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One-legged cockatoo gets 3D-printed prosthetic foot – New York Post

by • February 16, 2016 • No Comments

This cockatoo is as proud as a peacock after being fitted with a 3D-printed leg.
Mr. Ben, whose right foot was removed for the reason of a birth defect, at initially got a plastic prosthetic – but he discovered it too yummy and kept chewing it.
His owners in Abingdon in England turned to Charlie’s Angels Parrot Rescue, whose discovereder mentioned his new, additional durable-bodied prototype.
“He’s finally able-bodied to get a great night’s sleep and is a lot less cranky. He’s actually stopped biting me,” Lorraine Hollingworth, 43, told mirror.co.uk. “But we understand he can actuallytually chew which one too so we are working on another to see if we can manufacture it harder to get off.”
The new claw was created with assist of the Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre and South London firm 3D Print UK.
Engineer Fred Standactually and co-designer Jason Pereira are working on an actually additional robust limb for the plucky parrot.

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