PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Veterinarians at Penn Vet used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic leg for an injured parrot.
A 34-year-old Amazon parrot named Pete was attacked by a fox in the backyard of his Lehigh Valley home and lost a leg.READ MORE: Man Injured After More Than 2 Dozen Bullets Fired In Hunting Park Shooting, Police Say
It took some trial and error, but veterinarians fashioned a prosthetic leg for the parrot by using a 3-D printer.READ MORE: Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
Pete turned out to be a great candidate for the technology.Ben Simmons Saga: Sixers Suspend Simmons 1 Game For 'Conduct Detrimental To The Team'
The veterinarians say Pete will be fitted with new prosthetics as they improve the design.