- Feb 28, 2013
Maybe that's why no one around here has them! I could definitely see needing a permit. That makes sense!
Also, depending on your area, they may be considered exotic and not allowed or dangerous which would require a permit. Where I am, both Emu and Ostrich are allowed but the Ostrich are "dangerous animals" and require permitting, specific fencing (per the law), and a decent insurance policy in case they hurt someone.
Also, because they are birds, they are vulnerable at night so you would need to lock them in or have some sort of guard animal out with them.