A parrot who had his beak knocked out of shape after being caught in a door-frame has undergone a 'nose job'.
The blue and gold macaw named Babes underwent an £800 operation to fix his broken beak after it was fractured.
Special plastic surgery putty was used to repair a depression in the bird's beak and he is now back to full health.
The bird - native to South and Central America - was originally taken by his worried owner to the Village Vets in Woolton, Liverpool.But the nature of his injury required plastic surgery and his case was referred to avian surgeon Dr Richard Jones.
Dr Jones of Avian Veterinary Services, in Knutsford, Cheshire, took a number if X-rays to establish the extent of the injury.
Babes was then sedated with special painkillers and underwent several hours of surgery to repair the fracture.
While he was under anaesthetic a one-and-a-half inch hole was drilled into the bridge of Babes' beak.
A stainless steel scaffold was inserted into the beak and a special 'plastic surgery' putty was then applied to fill the gap.
Dr Jones said: 'The bird looked pretty good when he came in, but he had a compression fracture.
'As well as smashing-up the black stuff on his beak he had squashed the bone.There’s a lot of nerves in a parrot's beak so it would have smarted.
'He did start to get grumpy when we took him off painkillers but I am pleased to say he has made a full recovery.'