12 November 2010

Peafowl Need Companions

Peafowl need companions. When isolated, they become depressed. Polygamous by nature, peacocks usually have a harem of 2-5 peahen. Peachicks can walk, eat and drink all on their own, within the first 24 hours of life. Peacocks are colorful. Originally intended to represent & market the then-new color television technology, the peacock symbol has been the logo for NBC since 1956. (Before that, the logo had been a snake.) An actual peacock's feather trail changes colors depending upon the angle from which viewed. And in real life, peacocks can kill and eat poisonous snakes. "Pavo," is a peacock constellation. It can be found in the southern sky, right next to "Indus," the Indian. The national bird of India is the Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Peacocks are omnivorous. If you have one as a pet, you can feed it dry cat food.

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