Come feed the World’s Largest Bird

Have you ever got to feed an ostrich up close and personal? Well you can if you are willing to take a drive towards the city of Solvang. It’s about three hours from Los Angeles down the 101 frwy or if you want to catch the ocean views, you can take CA-1 PCH.

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Known as the largest and fastest birds in the world, you can come to Ostrichland to feed  ostriches for $6. It’s $5 entrance and $1 for the food. There are restrooms (porta potty) available and there is a small gift shop where you can buy souvenirs made of ostrich.

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Inside the shop, you pay the admission at the register and they will hand you a bowl.

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Once you get your bowl and walk outside, to your right you will see rules for feeding the ostriches and emu.

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Porta potty was clean and the sink is available outside.

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At first glance, all the ostriches were out in the field. Had to shake the bowls to get their attention.

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You have to make sure to hold bowls with two hands because they poke at you pretty aggressively.

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Fun fact: Ostriches can sprint at over km/hr. For more facts, you can click on link Ostrich Facts to learn more. You can also feed Emu here. They have a separate section with large and baby emu. Emu are the second largest living bird. Below are some pics.

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You can buy more bowls at the front desk if you run out of food. I believe its unlimited feeding. When you head out, they have a cool wall with ostrich wings. You can do a little photo shoot with friends or family before heading out.

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Near by, is the city of Solvang. It’s a small danish style village with Danish restaurants, wineries, history, and windmills. So if you have extra time to spare, you gotta at least pass by and grab a snack in the village area.

Hope you get to visit this spot at least once. It’s a long drive but if you leave early, you will find yourself enjoying a small adventure.

 

 

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