Ostriches are considered to be desert birds and were roaming around the Sahara Desert during the time of the Egyptian Faro’s. Ostriches like hot and dry climates and can stay without water for approximately 2 weeks.
Ostriches can therefore handle high summer temperatures without much discomfort. This is amazing when you consider that they do not have any sweat glands in their skin to regulate body temperature.
We have noticed here at Safari Farm, that they will be standing against the wind on very hot days, moving their wings slowly backwards and forwards, so as to direct a cooling breeze over their featherless thighs and sides. This is a peculiar and unique attribute of ostriches.