My Peacock

Biddy Kay

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Hello all. I am a new member and this is my first thread, l didn't know there were forums on this site for UK members untill l joined and was advised to post my query here.
I don't keep peacocks but one has arrived uninvited in my garden so know nothing about them. He is in the molt at the moment, but l am worried he may have mites, his tail feathers are begining to grow back but he has this white downy growth most way along his back which he keeps pecking at. Could this be a sign of mites or or some other parasite, if so how could l treat it as he's very timid.
I have nowhere for him to be housed in the winter will he be OK.
 

casportpony

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Hello all. I am a new member and this is my first thread, l didn't know there were forums on this site for UK members untill l joined and was advised to post my query here.
I don't keep peacocks but one has arrived uninvited in my garden so know nothing about them. He is in the molt at the moment, but l am worried he may have mites, his tail feathers are begining to grow back but he has this white downy growth most way along his back which he keeps pecking at. Could this be a sign of mites or or some other parasite, if so how could l treat it as he's very timid.
I have nowhere for him to be housed in the winter will he be OK.
Welcome to BYC! Can you post some pictures of him?
 

ChickenLeg

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Whats the winter temps like over there? A little shelter is better than none if you can make something small and easy for him to stay in on cold nights and windy days.

Ivermectin should get rid of mites, if thats for sure the cause. I'd inspect it closely first. You'd see them crawling on him especially with a magnifying glass.
 

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