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Title: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: Steve C on February 23, 2008, 06:29:20 AM
Swearing parrot fitted with false leg


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George the parrot has not had a good night's sleep for 18 months, since he lost his leg when a wild animal attacked him in his aviary.

The African Grey parrot, who has usually has a very limited vocabulary, has even been heard to cry out `bloody hell' in frustration at balancing on one claw.

But an expert at the University of Salford fashioned George his own tiny prosthetic device. Dr Glyn Heath, of the university's School of Health Care Professions, is a specialist in creating prosthetics for animals but said this was the first time he had made one for a bird.

George nibbled it, he tossed it aside, he hung from the top of his cage and looked at it, and then ... he ate it.

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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1037562_leg_up_for_sick_parrot_ (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1037562_leg_up_for_sick_parrot_)
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: pegleg jack on February 23, 2008, 09:51:17 AM
thanks for that one, it remined me of the fin or tail that they did for a dolphin a while back. wonder how it tasted to him?
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: ginger on February 24, 2008, 01:27:14 AM
That's a great story.  Always need a good laugh.
Thanks. :D
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: naseigfried on February 24, 2008, 02:14:15 PM
I read yesterday that he ate the wooden artificial leg off. Chewed it into pieces.

Me thinks they need to try carbon fiber.
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little stor
Post by: JClark on February 24, 2008, 02:36:40 PM
Do birds need fiber in their diet?  Carbon fiber is an expensive way to get that fiber!
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: Budsmom on February 26, 2008, 11:02:58 PM
Hope I never get that desperate to eat my leg lol could be expensive lol
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: ann on February 27, 2008, 10:45:26 AM
 ???  I would think the prosthesis should have large toes...maybe he could use it better... then again maybe not  ::)   
I'm not a parrot.
Title: False leg given to landmine elephant
Post by: Steve C on February 28, 2008, 10:25:46 AM
heres still another story about animals getting prodthetic legs...

False leg given to landmine elephant
-click here to view the story --->http://arbroath.blogspot.com/ (http://arbroath.blogspot.com/)

The new canvas leg has been created for Mocha, a female elephant being cared for by Thai vets.

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The animal was severely injured when she stepped on a landmine at the Thai-Myanmar border, losing her front right leg in the blast.

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/2397/mocha2dg8.jpg)

But now experts at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital in northern Thailand's Lampang province have come to her aid - hoping she can soon be set safely free on her own four feet again.
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: ann on February 29, 2008, 01:00:36 AM
'steve these stories are fantastic....I hope she gets along OK.
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: pegleg jack on February 29, 2008, 09:58:36 AM
TO YOU-ALL, i think that i have seen this on a program and she is back to logging agian with her artificial leg and is do ing real well with it.

This may be a differant one, not sure.
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: snowbear on October 19, 2008, 09:11:12 PM
Geese just when you think you seen it all! :)
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: pegleg jack on October 20, 2008, 09:16:16 AM
NOPE  not yet, GOOGLE MOLLY the horse, she has been fitted with a right fore leg and is doing great. will try and get the URL  for her today if i have a chance.
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: chrysochloridae on October 24, 2008, 02:38:01 PM
LOL, Great stories guys!

Dr Heath was my teacher at uni so i happen to know that Animal Prosthetics/Orthotics is an area of speciality for him! Apart form the Parrot prosthesis, he's also made/been involved in, A Prosthetic leg for a horse, Orthotic device (a cart) for a dog that lost the use of his back legs, An orthosis for a Hemiplegic Rat, a device to assist a goldfish that couldn't swim!

Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: chrysochloridae on October 24, 2008, 02:38:39 PM
NOPE  not yet, GOOGLE MOLLY the horse, she has been fitted with a right fore leg and is doing great. will try and get the URL  for her today if i have a chance.

I remember seeing that, did Ossur make her a custom made Flex Foot?
Title: Re: Swearing parrot fitted with false leg (Seriously, its a bizarre little story)
Post by: snowbear on October 24, 2008, 02:50:41 PM
NOPE  not yet, GOOGLE MOLLY the horse, she has been fitted with a right fore leg and is doing great. will try and get the URL  for her today if i have a chance.

Now that one I did see, I wish they could try that on all the horses who break a leg and not put them down.