Disabled Tortoise Gets a DIY Wheelchair Made from Lego Pieces to Help Him Get Around

After losing the use of his legs, due to a growth disorder that caused his limbs to become so weak, he couldn't hold himself up, a tiny tortoise was fitted with a DIY device made from Lego pieces to help him scoot around on four wheels. The ingenious contraption was created by Vet Dr Carsten Plischke with the help of a few Lego pieces borrowed from his son's collection. Dr Plischke said: "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. "

via [Daily Mail] via [My Modern Met]

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