Who needs a dog or cat when you can have a pet emu! Charlotte Harrison bought an emu egg online for $30 and spent 47 days nurturing and incubating the egg. Now, her whole family as a new friend: Kevin.
"Having coaxed him through the birth, I feel so protective of Kevin," Harrison explains. "I think it’s because I nurtured him through incubation to hatching and the process has similarities to pregnancy. The feeling’s mutual, he dotes on me and follows me around the house as though I’m his mother."
The mother-of-three explains the "placid" bird loves snuggling up or playing with her children's toys. At the moment, Kevin is about a foot-tall. Harrison figures they'll have to move the bird outdoors when he reaches his full grown size of six-fret. For now, he's an indoor emu.