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Video shows vets helping giant cockroach give birth in Russia

Russian vet helps cockroach give birth
WATCH: A Russian veterinarian helped a cockroach give birth on Dec. 21 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Due to pregnancy complications, the roach needed surgery and even had a part removed.

Cockroaches are often seen as a nuisance, but veterinarians at a Russian clinic recently found it in their hearts to help one.

In a post on the Russian social media platform VK, a veterinary clinic in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia called Limpopo said a client brought in their pet cockroach on Dec. 21 when they realized something was wrong.

Due to complications, the roach required surgery — and even had a part removed — to birth its babies, according to the post.

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Video footage and photographs of the procedure were shared in the official social media group for the veterinary clinic.

The Archimandrita cockroach, which originates in South America, was at dangerous risk of infection, according to Interesting Engineering.

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The cocoon that carried her young failed to retract and remained exposed outside of her body, the outlet reported.

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Using an internal drug and local and gas anesthesia, the doctors were reportedly able to cut the cocoon from her body.

Once the pouch was cut from her body, it was able to retract inside of her to heal properly, as would normally happen in the wild.

The doctors wished the pet cockroach a speedy recovery after a job well done.

“We wish the best of health to the beauty,” they wrote on VK.

meaghan.wray@globalnews.ca