The ostrich, Struthio camelus, is the world’s largest and tallest extant species of bird. It’s native to much of Africa. Adults, with males on the higher ends of the spectra, average over eight feet in height and weigh up to 350lbs. For their size, however, they are very formidable runners capable of reaching up to 45 mph, the fastest land speed of any bird. They live in parties containing a single male and about three or four females. Several females may lay their eggs in a large, shared nest and a full “clutch” may contain as many as 50 eggs. The male, and one female (sometimes taking turns with other females who share the nest) are responsible for most of the incubation and care of the young.
These decorative eggs come from local, farm-raised ostriches. Each unfertilized egg is clean-blown: the yolk and albumen are drained out through a hole drilled at the aerus (more rounded end of the egg); the yolk and albumen are consumed locally. The remaining shell and inner membrane are treated and polished. Each egg comes with a wooden-ring stand for display. These eggs not only make great display pieces as they come, but are also popular for art-and-craft projects. Grab one today!
Dimensions: 5.19W (diameter) x 6.00H
Scientific Name: Struthio camelus
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