The Most Loving and Caring Feathered Fathers
Meet some of the most lovable fathers on Earth.
Aside from physiological needs, other creatures on earth long for love and care like human beings. In most cases, upbringing and rearing of the young is the sole responsibility of the mother. Well, not in the case of these lucky creatures who are very fortunate for having loving fathers. Let’s meet them all – the loving and caring fathers.
One of the most loving and caring father in the world is Mr. Ostrich. During incubation of the eggs, Mrs. Ostrich take turn sitting on the eggs during the day while Mr. Ostrich sits on the eggs at night.
After the eggs have been hatched, Mr. Ostrich perform his duties and responsibilities of nurturing the hatchlings and teaching them how and what to feed.
Look at how the father protect and show what a loving father Mr. Ostrich is to his kids. He spreads his wings to provide shade for the chicks to protect them from the grueling heat of the sun
If Mr. Ostrich is a loving and caring father, Papa Emu is more loving and caring. He incubates the eggs alone and care for the chicks without the aid of Mama Emu. As a matter of fact, he constructs a rough nest in a semi-sheltered hollow on the ground from bark, grass, sticks and leaves all by himself also.
Papa Emu becomes broody after Mama Emu starts laying and begins to incubate the eggs before the laying period is complete. From this time on, he does not eat, drink or defecate, and stands only to turn the eggs, which he does about 10 times a day. Over eight weeks of incubation, he will lose a third of his weight and will survive only on stored body-fat and on any morning dew that he can reach from the nest. Even Mama is Papa Emu don’t get mad. Once Papa Emu starts brooding, Mama Emu mates with other males, but that’s still okay with Papa Emu. He’s really very kind because as many as half the chicks in the brood he incubates are fathered by others. Incubation takes 56 days, and Papa Emu stops incubating the eggs shortly before they hatch. Papa Emu stays with the growing chicks for up to 18 months, defending them and teaching them how to find food. Certainly, I don’t want to be an Emu because I want a mate that is faithful.