Emu halter

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Stellar, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Can someone show me how an "emu halter" would work? I would like to teach this hyper monster to behave when it's older :D
  2. emu dude

    emu dude Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2012
    N E PA

    I want to see how these work too!!
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Its not really a face hater for them but using a halter from another animal around their body as a harness.I have used small goat halters or sheep.... Llama etc before but the best are the dog harnesses that clip over the shoulder...... Often used for potbellied pigs. You do need to run a strap under neck to keep them from running out of it. When I get a moment I'll try to find one and take a pic.
  4. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    I assume it probably works the same as chicken harnesses. You can use pretty much any harness that will fit around them comfortably. Don't put the harness around the legs, but around the wing arms. Put on strap infront of the wings and one strap behind the wings around the body and it should stay on.

    I use a figure eight cat harness for my birds. I also make and sell the chicken harnesses, which would work great for young emu. They do make dog harnesses that are fairly large and could fit them as they grow.

    When they are taught as babies to lead on a harness, they will lead gently on a harness as adults and it makes them easier to move around.
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It would go around the legs as a emus "arm' is a tiny little stubb...... [​IMG]
  6. tootsit

    tootsit Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2013
    Could you possibly sent me pix of your harnesses? I just acquired a 2 month old WILD Emu. I could surely use one! Also how long does it take you to make?
    Thanks so much,

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