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Here are some helpful tips gathered from friends and neighbors. We cannot guarantee that this will solve all of your peafowl issues but hopefully it will help.

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Birds & More can answer your peafowl questions.
Peafowl Plant Likes & Dislikes

 

Birds & More is located in Torrance, California. They specialize in exotic birds, hand raised babies, grooming, nutrition, boarding and behavioral consultations. They also carry a full line of supplies for your feathery children.

Karen Allen, the owner of Birds & More, has been involved with birds for over 30 years and she is a regular contributor to "Vet Talk" a column written especially for you the bird owner. She is also a Certified Avian Specialist (CAS) of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. Email in your questions and Karen will be sure to answer.

Come browse awhile and visit often as we are constantly updating valuable information to make the new bird owner and the old pros alike have happy and healthy bird companions.

Likes
 
Dislikes

Amaryllis
Any young tender plants
Begonias
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
California Poppies
Cauliflower
Chive
Holly Berries
Impatiens
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Nasturtiums
Petunias
Primrose
Stock
Sunflower Seeds
Sweet Alyssum
Tomatoes
Watery stalk-type plants
Young Spinach

 
Azaleas
Baby's Breath
Bee Balm
Bird of Paradise
Blazing Star Liatris
Bougainvillea
Butterfly Plant
Cactus
Carnellia
Clivia
Columbine
Ferns
Fuchsia
Gaillardia
Gardenias
Geraniums
Giant Columbine
Gladiolus
Gloriosa Daisy
Hardy Lavender
Hibiscus
Ivy
Jade
Lavender
Mint
Mums
Painted Daisy
Peonies
Phlox
Pink Lady (bush)
Plumbago
Poinsettia
Roses
Shasta Daisy
Snap Dragons
Sunburst Coreopsis
Sweet William
Weigelia

 

Peafowl Myths & Facts

Myth
 
Fact
Peafowl have 20 peachicks each year.   Peafowl have normally up to 5 chicks each year. And of these 5, only 1 or 2 are still alive after a few months.
Peafowl squawk all night long throughout the year.   Peafowl usually squawk to warn each other of danger and during mating season to attract a mate. There is no telling when danger may approach but we do know that mating season lasts around May to June. During this time (1-2 months) peafowl do squawk at night.

Other Tips for Living with Peafowl

If peafowl are getting into your garden there is an easy thing you can do to keep them away. One is to use fake chickens such as those at Michael's arts & crafts store. They look real enough to deter most peafowl. When they start to wear out just replace them for about $10 each.
Note: This will work until the peafowl get used to the chicken. Occasionally move them around to different locations.

One relatively simple way to keep peafowl away form an area is to set up a motion sensitive sprinkler. When the bird comes close the sprinkler turns on. This will train them to avoid the area.

If you are one of the few that just can't sleep through peafowl noise at night, try sleeping with an air cleaner in your room. Not only will the sound be masked by white noise but your air will be cleaner too!

Spread some red pepper flakes around your garden. You won't see them but one taste will send peafowl someplace else.


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