when i was 4 years old my grandmother took me to the zoo. when i saw the peacock strutting, i lost interest in the monkeys and other animals and followed the peacock all day. I WANT A PEACOCK, i said and grandmother said MAYBE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER.
i am older now (84) and i have just bought my first peafoul, a pair 6 1/2 months old.
i have a unique problem and hope someone can help with advice and experience. i live in downtown lima peru in a large penthouse apt (9th floor) with a large 10th floor roof garden. i have the pair in a small glassed in greenhouse with screen on one side. i have made a high perchinside and they seem very happy. i let them out into a grassy area next to their house for an hour each evening before i feed them and they love the grass.
i have clipped the flight feathers just leaving the first two. i am hoping to train them to stay on the roof by gradually letting them explore the rest of the roof garden with the hope they will always return to their home, the greenhouse. do you think this will work?
there is another building 8 floors next day. other building in the area are lower, three or 4 floors. i am afraid they might try to go to the building next door.
there is a HOTEL IN lima (hotelespana.com/pe) that has a 4th floor roof garden with peafoul. i hope to talk to them soon to see how they trained theirs.