Wei Wei is a young Green Cheeked Conure who was brought in for a general health check, however, during her physical exam, Dr. Catherine Apuli from The Unusual Pet Vets in Brisbane, Australia noticed that the parrot’s wings were cut too short.
“The bird had a severe wing trim, which means that the flight feathers were cut too short and too many feathers were cut,” the veterinarian said in an interview with Bored Panda. “One week later, Wei Wei came back for a microchipping procedure. The owners stated at this time that she was falling heavily to the ground and hurting her feet.”
That is when Dr. Apuli suggested giving the parrot a pair of prosthetic wings. The procedure was done seven days later where the veterinarian glued the prosthetics made out of donated feathers and toothpicks to its body. But don’t worry, the parrot slept through the whole process.
“The parrot is now living happily at her owner’s house, where she is teaching Wei Wei ‘recall training’ where the bird is trained to fly to the owner on cue,” she added.
Scroll down and check out the before and after images below.