The Ostrich is one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa. Some analyses indicate that the Somali Ostrich may be better considered a full species apart from the Common Ostrich, but most taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies. Ostriches are distinctive in appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at maximum speeds of about 60 mph, the top land speed of any bird. The Ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest egg of any living bird. Parrotshome4life is proud to offer the day old ostrich, safely shipped directly to you! Buy Now
The ostrich belongs to the Ratite family of birds. The male ostrich is called a rooster while a female ostrich is called a hen.
One of the most well known ostrich facts is that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain, and that the ostrich eye measures almost two incheswide, which makes it the largest eye of any land animal.
The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird in the world.
This bird is a flightless bird.
An ostrich can live for almost fifty years.
Ostrich habitat varies and though they were initially found in abundance in Africa and Asia minor, they are now mostly found in the Savannah region and in certain parts of Africa.
Female ostriches have the uncanny ability to recognize her own eggs, even if they are mixed with those of other females in their communal nest.
An ostrich hen can lay between forty to hundred eggs in one year. One ostrich egg weighs 1600 grams, which is equivalent to the weight of about twenty-four chicken eggs and takes two hours to hard boil. An ostrich's egg hatches in forty-two days.