Catch them from behind
An emu’s knees are located on the backside of its legs, which means it will kick forward when disturbed. It is strongly recommended to catch an emu from behind in order to stay safe. However, a person can still bear injuries if proper care is not taken because an emu can twist and throw side kicks.
Approach quietly and calmly
It is advisable for you to approach an emu without making any sound. You should not run towards an emu or you will make it run as well. In case an emu run's, you will not be able to catch it because they are very quick. Hence, a stealthy approach is recommended.
Grab the wings
In order to catch an emu, you need to grab the wings. Remember that wings are small but provide a good grip for handling emus. Be careful though, if you catch the feathers, the emu will run away and you will be left with only feathers in your hand.
You need to approach emus in the early morning or late afternoon. This is because at these times they are relatively calm. It is recommended that you feed your emus during this time and catch them while they eat.
Avoid emus when they are stressed
If the emus become stressed, there is a high probability that they might hurt you. To be safe, you need to avoid approaching emus when they are stressed or you might end up receiving injuries.
Do not scare emus
Do not make loud noises or scare your emus. If an emu gets scared, it will panic and run around, making it hard for you to catch it.
Tame hatched emus
It is recommended that you start taming emus as soon as they hatch. This way they will learn to feed from your hands and stay calm in your presence. Compared to newly hatched emus, it is very hard to train and tame older emus.