This is incredible. An Emu and a dog are an unlikely pair for most people, but for one family that’s completely normal.
Meet Emee, the family emu! If you look closely you can see her living area in the background 🙂 Emus are often thought of as exotic birds only seen on TV or, if you are lucky, on that interesting farm you happen to drive by once. However, Emus can make excellent pets for the right people!
These large (about2 5 to 6 feet tall!), flightless birds are beautifully distinctive animals. As you might have guessed based on their size, Emus do require ample space to live and grow, but this doesn’t mean that you need to own a farm to enjoy all of the benefits of Emu ownership.
Unbeknownst to Emee, she was about to meet another equally important member of the family…
We all know how difficult it can be for an “only child” to meet a new sibling. Well just wait until you see how this meeting unfolds… The family’s baby emu, aptly named “Emee”, had never met the family dog. The moment is captured perfectly and, I think it’s safe to say, the owners go more than they bargained for!
Right when Emee notices her new sibling, she starts to do something absolutely HILARIOUS! Ironically, wild Emus are not very social. While they often travel in large groups for food, this is not considered social. Even young Emu’s like Emee aren’t social in the wild. They do demonstrate social behavior by following their father around for short period of time (roughly 6 months), but they break off immediately after. That is why this encounter is just too funny!
What the emu does next will have you in tears…
Despite not being social in the wild, this video proves otherwise. Emus are very curious, and are easily tamed in captivity, which is why they are great pets. They even interact well with other animals like this family dog! Like all Ratites, they are extremely fast, and can travel great distances at a fast trot. If need be, they can sprint at 30 miles per hour (50 km/hr).
Does this make you want to get an Emu? Let us know in the comment section!