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Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by sydney13, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

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    im just curious if you hand raise a Ostrich would it be firendly or mean?
    are emus or rheas friendly?
    and what is a rhea?
    as you can see i know nothing about these birds
     

  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I can speak only for emu, as I've not had the others. If you get them as chicks, they can be very very tame. They like to interact with you and be part of your flock.
     
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

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    and can they imprint on humans like geese and ducks can?
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My one male Jazzy who was a few weeks old when I got him, is very attached to us. i can pet him and he follows me everywhere and always wants to see what I'm up too. He also gets jealous.
     
  5. cowman910

    cowman910 Songster

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    I hatched out a girl named Lucy about two months ago. She Follows me every where and loves to play and cuddle!

    Hope that helps [​IMG] ,
    Mike
     
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Would they sleep in the coop? Its very roomy, they would definatley fit.
     

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