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Look ma, new shoes!

Trevor the turkey chickTrevor the turkey chick could well be forgiven for being confused with his webbed feet that make him walk more like a duck.But his 'slippers' have been specially made to cure a problem of severely curled-up toes and have saved his fluffy little life.

Trevor, just three days old, was born with 'scrunched-up' toes, which made it difficult to walk.

Vet Pip Boydell, a partner in the treatment centre, said: "The traditional method of dealing with a problem like this is to apply a small wooden splint to straighten the toes. "We tried that with Trevor, but it wasn't effective, so we had to come up with something else.

"In the end, it turned out to be creating false webbed feet by using board and surgical tape.

"It might cause temporary confusion, but we have effectively given him a life, because he can get to his food and compete with his fellow chicks in the normal way.

"He should only have to put up with it for a week or two, then the pads can come off and he'll be left with perfectly normal straight turkey toes.

2 more images after the jump.

Trevor the turkey chick
Trevor the turkey chick
Link & Image: DailyMail


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