Bird Hoarding

Homeowner David Skebedis displays one of his birds, a conure. (Credit: Suzanne LeMignot/CBS 2)

Birds Owned By Aurora Hoarder Up For Adoption

A Chicago area bird organization that took in hundreds of birds that were allegedly being inadequately cared for by their owner plans to put the birds up for adoption.


David Skeberdis, 57, checks a cage of birds he removed from his house in Aurora. Officials estimated there are 300 birds inside his home, which has been declared a nuisance due to high mold levels from the bird feces and piles of trash inside. (Credit: CBS)

Aurora Bird Hoarder Charged With Misdemeanor Offense

The Class-B misdemeanor of “companion animal hoarding” carries a potential jail sentence of up to six months and $1,500 in fines, Aurora officials say.