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Drunk Peacock

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by 4denise, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. 4denise

    4denise New Egg

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    I have wild peacocks, peahens and babies. The babies are about 2-3 months old. Don't know if they are male or female. Since yesterday 1 of them have been walking around like it's drunk. Stumbles, sits to eat drink. Any thoughts? I know NOTHING about these birds.
     
  2. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there alot of fermented fruits or grains that it can get to? They'll fruit that's started to ferment and it can get them drunk but it could also be disease or injury.
     
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say the pea health experts don't have enough info yet to tell what is wrong with this peababy. How much is it eating and drinking? Is it pooping and what does the poop look like? Poop pictures are very helpful. Are its wings drooping? Eyes open? Looking like its having any troubles breathing?

    The best thing would likely be to catch it, examine it, post pictures here, and keep it separated from the other peas until you know what's wrong.

    You say "I have wild peacocks" and "I know nothing about these birds" - it isn't quite clear in your post, are they your birds?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    are they getting into any moldy food -?
     
  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I don't want to scare you, but it could be something very serious. Can you take the sick one to a vet?

    -Kathy
     

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