This is a very large (up to 72 inches/6 feet tall) bird, native to Australia. There was a very large boom of emu consumption in the US... birds were going for up to $800 for one. However, that bubble popped, and now they are almost considered a loss to farm, unless commercially farmed.
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- Large Fowl
These birds can be very nice, or very evil. It depends on the upbringing. Emus will need to be handled when they are born so that they are not completely feral when they are adults. These birds can get up to 120 lbs, and run 40 mph. These are FLIGHTLESS birds, as are all ratites.
BlackHackle likes this.
Recent User Reviews
"Emus are awesome"
Pros - Friendly, easy keepers, compatible with other farm animals
Cons - Like to peck everything and it hurts! They also love water and climb in the clean trough every time.
We purchased eggs off eBay and hatched them. We handled and played with them a lot. They are almost 7 months old and love people. They play and run around a lot but also come when called. Definately going to get some more. Just have to be careful cause they can kick and hurt you badly so we always approach them from behind if we need to catch or handle them.
WannaBeHillBilly likes this.
Pros - loving, caring and fun
Cons - can be mean, when with chicks
love ours we raised our from 6 hatching eggs we got for 1,000 only for hatched and now they are only 4 yrs old. we play with them every chance we get we will go up and tag one of them and run off them they will chase us and peck us them we will have to chase them ( can never catch them)