im just curious to know why people raise these birds, i dont even know what a rhea is lol so i didnt really ask about that one. it never occured to me people really had these kind of birds in thier backyards, but im interested now! im just wondering is it for meat? do they sell? or just as pets? they are quite big, seems almost like owning a horse! which im familiar with, but never thought to own a bird this size. id be very interested to hear why you all keep them!