Sunday, December 4, 2011

Work in Progress: Prosthetic Beaks in Parrots

This is a fascinating story that we are working on, and we wanted to put this teaser out to our audience:


Prosthetic beaks in parrots! What to do if your parrot looses all or part of a beak? This is the story about Buddy, a twenty-nine year old Umbrella Cockatoo parrot residing at Mollywood Avian Sanctuary in Bellingham, Washington. Buddy lost part of his beak when he was attacked by another Cockatoo parrot.


Buddy before Reconstruction:


Buddy during Reconstruction:


Buddy, with Avian Veterinarian Dr. Bridget Ferguson, of the Animal Health Care Center of Renton, Washington, who led the reconstruction effort:


Buddy's new beak, after a whole lot of dremeling by Mollywood's
Betsy Lott:


As they say: Stay tuned for the rest of the story!

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