Wei Wei had been the victim of wing trimming to prevent it from flying. However, with Dr. Apuli’s help, the parrot was able to take to the skies!
Wei Wei the parrot couldn’t fly because somebody had trimmed its wings, but now it can once again soar in the skies
A vet helped Wei Wei fly again by fixing its wings while it slept
The vet used donated feathers to create prosthetic wings for the parrot!
Wei Wei didn’t feel a thing, so don’t worry about the lil’ parrot
What Apuli did is known as ‘imping’ and involved repairing damaged feathers by attaching parts of new ones. In Wei Wei’s case, the vet used toothpicks for support.
Repairing damaged feathers by attaching parts of new ones is known as ‘imping’
Here’s what Wei Wei looked like before the procedure
And here’s how fabulous the parrot looks after it
This is Dr. Catherine Apuli, the heroine who saved Wei Wei
Look at how gorgeous the bird looks!
It’s unclear who exactly trimmed the parrot’s wings: whether it was a previous owner, a pet store owner, or a breeder.