There are no books published
in this country about keeping Emus. The books I recommend
The Emu Farmer’s Handbook Vols
1 and 2 by Maria and Philip Minnaar
covers all you will need to know about starting with emus
either for business or pleasure. I started with this book
and found it really useful. If you keep emus just for pleasure
volume 1 will no doubt cover all your needs. 178 pages and
15 chapters ranging from handling the birds, anatomy, nutrition,
incubation to diseases and injuries. Well worth the money.
As a breeder and someone wanting to market emus in as many
ways as possible I was delighted when volume 2 was written.
It complements volume 1 with chapters comparing farming
practices, more details about breeder birds, products –
meat, leather and oil and finally a very interesting chapter
about the other ratites. One excellent feature - it is fully
referenced to volume 1. A definite must for your bookshelf.