Reddit user 3D prints prosthetic foot for one-legged Wyoming peacock

3ders.org | 3/23/2018 | Staff
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Over the years, 3D printing has helped many an animal get back on its feet, from Polly the parrot, to Leo the chihuahua, to Bagpipes the adorable penguin. Most recently, a family in Wyoming turned to the technology to help out its pet peacock who lost a foot due to frostbite this winter.

If this past winter has been (and maybe still is!) a rough one, you can at least be thankful to still have both your feet. The same couldn’t be said for a peacock in Wyoming—who suffered frostbite so severe that his left foot fell off.

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And while the stump healed well and the peacock’s health was not in danger, its owners wondered how they could help the large bird regain some mobility after the loss.

In a bid to help their majestic pet, the peacock’s owners found help from (where else but...) Reddit.

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The post apparently caught the eye of a maker, who offered to design and 3D print a prosthetic for the peacock.

“After we posted our first video about the peacock losing its foot, the Reddit community went into action,” says the bird’s owner. “Specifically one user who spearheaded a mission to obtain a plan for a 3D printed prosthetic leg originally designed for a stork.”

Foot - Model - Stork

The prosthetic foot, based off the model designed for a stork, was customized to the...
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