems to really thrive on people,” said Bruce. “When the store is full of people, the kids, they'll get up there and lean on the wall and Peaches just puts on a show. He certainly seems to recognize people.”