Emus in Harness & Ziploc Diaper (Video)

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by MarissaC, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are some of my new emu chicks! There are four altogether - Archimedes (male), Sapphire (female), Genghis Khan (m), and Amethyst (f). Thanks to the suggestion from Chicken Zoo (who I found via Google), I went and got my emus some harnesses! THEN! I decided I wanted them indoors...

    Unfortunately, I'm terrible at sewing and only accomplished breaking my sewing machine *sigh*
    So, I used a ziploc bag, elastic, and duct tape to finish transforming a harness into a poopy catcher! Not very attractive looking, but it works until I can get into a better relationship with my sewing machine, haha.

    Genghis Khan - Red Halter
    Archimedes - Black Halter
    Sapphire - Pink Halter
    Amethyst - Blue Harness
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  2. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kimfeatherfriends123

    kimfeatherfriends123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get video to load
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    It says video is not available or has been removed.
     
  5. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, it's on Youtube now!
     
  6. smw18

    smw18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its been set to private
     
  7. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! I didn't realize I was so terrible at this, haha.
    It should work...NOW (I seriously hope)
     
  8. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if anyone could help me think of a way to build the cloth diaper on the backend of the harness, that would be great!
    Or if you just have an idea of how to make a diaper for an emu (without the harness), it would be very much appreciated. Hopefully I'll have a new sewing machine soon. I already have some really cute material (it has little dinosaurs all over it, haha)
     
  9. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable! But my question is why indoors? Or why not indoors in a pen ? I can not imagine the dust dirt and smell of these running loose in my home. IRS are better contained or in a garage basement etc, not where one lives and eats. .... Just my opinion :)
     
  10. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're outdoors mostly. They have a little pen and shelter. I just bring them inside every so often (not for more than a couple hours, usually).
    Plus, I live in this really oddly tiny house currently. If I had a basement or garage, I'd let them run loose in there a bit...but alas, not the situation, hah.
     

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