Are Emus Trainable?

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

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    I know this is kinda silly, but if someone were to hand raise some Emus could they be trained? Not like pulling a cart, but just trained. lol
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    You mean like trained to kung-fu kick anyone who came on your property???? I think they come pre-wired for that. [​IMG]
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    ummm. nope?
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Sounds to me like you are about to embark on an adventure, Celtic Hill. [​IMG] Why don't you raise some and tell us what you find? What fun!
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Start with something fairly simple... Like finding the door to the stall.
     
  6. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    They can be trained to walk on leashes and to come when called. I'm betting with a lot of patients you could train one to pull a cart.[​IMG]
     
  7. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Quote:LOL, im not going to train them to come on a cart. But like you said, walk on a leash, and such.
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They can be trained to some degree. Just like people train goldfish and turtles etc.... They are very small minded and have the patience of an ant, but if you can keep their attention long enough, yep they can learn..... especially things you don't want them too.. hehe.

    I teach mine:

    the NO command..... very good to have when they are about to chomp an ear

    the Wait command - good for keeping them from stealing food out of the feed bucket - lasts only 1 min though....

    Down - teaching them to lay down by pressing on their back. Good to getting them to hold still or look less intimidating to the relatives.

    Come to a whistle or their name......

    Carry Silkies on their backs with a saddle.....
     
  9. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You say this and don't post a picture??? May we see a picture please? Pretty please?
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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