Info about Emus???

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by jackrooster, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a pair in my town for sale and i am wondering if i should get them??/ I have been wanting some for a while buut im not sure if my parents would let me......buuut i just need some info on them?? There is also a 7 month old female i am looking into getting instead a the pair. The pair is 12 years old so i dont know. ????
    Sooo i needsome info what they eat, how high there fence has to be are the aggresive is one of the biggest things i want to know?? How much space they need and anything else you other Emu owner want to tell me that i have left out????? thank you!
     
  2. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heloooo anyone???
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Emus need a large fenced area with a high fence...about 6 foot. There aren't many on this board that have them, do a google search to see what all they require.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hi, you can look on my website - chickenzoo.com under emu as pets for some ideas. I would personally opt for getting a baby emu to start out with unless the older ones are super super tame and are use to livestock. Emu chicks can be raised on a medicated chick starter for most of their growing months... up to a few months of age(4-6), then can be started on a emu chow or like what I use is my own blend of horse pellets, sweet feed, chicken layer, dog food or catfish pellets and bird seed. Mine refused the emu chow so I made my own. Male emu seem to be friendlier than females in general, I think because they are the ones that hatch the chicks.... Fencing - for adults use a strong cattle or horse wire fencing at least 5 ft high would be ideal, as they are good at jumping into things if scared or afraid. They do not tend to use a shelter or stall, but pick a favorite corner of the fence line to sleep. They love water and giving them a kiddie pool or pond gives them a place to cool off and you something to laugh at. They are fairly easy to care for and can be quite fun if you raise them correctly and if raised from a chick can be as friendly as a dog etc...
     
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