I got my Emu & Ostrich a weasel ball...

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by moonjelly, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. moonjelly

    moonjelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to think of some toys or enrichment for my emu and ostrich chicks. I found this weasel ball at the store and I thought the snake like movement might appeal to them. It was a huge success, especially for the emu. They had a ton of fun 'scaring' themselves with it and in the end finally caught up with the sneaky weasel ball and 'killed' it. Crazy birds. I filmed the whole thing and I'm posting it below if you want to check it out. Next I'm going to try a rolling treat ball like they make for dogs.

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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about getting either emus or ostriches a few years down the road. Wondered if you could tell what they run per pair.
     
  3. JenandHerQuails

    JenandHerQuails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That was great! I love the emus going crazy jumping around it. And when the ostrich coming in all puffed. Love it! I'm hoping to hatch two emus in January since I found a farm 20 minutes away who has eggs. No shipping! [​IMG] Just have to get them to hatch......
     
  4. moonjelly

    moonjelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love these guys! I want to get another pair of Emu eggs this laying season, but I'm torn because they're so expensive to feed.

    Brahma- I think it varies depending upon where you are in the country. Personally, I paid $35 for each of my Emu eggs. Of course there is no guarantee that the eggs will develop, but both of mine did. Definitely a steal for such great animals. I got my eggs from ebay. The ostrich I paid $150 a chick at 1 week of age. Which I also think is a fantastic price. However, ostrich chicks are pretty delicate, especially under 3 months of age, so the risk of losing one is high.
     
  5. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm seems like if I 'shop' around I'd be able to find some for decent prices.
     
  6. moonjelly

    moonjelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're pretty reasonable, but the monthly food bill is high. Especially with the ostriches, cause well they're giant birds... [​IMG]
     
  7. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha I can imagine. I have Brahmas and they already eat a ton of feed.
     
  8. Ellamumu

    Ellamumu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great video, I just ordered one on ebay for my guys, for the last couple days they have been playing with a stuffed car from the cars movie that makes noise when they touch it, I love them so much, they play with everything!
     
  9. TheNuttyChick

    TheNuttyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great video! Laughing so hard I was crying, especially love the Emu! I wish I had enough room for them, maybe one day. I'm always afraid with the New England weather, may I ask where you are located?
     
  10. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's funny , thanks for sharing !
     

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