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Is the Peacock a Beauty or a Beast

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Peacocks are one of the largest flying birds with a span of 6 to 7 ft in length.

Peacocks are one of the largest flying birds with a span of 6 to 7 ft in length.

Raising a Peacock Can be Tough if You Live Close to Neighbours

I personally had friends that raised Peacocks and boy were they loud when they wanted to be, eventually, I guess the neighbours started to complain and they had to get rid of them.

These are such beautiful birds and it makes one wonder how with all of their beauty could they be so loud. Now, of course, my friends had twelve of them BUT still I often wonder myself about their vocal abilities.

I myself think that the peacock has to be one of the most colourful birds around. My friend said that each bird had a personality of its own and she could tell each bird apart from the other just because of that trait.

When we would visit she would have them out and about in her yard, yes they were extremely beautiful there’s no denying that, but wow were they ever loud.

I don’t think I've known a bird that could be this loud, her neighbours were always complaining so if you’re thinking about owning one or two be sure that you live further out in the country.

They are Both a Beauty and a Beast at Times

Surrey, BC was the home for more than 100 abandoned peacocks for decades before it was ruled by the City of Surrey to have the birds caught and relocated.

The residents were divided on the decision, some even spoke up to let the birds live in peace, after all it wasn't their fault that the only farm they knew was sold leaving them to defend for themselves.

The city even started handing out fines to the residents up to $150 for feeding the birds and if they tried to keep one as a pet they were fined $450.

Peacocks belong to the pheasant family

Peacocks belong to the pheasant family

A Flock of Feral Peacocks Known for Attacking Cars

The mating season for these magnificent birds is said to be March to October, which seems to be an extremely long time to deal with their pesky habits.

When these birds are wild, free to roam city streets throughout neighbourhoods they become a problem during mating season.

When they see their reflection in dark coloured cars or windows an attack is enviable, that's because what they see is another bird. That's a long time to have to deal with all the damage they can do to a vehicle, it's no wonder the City of Surrey made the vote to remove the birds from the neighbourhood they decided to call home.

Facts these Birds are Known to Have

Peacocks can fly if they want too but most of the time they prefer to be ground-dwelling birds. They have been known to habitat in forests, bushland and even on farmland where the trees have an easy access.

  • These large birds travel in groups of eight to ten which is actually called a muster ostentation, or pride.
  • If their allowed to roam free out in the wild they can live up to 20 years unless they are captured and eaten by any meat eating mammal.
  • They are territorial birds and can be aggressive towards any new strangers or other Peacocks trying to join the muster.
  • Being a social bird they must live in groups, because without companions they will become one depressed beauty of the world.


How would we know if this bird is depressed

How would we know if this bird is depressed

I don’t think there’s anyone that won’t agree that these birds are the most beautiful creatures this crazy world has seen walking around in our parks, hills and unfortunately even our zoos.

I wouldn't own one as a pet, the sound they make would drive me and even my neighbours crazy especially since they do it both in the early mornings and late evenings. There really wouldn't be any quiet time left, except maybe the afternoon but then that's when I'd be at work.

Did You Know They Also Can be Pure White

White Peacocks are not albinos, they simply have a genetic condition called leucism

White Peacocks are not albinos, they simply have a genetic condition called leucism

Be like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty

— Debasish Mridha

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