Prosthetic fixation of beak in a green cheek conure (Pyrrhura molinae) using telemedicine
VA Patel, CM Bhadesiya, PJ Gajjar and MJ Anikar
Increasing interest has been observed among rural and urban people of India to keep different exotic species of birds as pets or companions such as budgerigars, conures, cockatiels etc. A Green Cheek Conure (Pyrrhura molinae; Massena & Souance, 1854) was reported with a history of injured upper beak with loss of rhinotheca. The condition was observed to affect feed intake and overall condition of the bird. It was decided to perform prosthetic beak implant by using a toy bird available in a local toy store. The entire process was initiated, performed, completed and monitored by use of telemedicine. Normal feed intake, improved general clinical status as well as behavior were noticed after 6 months of prosthesis fixation without any complications. The present paper describes in detail about the condition, causes of beak damage, approach and telemedicine.
How to cite this article:
VA Patel, CM Bhadesiya, PJ Gajjar, MJ Anikar. Prosthetic fixation of beak in a green cheek conure (Pyrrhura molinae) using telemedicine. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(1):585-588.