Last season on The Voice Cee Lo Green was joined by a sidekick cat by the name of Purrfect.
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This season Cee Lo is planning on have a new girl on his shoulder. This time in the form of a pink Moluccan cockatoo named Lady.
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Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately for the bird, animal rights organization Born Free is pleading mister Green to reconsider. Monica Engrebretson, a spokesman for the group, had this to say, ""Moluccan cockatoos are beautiful, intelligent animals but they are very challenging to care for especially in the long term, and are prone to considerable welfare problems." Also adding, "Many Moluccan cockatoos develop self-destructive behavior including feather plucking and self mutilation not known to occur in the wild."
Ms. Engrebretson shares that she is a Cee Lo fan, but feels it might be better for him to pick a more domesticated animal and even suggests a rescue dog.
The problem here is a rescue dog is in no way as entertaining as watching Cee Lo Green calmly deliver honest criticism while a giant pink bird sits stoically on his shoulder. However, if in the end it is determined that the bird would be in danger then I would agree that he may want to make a change of plans. (Let's be honest though, who doesn't want to see that bird randomly take to flight during the show?)
TMZ attempted to contact Cee Lo Green but have had no response.