Is this peacock ok?

Teenadie

Chirping
Apr 26, 2018
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About 4 years ago, a peacock and peahen showed up at our house. John and Priscilla. Priscilla has since past away but John is still here. Never claimed by anyone. Never found out how they ended up at my house. Keep it! They are beautiful.
 

MikaylaLeslie

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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About 4 years ago, a peacock and peahen showed up at our house. John and Priscilla. Priscilla has since past away but John is still here. Never claimed by anyone. Never found out how they ended up at my house. Keep it! They are beautiful.
We probably would! But he has a mate back where he was found 🙁
 

KsKingBee

Free Ranging
8 Years
Sep 29, 2013
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The most delicate part of peafowl are the legs and toes. When they are young and playful they tend to get into mischief roughhousing and will break toes or worse. When they get older because of their weight if they have an awkward landing they can easily sprain a leg and it takes time for nature to heal them. I think that is probably what happened to this guy. They don't stick every landing and one awkward landing will cause a couple of weeks of limping around. As for predators, those big wings give them the ability to flee and reach heights above danger so I wouldn't worry too much about returning him to his domain.
 

MikaylaLeslie

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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73
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The most delicate part of peafowl are the legs and toes. When they are young and playful they tend to get into mischief roughhousing and will break toes or worse. When they get older because of their weight if they have an awkward landing they can easily sprain a leg and it takes time for nature to heal them. I think that is probably what happened to this guy. They don't stick every landing and one awkward landing will cause a couple of weeks of limping around. As for predators, those big wings give them the ability to flee and reach heights above danger so I wouldn't worry too much about returning him to his domain.
That is very helpful! Thank you so much!
 

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