Breeding season will usually occur between April & November. Emus will lay a clutch of 5 – 15 eggs which are dark grey-green in colour & are about 13.5cm in length and 9cm wide.
It is up to the male to take care of the eggs during the 60 day incubation period & he is the sole parent until they leave, up to two years after birth. After laying her eggs the female will find another mate with which she lay another clutch of eggs. Emus are nearly fully grown at 1 year & may breed at 20 months. They can live up to 20 years in the wild, longer in captivity.