Boom!!

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Highlander, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    One of my male rheas decided to boom for the first time this morning! Isn't it a bit early? It was pretty cool though, I'm sitting with the living room window wide open (33 degrees F!) in case he does it again! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So they aren't like Emus, where it's the females that Boom ?
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Interesting! No, its used by the male as a mating call. Do female emus boom all year round or is it just in mating season?
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    The females will boom all year but much more during breeding season..... males just grunt.
     

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