Burnt parrot gets wing 'extensions' made of matches and superglue

A parrot was sitting on a power line when the bird next to him met an untimely death.

The burnt endangered cockatoo was then taken to the Perth Zoo in Australia.

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Each year they treat over 200 endangered wild cockatoos, but they don't often see burnt birds.

The cockatoo's wing feathers were damaged badly so doctors proceeded to put the little guy under anesthesia.

He then went through a procedure similar to human hair extensions where feathers from a passed away donor bird were used as transplants.

Each wing was carefully placed using two unexpected tools, super glue and match sticks. But vets say that the tricky part is placing the wings at the right angle before the super glue sets.

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"The trick is to get the right feather in the right place and the right angles before the glue dries so there's a little bit of tricky work to getting the features in place but it's not rocket science overall," said Peter Ricci, a zoo vet.

The implanted feathers will drop out anywhere from February to April, which is a natural process that happens every year.

The cockatoo will go to a rehabilitation center before making a return to the wild.