Getting peafowl to like you

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by IloveBuffy, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 peafowl, and they are scared of me. The mom and dad were born wild, and caught and sold to us. Later, they had babies, who had let me hold them during the first month, and then they stopped trusting me for no reason. I tried treats, and I tried sitting near them, but they don't trust me.
     
  2. I think they are like any other animal. Feed them, water them, give them the occasional treat and they will naturally grow curious. We don't attempt to pet, hold or handle ours, but I could probably touch at least 50% of them.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    My two older peafowl I got when they were yearlings and they could care less who I was the only thing they wanted from me was food and water and not to be touched. That is why I bought my 2 new Indian Blue Pied peachicks. I got the male when he was a month old and the female when she was 2 weeks old. The female is very friendly but of course like all animals does a little running away at first until you catch them. She never tries to fly away at all just a run but once she's cornered she gives up and I can perch her, put her on carpet like if I'm showing her, move her around. Once she realizes I'm not going to hurt her she calms down. The male took a little more work but he reacts the same as she does to me. They didn't know who their parents were. Right now the female is 4 months while the male is 5 months Too get them to like you: first hopefully there are still younger than 6 months, take them away from their parents making them rely on you for their survival and work with them daily in a pen. But if they are already weaned from their parents naturally they won't care who you are.
     
  4. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, they were 3 when we got 'em.
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well then you might have a chance at getting them to like. The only other way I've gotten other birds to like me though the weren't peafowl was have a bird they trust and work with both together at the same time. Took a while but I was able to do so.
     

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