PERLA has an A.S. in Medical Transcription from Skyline College and a B.A. in Communications from San Francisco State University. She has over a decade of hands-on experience working with exotic pet birds, reptiles, and fresh water aquariums. She has always loved animals and has a soft spot in her heart for rescues, and especially exotic and senior animals. Perla’s rescued pets have included a cat, an English budgerigar parakeet, a fancy rat, a veiled chameleon, a crested gecko, a betta fish, and a chinchilla. She currently has an American singer canary, a society finch, a peach-faced lovebird, and a Meyer’s parrot named Max (shown in photo). In her spare time, Perla enjoys drawing and painting.