Rheas vs. Emus- which one?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by gunnarwordon, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live on about 1/3 of an acre. I want to get into emus or rheas. which one is smaller, and which one is easier to start with?
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Rheas are the smaller of the two, but I wouldn't say 1/3 of an acre is enough land for them. A pair needs half an acre at least.
     
  4. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh really? that was my worry. it wouldn't be enough land...... thanks anyways! *dreams crushed*.
     

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