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Urist likes emus for their inquisitive nature.


Emu - Emu man - Giant emu

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 100

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 800 cm3
Mid: 17,500 cm3
Max: 35,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 5-15
Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-25
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 14
Fat 12
Brain 1
Gizzard 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 14
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A large flightless bird. It is very curious and has been known to follow other creatures.

Emus will walk onto your fortress grounds in solitude and meander for no reason. They are half the size of a human, so they will provide roughly around the same quantity of meat as a dog. They have a pleasant pet value and can be used as live trade goods, but the best use of them, that doesn't involve chopping them up, is putting them in the same pasture as your other egg laying animals and watch them do their stuff, if they are female. Bonus points if you snag a pair and instigate a birdsplosion.

Adventure Mode[edit]

Emus are fairly common in Adventure Mode. They appear in flocks of 1-6 or so and run away when threatened. They are poor fighters but large and are thus a good source of food.

Admired for their size and inquisitive nature