During a recent livestream, Maya Higa, 22, ate guacamole and chips while bantering with two of her housemates as they cooked quesadillas. Over the next 90 minutes, Higa grilled some vegetables and consulted on which pan ought to be used for frying. At one point, she provided her online viewers with an update on her young pet emu. “Stompy is good,” said Higa. “I had her on stream yesterday.”
She wasn’t sure, she explained to one of her kitchen buddies, how much Stompy now weighed. But the lovable emu was definitely growing fast.