With three emu babies in the house it is hard to get much done. One of the girls I bought is a real nut job; in fact, I call her Loca. I cannot be out of the room for 10 seconds before she starts having a tantrum, throwing herself into the bars on the cage and running and stomping her feet. She is ridiculous. Here is a little grainy video, shot in the dark, of a mild tantrum.
With the new hatchling barely 24 hours old, we decided to give the three of them a little time outside today. They seemed to enjoy the sunshine. The meet ‘n great with Stuart and Louis was actually frightening. The big boys hissed and tried to get at them through the fence. It was nothing like we thought it would be. Hopefully things will get better as the little grow into big emus. I plan to house them as “teens” in the chicken yard with a fence adjoining the emu area. That way they can get to know one another in a safe environment.
Here’s a short video of our trip outside. The little squatty one is the new hatchling.
Tomorrow I should have the DNA results for the final baby. I’m guessing boy.
Photos from our time outside.