Avian 3D Prosthetics

$1,160 of $1,600 goal
Given by 26 generous donors in one year

Raise funds towards an avian prosthetic limbs project


Here at Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust, we care for a number of ducks with missing limbs and broken beaks. Prosthetic limbs would help our ducks in a range of ways. This includes improving mobility issues as well as reducing complications related to amputations and beak injuries.

Originally, we began fundraising for a 3D printer as we wanted to start a project creating our own 3D prosthetic limbs. After discussions with a local university professor, specialising in creative design and 3D printing, we realised that there is much more work involved than initially anticipated.

The project to purchase a 3D printer itself, needed to be put on hold, until we can make a decision on the best way to achieve our goal. We will definitely need this funding for consumbales, resources, time and consultations throughout the process, so please don't feel discouraged about donating towards this cause! 3D prosthetic limbs is a definitive project WBRT strives to actively begin and we cannot wait until we see our first successful prosthetic on one of our feathered friends!!

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About us

We are a charity that takes in sick, injured and orphaned birds for care. We get no government or institutional funding and rely 100% on donations and volunteers to run our charity.

Use of funds

We are aiming to raise enough to cover the purchase of a Bibo 2 3D printer, any shipping costs and other consumables.

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Latest update

Change of Plan!  14 January 2019

Due to discussions during a meeting with a university professor experienced in 3D modelling and printing, we have concluded that we will need to use the funds towards consumables, time, resources and consultations with a more experienced person able to complete the actual printing themselves with the printers available to them.

This project has been put on temporary hold, just until we can work out our best way forward.

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Kate on 20 Dec 2018
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Chalky & Djali on 31 Oct 2018
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Joe on 06 Aug 2018
For the ducks in need.

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This campaign started on 21 Feb 2018 and ended on 21 Feb 2019.