Wing hold method

The most common way to handle adult size birds in to approach the bird quietly (walk don’t run), once you are close enough, grab it quickly and firmly from the side or behind by both wings. Allow the bird to get over its fright by letting it jump up or down a little while still keeping your hold on it. Then, if your purpose in catching the bird is to move it somewhere, propel it forward while moving behind or alongside it (still retaining your grip on the wings) so that the bird’s energy in used for forward motion rather than jumping in attempts to escape. The best time of day to handle Emus in early morning or late evening.

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