Wei Wei's wings were trimmed too short, the Facebook post read
A parrot, injured from repeatedly falling to the ground after its wings were clipped, was given a second chance to fly after an Australian veterinarian gave it prosthetic wings, and social media users were left impressed.
The "Unusual Pet Vets" shared the pictures of Wei Wei, the parrot, on its official Facebook page sparking a huge audience reaction.
The post reads, "This beautiful 12-week-old Green Cheek Conure named Wei Wei flew in for its very first health check and signed up for our Flystart package. During the health exam, it was noted that Wei Wei's wings were trimmed too short and too many of her feathers had been cut previously. The owner advised us that Wei Wei couldn't fly at all and was falling to the ground when she attempted to fly."
The bird's feather was cut too short making it impossible for her to fly
"In an effort to give Wei Wei some flight again, Dr Cat performed an imping procedure where she placed new feathers into the wing to allow her to fly again. The new set of feathers will also help to prevent Wei Wei from heavy falls and injury."
The parrot with her new wings after the surgery
As the post went viral, Twitter users flooded the social media with their reactions.
One user wrote, "Super cool! Trimming feathers is like forcing your pet into a wheelchair, birds are meant to fly! They will love you for letting them do so."
A post read, "It must be a weird feeling for her having to get used to her new feathers but how awesome to finally fly."
"Wow I never knew it was possible!" a user remarked.