Abu Dhabi parakeet to receive customized prosthetic beak

The customized prosthetic beak will have to be attached for a certain amount of time until the fibers in the parakeet’s beak change direction. (illustrative photo/ Shutterstock)

A veterinary clinic in Abu Dhabi is creating a prosthetic beak for a parakeet who suffers from a condition that affected his ability to eat and drink.

According to The National, the three-year-old bird is currently being treated for a condition called scissor beak where its top and bottom beak are not aligned.

The British Veterinary Centre in Abu Dhabi has been trimming the bird’s beak regularly to ease its ability to eat and drink, but the process is too stressful for the bird to undergo without being sedated.

The customized prosthetic beak will have to be attached for a certain amount of time until the fibers in the parakeet’s beak change direction.

A veterinarian from South Africa is designing the prosthetic for the small bird who would have otherwise died if he was left to live in the wild with an unaligned beak.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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