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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some facts about the ostrich that are intersting and will help clear up some myths about this interesting and funny creature.

Does the ostrich really stick his head in the ground?

Have you ever tried digging a hole with a shovel? Ground is hard and no the ostrich does not stick his head in the ground. As a matter of fact, when there is trouble in the area the ostrich can run up to 40 mph for approx. 20 minutes at a time.

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How many people does one ostrich egg feed?

One ostrich egg can weigh between 3 to 4 pounds average with some even larger. It has been noted that one egg will feed up to 13 people.

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Are ostrich and emu aggressive animals?

Not usually with the exception during their breeding season. If coornered or threatened, any animal will become aggressive. The males are more aggressive during the breeding season. All animals should be handled with respect for their nature.

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What is emu oil?

The oil from the emu is an anti-inflammatory and efficient moisturizing oil. It has been researched and proven effective for many skin, and muscle and joint conditions. It is the best carrier oil on earth.

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Where can I buy the meat?

Most upscale American and European restautants serve ostrich and emu meats. Most farms sell the meat products, which is USDA inspected. You can also find the meat at some local farmers markets. The public needs to evaluate the benefits and ask for the meat in their local supermarkets.

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