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This Woman Bought An Egg On eBay For $30, Now She Has An Exotic Bird
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This Woman Bought An Egg On eBay For $30, Now She Has An Exotic Bird

Charlotte Harrison didn’t know if her emu egg would hatch when she ordered it on eBay, but 47 days later, baby Kevin arrived.

The unlikely new member of the family spent over a month inside a home incubating system purchased by Charlotte, then finally hatched on January 5th. “I sat there for four hours making squeaks and whistles to coax him out,” she told Mirror, an experience which led little Kevin to form an instant bond with her.

Adorable little birds waddling around the house seems like fun – unless your little bird is set to grow as tall as 6 feet! The emu is the second largest bird in the world after the ostrich, so Charlotte could get more than she bargained for with Kevin very soon. For now, enjoy these photos of him bonding with his new family. (h/t)

Baby Kevin is the newest member of Charlotte Harrison’s family

Charlotte purchased an emu egg on eBay for $30 (~£25) and didn’t know if she could make it hatch or not

She kept Kevin’s egg in this home incubator for 47 days, weighing and turning it each day

On January 5th, little Kevin finally started breaking through, and Charlotte was overjoyed

“I sat there for four hours making squeaks and whistles to coax him out,” she told Mirror

“I felt a huge surge of protection and care when Kevin hatched,” Charlotte said about their instant bond

Charlotte’s daughter Ellie, 4, has accepted Kevin as part of the family

“I’m sharing the adventures of Kevin with the world. I feel so maternal towards him and want to show him off, he’s adorable.”

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rakuninaru
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5 years ago

People shouldn't buy any exotic animal over the Internet. It just encourages sellers to traffic with them and take those animals out of their natural environment. We know most of them are taken by killing first the mother in real cruel ways.

Zori the degu
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5 years ago

Or in this case, the father.

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Stille20
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5 years ago

That's like owning a horse. They need lots of space and care and can be very dangerous. If you are not prepared for the commitment and don't have the means, you shouldn't buy the egg. In all fairness, she might know what she's in for.

Cassie
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5 years ago

Agreed! Horses are at least amenable. Emu are very difficult to keep and usually not very friendly at all once they get big. I hope this family has a big space with a very good, very high fence.

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Juan
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5 years ago

This should be forbidden

Cathy Binder
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5 years ago

i'm pretty sure it is illegal

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rakuninaru
Community Member
5 years ago

People shouldn't buy any exotic animal over the Internet. It just encourages sellers to traffic with them and take those animals out of their natural environment. We know most of them are taken by killing first the mother in real cruel ways.

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

Or in this case, the father.

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Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago

That's like owning a horse. They need lots of space and care and can be very dangerous. If you are not prepared for the commitment and don't have the means, you shouldn't buy the egg. In all fairness, she might know what she's in for.

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Agreed! Horses are at least amenable. Emu are very difficult to keep and usually not very friendly at all once they get big. I hope this family has a big space with a very good, very high fence.

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Juan
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5 years ago

This should be forbidden

Cathy Binder
Community Member
5 years ago

i'm pretty sure it is illegal

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