An ‘ostentation’ of peacocks chicks, bred in the wild at GreenWood Forest Park, are ready to fly the nest are looking for their new forever home.
The five chicks, now six months old, are currently still with their parents and two other adults peacocks who have settled into the Park’s woodland, an ideal home for the species.
Gavin Shaw, Animal Welfare Officer at GreenWood Forest Park said: “GreenWood has a long history with peacocks that have resided in the park and mated each year. Whilst we’re happy to have the peacocks here, we want to ensure that we maintain a healthy stock, therefore we are looking for good homes for the chicks”.
He added: “An ideal home would be someone with a small farm, small holding or large garden to give them the space they need. Besides being an incredibly beautiful bird, they are surprisingly friendly and take very little maintenance. If possible, we recommend keeping them in a secure enclosure for the first couple of weeks whilst they get used to their new environment but after that they should be fine to roam free and will roost independently in the trees.”
There are currently three males and two female chicks available. For further information, please contact Gavin Shaw at Greenwood on 01248 671493.