Barbara Thompson said someone busted into her aviary over the weekend and stole her African Gray parrot, a bird she has had for 17 years.
Thompson said she called police and local pet stores, asking them to keep an eye out for someone trying to sell the bird, valued at close to $2,000.
"It's shocking. You're just numb, to think that somebody would do something like that to you. Particularly someone you knew because it had to have been, because how else would they know that the dogs wouldn't bite them," she said.
Thompson said Bubba made distinct noises that would be easy to identify.
"She barks like a dog, you know, she backs up like up truck, you know, that beep beep. She does that," she said.
Thompson, who spends her days hooked up to an oxygen line, said she considers her bird to be like her teenage daughter.
"I sit there sometimes at night and I am just thinking about her," she said.
"Every time I go to the back door, I look to see maybe they put her back, which I know is impossible."