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Found this on the Net, readers.

Aepyornis, the 'elephant bird' of Madagascar was the largest bird ever known. Although shorter than the tallest moa, a large one could weigh 450 kilograms. There were two species when humans arrived from Borneo and Africa, probably in the 1st Century AD. Both seem to have survived for a time: the smaller Aepyornis mullerornis probably disappearing first, the giant Aepyornis maximus may have existed until as late as 1600.

So, Ill hear no more complaints about food or vets bills. Aepyornis
Maximus weighed over THREE times what an ostrich does. No height is given in the article guesses anyone?

And well have to get on the moderators case, and have this section renamed: Ostriches, Emus, Cassowaries, Rheas, and Kiwis. HAS a kiwi owner ever turned up on BYC?

Supreme Emu

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Found this on the Net, readers.
HAS a kiwi owner ever turned up on BYC?


That would be cool! cool

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I believe there is someone on BYC that has a kiwi bird ,seems like i read about it  and i think their avatar is a kiwi also.

“You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can’t really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. And you can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you’ve known sadness. Once you’ve walked through the valley, the view from the mountaintop is breathtaking"

 

 

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“You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can’t really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. And you can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you’ve known sadness. Once you’ve walked through the valley, the view from the mountaintop is breathtaking"

 

 

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There arent any Kiwi's in private hands, and if im correct, there are only a handful of zoos in the US that has them. They are illegal to have, sell, or transport, and are extremely difficult to care for. I wanted some myself, and did the research.

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Nope ,no one at all has a Kiwi.

There are zero in private hands of anyone in the U.S. as far as anyone is concerned.


Also I hate to sound like a huge arse ,but adding such a section on keeping for such a rare ,advanced keeping bird to the forum is rather insulting. 95% of people know little more of bird care outside of domestic fowl ,and some not even to that extent ,however some seem to like acting like they do know something about wildfowl. somad


Sorry ,its a topic that I`m very...passionate over. wink

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Originally Posted by Supreme Emu 

Found this on the Net, readers.

Aepyornis, the 'elephant bird' of Madagascar was the largest bird ever known. Although shorter than the tallest moa, a large one could weigh 450 kilograms. There were two species when humans arrived from Borneo and Africa, probably in the 1st Century AD. Both seem to have survived for a time: the smaller Aepyornis mullerornis probably disappearing first, the giant Aepyornis maximus may have existed until as late as 1600.

So, Ill hear no more complaints about food or vets bills. Aepyornis
Maximus weighed over THREE times what an ostrich does. No height is given in the article guesses anyone?

And well have to get on the moderators case, and have this section renamed: Ostriches, Emus, Cassowaries, Rheas, and Kiwis. HAS a kiwi owner ever turned up on BYC?

Supreme Emu


FWIW: 

http://www.boneclones.com/sc-241.htm 

Elephant bird Stats:
Hight: 10 feet
Weight: 1000 lbs or thereabouts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_bird

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