Ostriches

With five sub species, the Ostrich is the world's largest living bird. Its long neck and heavily feathered body make it easily recognizable. Once only seen in Africa, they are now grown in captivity in over 50 countries. The Ostrich belongs to the Ratite family, which literally means flightless. Browse around this category to learn more about them.

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One ostrich egg is equivalent to how many chicken eggs?

As with any quantitative question about organic matter, the answer would depend on the size of the egg in question. Not all ostrich eggs are the same size. The same goes for chicken eggs. In general, an ostrich egg would equal about 2 dozen large chicken eggs.

1 ostrich egg = 24 chicken eggs (approx.)
24 chicken eggs

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What are six of the ostriches adaptations?

Ostriches have many adaptations such as:

  • Long Legs - these are very powerful and enable the ostrich to run very fast from predators (45 mph).
  • Flexible Knees - Also help maintain speed for an ostrich so it can outstrip many enemies.
  • Supple two-toed feet - Again help with speed and agility as well as being easier to walk on different landscapes.
  • Eyes - these are almost on the side of the ostriches head, enabling them to view almost 360 degrees around them to help protect them from danger.
  • Eggs - Ostrich eggs are extremely enduring and strong, a fully grown male can stand on an ostrich egg and not break it.
  • Large Extremities - these include large (larger than normal at least) eyes which enable to see for a long time as well as release as much body heat as possible in hot climates.
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What animals lay eggs that we eat?

Chickens, Ostriches, Duck, Quail, Goose, Bantam, Guinea Fowl, Salmon (fish), and Sturgeon (fish). That's all I can think of.

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Why do ostriches bury their heads in the sand?

To cool off

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How does an ostrich protect itself?

it kicks so incredibly hard that it can snap a bone and definitely keep a lion away. If that doesn't work it runs away; it can run up to 46 mph.
By tucking they're head over they're bum

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Do ostriches feed their young?

yes

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Was anyone killed by an ostrich?

Yes, Loads Of People Got Killed By An Ostrich If You See One Stand Steal And Then Walk Slowly and Smile?

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What is the difference between an owl and ostrich?

An owl can fly and a ostrich cannot. An ostrich is much bigger than an owl. And owls are nocturnal and turn their heads around. An ostrich digs up a hole and puts its head under the ground. And that's the difference between an ostrich and a owl.

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Is a road runner faster than an ostrich?

An ostrich can run 20 miles per hour. A road runner can run 20 miles per hour but if that isn't fast enough, it can fly.

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Do cats eat ostriches?

Very small ones.

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Do ostrich eat charcoal?

they doo

they love them <3333

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How many eggs do ostriches lay in one day?

it lays one egg in two days

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What is the name of the ostrich-like bird in Argentina?

There are no ostrich-like birds in Argentina. The closest bird is the rhea, which is a member of the ratite family, to which the ostrich also belongs.

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Is a ostrich a bird or a mammal?

It is a bird. There are several other birds that are a lot like ostriches such as; emus, rheas and cassowaries.

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Do Ostriches really stick their heads in sand?

The story that ostriches will stick their heads in the sand when they are frightened is a prevalent one. The idea is that the ostrich will feel perfectly safe and believe that they are completely hidden, so much so that a person can walk up to them and pluck a feather or even capture the bird very easily.

However the story is completely unfounded, as no one has ever seen the bird perform this act. When an ostrich is sights possible danger from a distance they have a habit of dropping to the ground, with their necks parallel to it, watching the suspected predator intently. It is thought that this behaviour might have been misconstrued as stick their head in the ground and gave birth to the well know story. However, when the danger gets too close, the ostrich, like most animals, will take flight and beat a hasty retreat.

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Does an ostrich have a backbone?

Yes. It is a bird and hence a vertebrate.

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How do ostrich adapt to their environment?

By being near their own kind and being at a location with lots of greenery and plants and water.

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What do Ostriches eat?

Ostriches are omnivores and feed on plant vegetation such as seeds, grains, fruit, shoots, leaves and flowers. They may also feed on large insects such as locusts. Because ostriches do not have teeth, they need to swallow small stones and pebbles to help grind up the food and aid in the digestion process. The average adult ostrich tends to carry about 1 kg of stones in its stomach. Ostriches are able to go without water for several days, getting all their moisture needs from the food they eat.

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Does a ostrich have a backbone or no backbone?

Yes, ostriches have backbones.

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Is an ostrich bigger than an emu?

Yes, they are much larger.

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How the ostrich protected himself?

i guess he stuck his head in the sand.........

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Can a ostrich kill a lion?

yes it is possile

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How big is an ostrich's eye?

2 inches in diameter

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Do ostriches eat fish?

yes

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Does an ostrich waddle?

no they kinda walk like chickens , they also bob their heads while they walk

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