Ostrich Egg : Some Interesting Facts About It

Ostrich is the worlds largest and heaviest bird and Ostrich egg is also big and heavy.Ostrich are also known for their kicks that can kill a lion. Ostrich are the good runner and can outrun a leopards. Talking about male ostrich they roar like a lion and can see up to 3.5 km.

A bird which cannot fly

Ostrich are birds but they can not fly but runs really fast,interesting! They are the fastest running birds in the world with 70 km/h.

An amazing bird with an amazing running speed with 43 mph. Ostrich kick can kill a man its kick strong enough to kill a lion. In fact Ostrich also have strong 4 inch claw on each foot which used to defend themselves.

Ostrich are not really intelligent bird. Their brains are like size of the walnut. Ostrich have big eye ball than any other birds which help them to see as far as 3.5 km.

It meat is healthy meat with low fat and cholesterol. Like beef it meat is red meat full of protein.

One amazing fact about ostrich is that they don’t have teeth and that is why they eat stones and these stone help them to grind their food in stomach. An Ostrich carries about 2.2 pounds which is 1  kilogram of stones in their gizzard.

Ostrich Egg

Ostrich egg

The average price of an Ostrich egg is estimated around $30. One Ostrich egg is equal to around 24 chicken eggs just imagine how big is an Ostrich egg is. On many places edible Ostrich egg is not sold.

An Ostrich egg are in different color and it is shiny, it color is tan, white bone color or brown. Every week an Ostrich lays 1 to 2 or 3 eggs. Their breeding season are between April and September. An Ostrich can lay eggs up to 30 years.

Ostrich eggs are really big it size can be approximately 6 inches long and 5 inches wide. An average weight of an egg is 3 pound and contains 2 pounds of egg protein. One Ostrich egg is equal to 24 chicken eggs.

Talking about the weight an Ostrich egg can take, Sounds interesting…… So an Ostrich egg can take upto 220 kg of weight horizontally and 120kg vertically. That is amazing you know you can stand on Ostrich egg and it will not get break, I think it is the strongest shell that any other egg shell.

Uses of Egg Shell

Earlier Africans hunter uses the Ostrich Egg shell for drinking water and because it is light weight it is also use for carrying water or any other liquid item.

Egg shell is also used as a decoration item. people use to make design sell it. an Ostrich egg is also very costly item and are in great demand.

How much does it cost to buy an Ostrich ?

If you want to buy an Ostrich how much does it cost? Imagine…. An Ostrich can cost up to $7500 to $10,000 per ostrich. Adult Ostrich is more costly to buy because the cost of raising an Ostrich is high so the bird.

Interesting facts about Ostrichs

In the 18 century, Marie Antoinette, the French Queen started wearing a feather of Ostrich in her hat. In those times women search for beautiful feather of ostrich that become the reason of their hunting, Large number of ostrich had been hunted for her feather and they were on the verge extinction. Development of Automobile gave Ostrich a relief.

Ostrich feather looks beautiful when ladies pranced around on horses but in Automobile feather not look good and it rather destroy and so the fashion of wearing Ostrich feather fell and Ostrich are save.

Have you ever heard about the fact that Ostrich eye cornea of the bird eye is so big and it also use to treat the human eye and it may also replace the human cornea.

Information source

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-ostrich.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrich

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