The Ostrich is a wonderful prop.
Mine is called Ozzy and you can see him with his owner here http://www.mrfuzzy.co.uk/childrens_entertainer_festivals_fetes.htm
He comes out & leaves to music, is always wanting a balloon, goes ballistic with the change bag because he thinks its his food bag and does a magic trick with a special message to finsh.
Hoping to get another made so I look as if I am riding on him.
Idea is to let Ozzy do his show first then later I come out riding on him around the room/venue.