Are cassowary eggs available for sale anywhere?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by jsvand5, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    They are easily my favorite bird and I would love to have a chance to raise them. Just curious if anyone has ever seen hatching eggs or young birds available?
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    no, and probably with VERY good reason. Cassowaries are EXTREMELY high strung, very nervous birds with the ability to disembowel an adult human with one stroke of those incredibly long and strong legs. JMO, but I don't think they belong in the care of individuals or outside a VERY protective, controlled environment (for their own protection as well as the protection of the prospective keeper) .
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    "They are easily my favorite bird and I would love to have a chance to raise them. Just curious if anyone has ever seen hatching eggs or young birds available"?

    I saw some young birds for sale on Oceanside in San Diego on Craigs list 2 days ago. I couldn't believe it. They may sell eggs in the season. However, I saw some up close in Australia this year, and HECK, I would not like to be on the bad side of one of those guys.
  4. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    This reminds me... we need a BYC obituary page.
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  5. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Quote:Explain that to the family here in Utah that found one in their backyard. It had escaped and ended up in their yard. The owner didn't want to move it for a couple of days incase it was injured. They weren't even worried and let him. If I found a cassowary in my backyard, I'm pretty sure I'd crap my pants. [​IMG]
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
  7. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    I came across your post online, and wanted to reply to you. I sometimes have Shells for $100 each.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  8. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cassowaries (?) are very dangerous birds....I lived in Papua New Guinea for 5 years when I was very young and they were part of the flora and fauna.

    People died quite often from them (and many other things in the jungle). It was like living with dinosaurs walking around and it was a good chance that you might not make it home from school each day...and yes my parents STILL made us walk to and from school. We used to carry big sticks!

    It is CRAZY for me to think people actually have them here...
  9. turchino

    turchino New Egg

    Jun 12, 2014

    I am interested in purchasing a Cassowary egg shell. Should you have one available would you please let me know?

  10. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2014
    northern Pennsylvania
    I'm interested in a chick, can they live in northern Pennsylvania, is 8' deer fence good for them.

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