A bird’s abeak is just as crucial as a human’s hands. When a bird’s beak is broken, it can endanger its survival by interfering with its ability to feed, use things, climb, and defend itself. That’s why a parrot whose beak was shattered recently had a second opportunity at a healthy and happy life thanks to a recent restoration. Renascer ACN, a non-governmental organization (NGO) located in Brazil, designed a prosthetic beak that is a perfect match for the lovely bird.
The brilliant green parrot was discovered in “awful shape,” with its beak almost completely gone. Renascer ACN collaborated with veterinarian Maria ngela Panelli Marchió, who specialized in animal orthopedics, to construct a handcrafted plastic resin prosthesis when it was identified. The polymethylmethacrylate material was molded into the natural shape of the parrot’s beak and then bonded to the metal after being attached to posts in the bird’s stumped beak. The adhesive is designed to last; polymethylmethacrylate is a tough material that would require a chainsaw to remove off the parrot.
The parrot has subsequently healed and is once again able to lead a regular life. However, because of its prosthesis, it cannot be released into the wild because of the risk of it breaking owing to the bird’s near-constant usage of its beak.
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Thanks to a prosthetic beak, a parrot with a shattered beak was given a second chance at life.
Renascer ACN, an animal rescue charity, and veterinarian Maria ngela Panelli Marchió collaborated on the resin beak.
The bird has recovered completely and can now utilize its new beak.