- When animal rescuers in Brazil came upon a parrot with a severely damaged beak, they decided to help him out.
- They created a new, fully-functioning beak for him!
- Thanks to his new beak, the parrot can now eat, climb, and do everyday normal activities!
Animal rescuers in Brazil showcased the advancements in veterinary medicine when they reconstructed a beak for an injured parrot.
The poor parrot’s beak was severely damaged. Birds need their beaks for everything, so Renascer ACN, an animal rescue and rehabilitation center, took the parrot in.
Renascer ACN’s founder, Paulo Roberto Martins Nunziata, knew that the parrot can’t survive in the wild with a damaged beak. But they didn’t want to just let the parrot live out the rest of his days in peace.
So they set on to create a new beak for the little one with the help of veterinarian Maria Ângela Panelli Marchió.
Maria creates homemade plastic resin prostheses to hep out injured animals like the little bird.
After undergoing surgery, the parrot had a completely new beak!
The fully-functioning beak prosthesis was handmade using polymethylmethacrylate.
“The material used, polymethylmethacrylate, has a quick hardening (three to five minutes) and is so resistant that it would need a chainsaw to be removed,” Paulo told Bored Panda.
The parrot can now eat, climb, and do everyday normal activities, thanks to his new beak!
Paulo added, “Today [the parrot] has a normal life. However, it just can’t be returned to its natural habitat because even though the prosthesis is resistant, there’s a risk of it falling over time, as these animals use their beaks for everything.”
The parrot has been given a new beak and a new life thanks to his rescuers!
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Source: Inspire More