Parakeet MAX shows off its 3D printed titanium robotic beak – after it lost its old beak in a fight.
The 20-year-old bird can now eat solid food for the first time in two years – and bend its cage bar – thanks to surgeons who fastened the metal pecker to the base of its old beak in 90 mins.
Brit Trevor Glover, 75, owner of Max Bird Park in Plettenburg Bay, South Africa, said: ‘When people hear the noise his titanium beak makes on bars, they get a little worried about him. ta.
“I wouldn’t want to get a peck from that beak!”
British bird lover Trevor Glover, 75, who owns Hyacinth Haven Bird Sanctuary in Plettenburg Bay, South Africa, has adopted Max, who was once hunted by superior birds.
He said: ‘Max came to me when his owner moved overseas and was trying to stand up for himself because he was a teenager and he was a bit of a rough guy but he attacked a macaw and damaged his beak. its.
“So I put him in a separate aviary with another macaw whose beak was damaged but they fought during hormone season because a female and Max’s weak beak was ripped off. .
“He has to eat soft foods, no more seeds or nuts to eat and is not too happy and is losing weight and I don’t know how he will continue without the ability to eat or protect himself. .
“Then I watched a documentary about South African animals with prosthetics like an elephant and a zebra and a baboon so I thought maybe it would be possible to make it a new beak.
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