Creative Veterinarian Fashions a LEGO ‘Wheelchair’ for Disabled Pet Tortoise With Weakened Legs

Blade on Wheels

Dr. Carsten Plischke, a veterinarian in Enger, Germany used leftover bricks of his son’s LEGO set to fashion a temporary “wheelchair” for a pet tortoise named Blade whose legs were weakened due to a growth disorder. The “wheelchair” was then placed onto Blade’s belly to allow him to scoot around while giving the support he needs as his legs grow stronger. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Dr. Pliscke lamented about the lack of options available to animals.

For people there are walkers, rollators or prostheses but for animals there are no companies that produce something like that. The size variation of animals means they can’t establish uniform products. So you have to come up with creative solutions; every animal needs its own treatment.

Third Axle

Blade and Ring

Blade and Vet

Blade

images via Daily Mail

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