For the past month or so, the Animal Department has been taking care of 8 parakeets for a test math exhibit that the museum’s exhibit developers are trying out. I was cleaning them (the parakeets) the other day and I noticed something interesting.
One of the things that we give them is a chew bone made out of fish that looks like this when it’s new:
But when I was taking out their bone that had been in there a while, this is what I found:
They had sculpted their bone into the shape of a parakeet! Here’s a side by side:
Do you see it?