Meet Cosmo our Emu

Very few people know that I have other animals besides reptiles. This is a picture of one of my three emus named Cosmo. I have had Cosmo since he was a chick in 2005. I was only 15 years old when we received Cosmo and the other birds from an old emu farm in Nampa, Idaho. I guess in a sense you can say we "rescued" Cosmo and his brother and sister from being butchered. They now live happily on several acres where they LOVE spending their days grazing the grassy fields. Emus are the second largest bird in the world and can run up to speeds of 40 mph! They are very inquisitive animals and come right up to you as you walk into their exhibit. A lot of people ask me why I have such large birds; my response is "How could you not?"