Are Emus nice???

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by jackrooster, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really would like to get an Emu, buut i am afraid that if i get one it will be mean or aggressive ?? Emus owners tell me about your Emus?
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Emus can be dangerous, especially when kicking which is their natural defense. A bite isn't pleasant, not they aren't going to take a finger off. In my personal opinion, the main thing you have to keep in mind is that the emus brain is.... well, to be nice let's just say they are not the sharpest tool in the shed. Nice is realitive... they aren't mean, they just aren't smart enough to be nice either.

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  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Mine are very friendy. Jazzy is dog like, I raised them from babies as i would recommend anyone wanting one as a pet or easily handled. You have to remember that they are flight animals, like horses. They very much remind me of a cross between a horse, a dog and a chicken. They will kick if you try to grab them and they are not use to it or you grab a leg etc.. Most people are kicked when trying to load them in a trailer or move them someplace they don't want to go... and those claws are sharp. They do not intentionally try to hurt you, they don't come after you etc... They are also very curious and will grab at things, weather it be glasses, rings, strings, ears...... they can be trained to a certain degree, but like stated above.. it's like trying to train a turtle.... a very fast turtle.
    I can lay across mine, hug them, hold their head, open their mouth etc... I've handled them alot since babies. You have to respect what they are, what they can do and know when you are pressing your luck. They are not for everyone, so glad you are doing research. [​IMG]

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  4. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where can I get one as a baby??? I would really love to get a baby one to start off.
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Contact Chickenzoo, She might know of someone. I haven't had any in several years. Good luck!
     
  6. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    more than likely i will have a few this year starting at the end of febuary. I am in south carolina . if you want a pet i would recomemend a male they seem to be more friendly. have 5 in the bator and will allow both my males to raise a clutch. in the early spring.
     
  7. mayong

    mayong Out Of The Brooder

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  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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  9. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    So if I was able to get some emu eggs and have them shipped to me, what kind of hatch rate can I expect? I see that the going rate on ebay seems to be about 15 bucks per egg and I know that on shipped eggs I average about 50% hatch will emu eggs be even more fragile than say goose eggs? And what's the laying season for emu? What time of year is best to get eggs? What do you do with emu besides keep them as extremely cool pets?
     
  10. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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