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Parrot Gets a New Beak


A parrot was found in Brazil with a large part of its beak broken off. Since parrots use their beaks for everything, the bird was in danger of starving to death without it. The veterinarians at Renascer Acn, an animal rehabilitation center in Planura, Brazil, were determined to help the parrot by installing a new beak. You can click to the right to see images of the surgery above, and read the story of the plastic parrot prosthetic at Bored Panda. 

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Won't the old beak Keratin still grow and deform the new plastic beak, or even push it loose eventually? Anchors will probably hold for awhile but Keratin is like fingernails and it'll keep growing underneath. Depending on the pressure it exerts, it may become impacted like wisdom teeth.
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