Caring for and raising emu
Please click the links below for emu care sheets
Where do emu come from? How fast do they run? Are emu farmed for meat? What family of birds are emu from? For how long do emu live? Did emu really win The Great Emu war?
These and other questions are answered in this section.
Section about the care of emu, from emu food and feeding, housing and habitat, enrichment, and one that gets asked a lot... keeping emu with goats or chickens, plus lots more questions answered.
Lots of information about emu egg incubation and hatching emu eggs, including temperatures and humidity, sexing emu, egg laying and the emu mating season, and allowng the male emu to sit on the nest.
Raising Chicks On The Nest
Looking at the things to consider when deciding to let your parent emu raise their own chicks rather than putting eggs in the incubator
Caring For Emu Chicks
A page dedicated to looking after emu chicks, what to feed them, the vitamins and supplements they need, temporary housing whilst they are young and helping out when the parents raise them.
An ever-growing section about emu health and diseases, including Wry Neck and Splayed / Spraddle leg, feather loss, parasite and worms, cuts and grazes and eye problems in emu.
Lots more information about emu health and emu medical information can also be found on the Research Paper page. If you need further advice there are vets and emu / ratite specialists in the Help Directory.
Advice on the way emu behave, from the noises and movements that they make, to how emu habits and relationships change throughout the year, in captivity and in the Australian wilds.
Transporting and Handling Emu
Advice on handling and moving emu, the vehicles you will need to move them and how to do this safely. Also, a section we will be expanding upon, concerning moving emu abroad, and fulfilling the regulatory requirements that may involve.