Man cut off his ears to look like his pet parrot!

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Englishman Ted Richards, 56, is obsessed by pet parrots Ellie, Teaka, Timneh, Jake and Bubi and has his face tattooed with colorful feathers.

Ted had his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots has gone a step further — by cutting off his ears.

But the animal nut — who has 110 tattoos, 50 piercings and a split tongue — has taken this obsession once step further and has had both his ears removed and is planning to find a surgeon prepared to turn his nose into a beak.


Ted, a retired shoe factory worker, got his first tattoo in 1976 and has since built up a collection of body modifications covering almost his entire body — including a peace sign branded on his left shoulder with a 750 degrees centigrade hot iron and two magnets implanted in his hands.

He shares his home in Hartcliffe, Bristol with his four parrots, as well as South American green iguana Iggy, and pit bull terrier Candy.

He scours the internet looking for new procedures and says his facial transformation is a tribute to his “babies” — Ellie, a green winged macaw, and Teaka, a harlequin macaw.

Ted, who is known as Parrot Man, said: “It took a while to do because there is only one other person in the world who has had it done.

“They are in America and transgender, and they want to look like a lizard.
“But they had one done first and then the other later, but I had both done at the same time.
“They’ve also had their nose done to look like a beak. I like that and I am seriously considering doing that.

“The surgeon who did my ears has years of medical experience, and he would be able to do it, no problem.”
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