our emu

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Gruber12, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Gruber12

    Gruber12 Out Of The Brooder

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    awhile ago we got a baby emu, the father was hit and killed by a car so they brought the baby to us to look after. Now she runs around like mad and is best friends with the miniature horse. Gotta watch if your wearing anything shiney because the dam thing will try and take it. When my mum is hanging out clothes she'll come up and grab a sock or two and throw it away. She also helps keep foxes away from the chooks
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    She sounds like a ball of fire! Do you have any pictures of her to share?
     
  3. Gruber12

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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    She looks so big compared to the chickens! Do they get along ok?
     
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    yeh they get along fine
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Very interesting (as you can tell, I know very little about emu's). Thanks for sharing the pictures!
     
  7. Gruber12

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    some trivia for ya, when the first fleet came to australia they use to shoot and check the emus stomachs for precious gems since they eat shiney stuff. though nott the nicest of trivia :S
     
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    was gonna get some photos of her walking around but dam phone went flat
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EMUS ARE much larger than chickens and turkeys.
     

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