Parrot gets new leg, thanks to 3D printer - Story | KSAZ. I love this story. It combines two of my favorite things: parrots and computers. Bandit is an Amazon Parrot which was kept in a cage alone, and chewed off his foot out of boredom. Parrots are social animals, and require a lot of attention. My Pinot was rescued from a dark closet, and picked off all her feathers before I got her. She still does some picking when nervous; but, most have grown back. Bandit was lucky enough to come to the attention of a Vet who knew a Radiologist, who used a CT scanner and a 3D printer to make a plastic leg prosthesis for Bandit. The biggest problem here will be keeping Bandit happy and occupied to prevent chewing on the prosthesis.