Ostrich Egg: Some Interesting Facts About It

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

A bird that can not fly

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

An amazing bird with an amazing running speed of 43 mph. Ostrich’s kick can kill a man it kicks is strong enough to kill a lion. In fact, Ostrich also has a strong 4-inch claw on each foot which is used to defend themselves.

Ostrich is not really intelligent birds. Their brains are the size of a walnut. Ostrich has big eyeball than any other bird which helps them to see as far as 3.5 km.

Its meat is healthy meat with low fat and cholesterol. Like beef, 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 these stones help them to grind their food in the 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 at around $30. One Ostrich egg is equal to around 24 chicken eggs just imagine how big Ostrich eggs are In many places, edible Ostrich egg is not sold.

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

Ostrich eggs are really big in size and can be approximately 6 inches long and 5 inches wide. The average weight of an egg is 3 pounds 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 up to 220 kg of weight horizontally and 120kg vertically. That is amazing you know you can stand on an Ostrich egg and it will not get broken, I think it is the strongest shell that any other eggshell.

Uses of Egg Shell

Earlier African hunter uses the Ostrich Eggshell for drinking water and because it is lightweight it is also used for carrying water or any other liquid item.

Eggshell is also used as decoration item. people use to make designs and sell them. an Ostrich egg is also a very costly item and is 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 Ostriches

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

Ostrich feather looks beautiful when ladies pranced around on horses but in Automobile feather does not look good and it rather destroys and so the fashion of wearing Ostrich feather falls and Ostrich is saved.

Have you ever heard about the fact that the Ostrich eye cornea of the bird’s eye is so big that it is also used 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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