Rhea Have Many Uses Their skins are made into leather~Eggs can be eaten, hatched, or used for crafts~feathers are used to make feather dusters, and crafts also. Rhea are also raised for their meat which is low in fat and cholesterol. and Most of all (in my mind) they make neat and unique pets!!!
Rheas are flightless birds They are a member of the ratite family They are native to South America and Argentina, the greater or American rhea and the lesser or Darwin's Rhea and can withstand cold temperatures better than their African cousins... Rheas are polygamous, with males courting between two to twelve females. He alone incubates from ten to sixty eggs. All eggs hatch together within a 24-48 hour period. He alone cares for the young, guarding them against all danger for the next six months. The females meanwhile may move on and mate with and lay eggs with other males.
Rheas are omnivorous, preferring broad-leafed plants, but also eat seeds, roots, fruit, insects, and small vertebrates. Rheas only have three toes~this is probably an adaptation to allow them to run faster than if they had four like most other birds. They also have a spur on its heel that looks like a smaller version of a horn on a bull. Rheas are very tall, around 5ft on average. Rhea are a South American cousin to the ostrich. Rhea may live up to 20 Years Are Very inquisitive They Mature around 2 years old and are Very Hardy in all weather Conditions.