“San mo gusto pumunta?” Tito Willy asked.
It was morning of the second day of my overnight trip to Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro. I don’t have the luxury of time for the white river rafting due to my flight in the afternoon and my budget was running low.
Hesitantly I suggested “Ostrich farm tayo Tito.” I’ve been to zoos and only found ostriches interesting when I first saw them. Who am I to complain? I had too many limitations. So off we went to the Philippine Ostrich and Crocodile Farms, Inc in Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental.
A vast land with metal fences and inside were ostriches. Just as I thought. Boring.
Then an event unbored the trip. I met my new playmates.
The security guard asked if I wanted to see ostrich eggs. Up to that point of my life never had I seen an ostrich egg nor had I felt them so I said yes.
Playmate #1: The Ostrich Egg
The security guard suggested a few activities that I could do with the egg and I also pitched in some of my ideas to play with my new playmate. With our powers combined I present to you The 5 Activities You Can Do With The Ostrich Egg.
Activity #5 (my personal favorite)
Playmate #2: The Chick Ostrich
An adult ostrich is tall, that’s a fact.
But when they are young, are they cute like humans? I thought they were also raising chickens in the farm. Woops! I was wrong. The ostrich chick were just as large as an adult poultry chicken.
You cannot go inside the adult ostrich’s fence since they kick and peck that could lead injuries.Â But can I go inside the young ostriches fence? I asked the security guard if we could get inside and get personal with the chicks. He said yes (Oh yeah!) and off we go.
Back to the question, were they cute? YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
They’re like hamsters when you hold them, so cute that you want to crush them.
Not unless they become 6 weeks old where their cuteness will not be worth crushing.
There are other products at the ostrich farm that you may find interesting. Better go there if you want to find out. 😉
Dear Ostrich Egg,
I will be back. With more activities. 🙂
Lakas ng Trip Adventurer
Philippine Ostrich & Crocodile Farms, Inc.
Location: Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental
Telefax No.: (088) 857 5988
Mobile No.: 0917 712 0726
Details were taken during my trip to Cagayan de Oro last August 2009. They may not be updated. Please contact Philippine Ostrich & Crocodile Farms, Inc. for the updated details.