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As a general rule peacocks, peafowl, chicks are prey animals. They are omnivores and eat grain insects small mice if dead. Predators all see peacocks as a meal. The only way a peacock can defend itself is to run, hide, or fly away. They are naturally afraid of any predator. For every 1 predator, there is 5-10 prey items that could eat them which means they have a low chance of survival

What are Peacocks Predators?

Peacocks are some of the most beautiful animals in the world. their feathers are brightly colored and they have a long tail that fans out when they walk. But what are peacocks afraid of? Researchers at The Ohio State University set out to answer that question. In a study, they found that peacocks are most afraid of white deer. They also found that peacocks were more likely to avoid areas with dense vegetation and more likely to stay close to areas with shorter vegetation. This information could be used to help protect peacocks from becoming prey. What are peacocks afraid of? What are Peacocks Predators?

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Are Peacocks afraid of Owls?

Owls are a bird of prey and peacocks, Peahens, and chicks are prey animals.

Owls have a great sight, fierce talons, soft feathers for quiet flight. Peacocks make a fine meal for an owl.

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Peacocks are also prey animals because they can’t fly away when threatened by predators like owls and it is easy for them to become the target of an owl attack due to their slow, awkward gait on land. Owls would be considered a predator animal since they hunt using sight at night or during dusk/dawn and they have sharp talons that can easily kill prey.

“The peacock, with all his gorgeous train, is the most beautiful object in creation; but he is also one of the timidest and cowardly creatures that exist.” -John Muir

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Are Peacocks afraid of Dogs?

Peacocks are afraid of dogs because dogs can be predators to them. Dogs may see peacocks as prey and chase or attack them. Peacocks have good vision and usually get away from dogs, but if a dog corners a peacock, the bird may not be able to escape.

Some dogs have a gentle nature, but many see birds as a meal. something does not chase and kill.

Are Peacocks afraid of Foxes?

Foxes are predators of peacocks

Foxes not only prey on peacocks but also hunt for their eggs, young chicks, and even adult peafowl. This is why foxes are referred to as a ‘keystone species’ in India due to the excessive hunting of the Indian Peafowl which affects other wildlife negatively.

Peacocks have evolved to be aware of their surroundings and potential predators. They will usually stay hidden in the undergrowth until they are sure that the coast is clear. If they spot a fox or any other predator, they will fly up into a tree or take off into flight.

Are Peacocks afraid of Cats?

However, Peacocks generally stay away from places where there are signs of cats in the area. Because they naturally fear them so much, it is only natural that peacocks would choose to avoid areas that might attract a cat’s attention. This means that you will be unlikely to see any peacock wandering around an environment which has been marked by a cat. Conversely, you are much more likely to see peacocks in areas where there are no cats present.

Small house cats spend the majority of their time hunting and stalking birds. If you own a cat, it is very likely that your pet will try to hunt down any peacock that they see unless you take preventative measures. It’s important to keep in mind though that even if cats are not present in the area, peacocks might still avoid places where there have been signs of them previously inhabiting an environment

Bobcats, Lynx, Puma, Mountain Lions the larger cats will all stalk, attack, kill and eat peacocks. If you see a peacock in the area and there are also signs of mountain lions or other larger cats, it would be best to avoid that place for your own safety

Peacocks are very timid birds and because they don’t have any claws with which to defend themselves against predators such as cats, they will try their best to avoid them at all costs. To a peacock, a cat is nothing more than an excuse to avoid going into that area and spend some time somewhere else

Are Peacocks afraid of People?

Wild peacocks are afraid of people and will usually run away when they see one. Peacocks in captivity, however, may not be as afraid of people because they are used to being around them. Some people even keep peacocks as pets!

If you ever see a wild peacock, don’t try to scare it or catch it. It’s best to just leave the bird alone.

Wild Pheasants, Wild Turkeys relatives of peacocks are all hunted for game, and they are usually wary of people. This wariness is why these birds make such good hunters’ prey.

Just like other wild animals, peacocks should be left alone in their natural habitats so that they can stay safe!

Wild peacocks are afraid of people and will usually run away when they see one. Peacocks in captivity, however, may not be as afraid of people because they are used to being around them. Some people even keep peacocks as pets!

Domesticated peafowl, such as the white peacock shown above, may not be afraid of people. They are raised and fed by people.

Some peacocks are kept as pets in the United States. Kept on leashes with halter-like collars, these pets are allowed to roam in their owners’ yards.

Are Peacocks afraid of other Peacocks?

Poultry, Turkeys, Chickens, Peacocks have a pecking order. Pecking order is best described as a dominance hierarchy. In the wild, if two males meet and one is clearly dominant over the other, the weaker bird will usually back off. The submissive peacock may give a small squawk or bow his head to indicate his submission.

The same applies to females. The more dominant female will usually get the first choice of food and nesting sites. The submissive female will typically give way to the other and may even look for another area in which she can feed or build her nest away from the more dominant bird.

So it seems that Peacocks are not afraid of other peacocks, they just know their place within the pecking order!

Why do Peacocks Attack Their own reflections ( in cars)?

Peacocks and peahens typically display on the edges of their territory. It is during this time that they will often attack their reflections. This can be seen as aggressive behavior if it happens within an enclosed space such as a car or apartment where there are no territories for them to protect themselves from these reflections, but still think something is there.

It is also possible that the peacocks are seeing their own reflections as intruders into their territory and are trying to scare them away. This could explain why they sometimes attack cars, since they may see the car’s reflection as another peacock encroaching on their space. The car’s windows can also act as mirrors and increase the chances of peacocks attacking their reflections.

What scares Peacocks away?

  • Owls
  • Eagles
  • hawks
  • Falcons
  • Foxes – The peacock’s main predators are foxes and coyotes – these animals can climb trees or jump over fences easily to get at the peacocks 
  • Wolves
  • House cats
  • Pumas
  • bobcats
  • House Cats
  • Dogs
  • Foxes
  • Raccoons
  • People if they are wild
  • They are also afraid of being in open spaces, so they prefer to be near trees and bushes
  • For every 1 predator, there is 5-10 prey items that could eat them which means they have a low chance of survival 
  • The lifespan of a peacock is about 8 years old on average with some living up to 15 years old if they avoid predation by other animals
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The lifespan of Peacocks in the wild?

The life span of a wild peacock is generally shorter because of the conditions they live in. They tend to have a longer lifespan when living outside of their natural habitat, which can be due to captivity or domestication. The lifespan of a wild peacock is about 8 years old. Their predators include leopards, tigers, and crocodiles.

The lifespan of a peacock in captivity is generally longer because they have less stress from being hunted by other animals.

In Summary:

Peacocks in the wild have a lifespan of about eight years, while those that are kept in captivity can live up to fifteen. The main predators of peacocks are foxes and coyotes, with bobcats and pumas also preying on them. Peacocks generally avoid people but may become used to them if they are kept as pets. They are scared of open spaces and prefer to be near trees and bushes. Peacocks typically attack their reflections when they see them on the edges of their territory.

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  • Gregory Gaines

    Darlene and I have Lived on a 500 Acre farm, we lived there raising our 3 children and 6 Foster Children. On That farm we and our Children Raised Rabbits Chickens Hogs Cattle Goats