Can Peafowl eat whole cherries safely?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bemba, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad went to the local fruit shop and got some scraps for the birds..... and it was mainly whole cherries....... I have heard they are toxic (the pitts) and my peafowl ahve eaten them..... Could this be a problem, or will they just pass the pitts?
     
  2. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dad was looking after the farm while we were away on Holidays, anyway they seem fine?
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes, good question. I don't feed my birds cherries, but I have 3 cherry trees that I'm sure my new little flock of Peafowl will eventually find their way to...

    I've seen my Guinea Fowl eating the dropped cherries off the ground under the trees this past summer and didn't lose any birds [​IMG] They didn't gorge themselves, but they probably ate enough that if they were harmful, I would have seen sick or dead birds. This probably doesn't help much, so hopefully someone has a better answer [​IMG]
     
  4. Lady in Blue

    Lady in Blue Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have had them....no problems!!!
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    My peafowl love to eat cherries. Normally I cut the cherries in half for them, but they go so wild when they see the cherries that sometimes they grab a whole one from me. Even the big cherries they can gulp down, but it takes them a little while to swallow it and that is why I cut them up. I haven't had any problems with them eating cherries so it should be fine.[​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    The cherry are fine......now the leafs are toxic to most animals, at least when green.
     
  7. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys.... had a freak out moment [​IMG] They all seem fine, boy is displaying, girls are acting hard to get, so all is good [​IMG]
     
  8. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love whole grapes.
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same, my peahens in particular really go nuts for them, second only to mealworms [​IMG]
     

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