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Hundreds of Aurora man's birds up for adoption

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Volunteer Alice Blayney holds a Senegal parrot Tuesday as the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club begins adopting out almost 400 birds, many of which were recovered from the Aurora townhouse of David Skeberdis.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Three sun conures remain perched inside a Villa Park storefront Tuesday as the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club, which has been caring for 358 birds removed from the home of an Aurora man accused of animal hoarding, since October. The birds were cleared for adoption by a veterinarian.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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Veterinarian Peter Sakas of Niles says more than 350 birds found alive in the home of David Skeberdis of Aurora are healthy and ready to be adopted.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Volunteer Alice Blayney visits with a sun conure, a bird native to South America. The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club on Tuesday began offering almost 400 birds, many of them found in the Aurora home of accused animal hoarder David Skeberdis, up for adoption.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Volunteer Alice Blayney visits with a sun conure, a bird native to South America. The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club on Tuesday began offering almost 400 birds, many of them found in the Aurora home of accused animal hoarder David Skeberdis, up for adoption.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

About 400 birds being cared for in a Villa Park storefront now are up for adoption after being cleared by a veterinarian. Many of the birds were recovered from the home of David Skeberdis of Aurora, who faces a misdemeanor charge of companion animal hoarding for having 478 birds -- 120 of them dead -- inside his junk-filled townhouse.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Dave Skeberdis outside his Aurora townhome with one of his birds, a Sun Conure named Sweetheart.

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A few hundred birds found crowded into an Aurora man's junk-filled home now are ready to be adopted into new homes. The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club began adopting out about 400 birds Tuesday morning, the majority of them removed from 57-year-old David Skeberdis' Aurora townhouse in October. "Our main concern is finding the birds a good, healthy home to transition into," club President Barbara Morris said.
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    • Volunteer Alice Blayney holds a Senegal parrot Tuesday as the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club begins adopting out almost 400 birds, many of which were recovered from the Aurora townhouse of David Skeberdis.
    •  Three sun conures remain perched inside a Villa Park storefront Tuesday as the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club, which has been caring for 358 birds removed from the home of an Aurora man accused of animal hoarding, since October. The birds were cleared for adoption by a veterinarian.
    •  Veterinarian Peter Sakas of Niles says more than 350 birds found alive in the home of David Skeberdis of Aurora are healthy and ready to be adopted.
    •  Volunteer Alice Blayney visits with a sun conure, a bird native to South America. The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club on Tuesday began offering almost 400 birds, many of them found in the Aurora home of accused animal hoarder David Skeberdis, up for adoption.
    •  Volunteer Alice Blayney visits with a sun conure, a bird native to South America. The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club on Tuesday began offering almost 400 birds, many of them found in the Aurora home of accused animal hoarder David Skeberdis, up for adoption.
    •  About 400 birds being cared for in a Villa Park storefront now are up for adoption after being cleared by a veterinarian. Many of the birds were recovered from the home of David Skeberdis of Aurora, who faces a misdemeanor charge of companion animal hoarding for having 478 birds  120 of them dead  inside his junk-filled townhouse.
    • Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com  Dave Skeberdis outside his Aurora townhome with one of his birds, a Sun Conure named Sweetheart.
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