Vets save a badly injured parrot's life with a spectacular makeover!
Planura, Brazil - This parrot was brought to an animal rehabilitation center in Brazil with terrible life-threatening injuries, but the vets pulled off a miracle.
Parrots' beaks are essential to their survival. Not only do they use them to eat, but also when climbing and crushing objects. Additionally, the animals need their beaks to defend themselves.
At the end of 2020, a parrot was brought to the animal rehabilitation center Renascer ACN. The bird was in a catastrophic condition. Its beak was almost completely gone. It looked like someone had broken it off!
The founder of the organization, Paulo Nunziata, told BoredPanda magazine how his team helped the poor animal. He and a veterinarian, Dr. Maria Marchió, made a prosthetic beak for the parrot by hand!
"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," the Brazilian proudly explained.
The result is remarkable: the beak is the perfect shape! It's almost impossible to tell that the bird's new beak is actually a prothesis.
Animal rehabilitation group posts pictures of the new beak on Instagram
Parrot accepts the prosthesis, but cannot return to nature
The parrot quickly accepted its new plastic beak and is now living a normal life at the animal rehabilitation clinic in Brazil.
Paulo explained that although the prosthesis is extremely durable, it could break over time because parrots use their beaks for everything. That means this bird has a forever home at the rehabilitation center.
On Facebook and Instagram, people were enthusiastic about the team's work.
One user wrote: "Congratulations to all who dedicated themselves to giving this little life a new chance to live."
Cover photo: Instagram/Collage/renasceracn