Emus Sleeping at Night

emu6200

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Hi,

I have a 1 year old emu and she lives at my ranch. However, there is no shed or shelter in her pen, only a large tree that provides shade. Since emus wake up several times at night, I was thinking about putting a small solar light in the pen so that she could see where she’s walking at night since the ranch is pitch dark. Is this a good idea/necessary? I just don’t want it to attract other animals or people driving by the ranch.

Thank You!
 

Birdie mom

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I don't think a lamp would necessarily attract animals, but I'm no expert. Emus are pretty big right? I would assume that if it were attacked then it would be able to defend itself.
 

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Can you put up a shelter for her? I know they sleep outside a lot, but mine definitely utilize theirs for getting out of the weather when they want to.

I don't have a light out for mine and they seem to get around in dark okay. I don't think a light would hurt anything, though.
 

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