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Can Peacocks Eat Watermelon?

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Peacocks are able to eat watermelon. They are very adventurous eaters who are not picky and will eat almost anything given to them, including watermelon. The seeds contained within a watermelon provide excellent nutrients and vitamin sources that are essential to a peacock’s health.

Although peacocks can eat watermelon, it is important to feed it to them in moderation. This ensures they obtain the health benefits without having too much.

When providing your peacock with watermelon, make sure the fruit is given in small bite-sized amounts to prevent choking and overeating. 

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Health Benefits of Watermelon for Peacocks

Watermelon is healthy and nutritious for both humans and animals, with benefits ranging from antioxidants to essential nutrients. Below are the most common health benefits of watermelon and how they aid in your peacock’s well-being.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a vital vitamin for humans and peacocks. It contributes to healthy vision, increased immune support, and healthy reproduction. In addition, vitamin A helps keep organs strong, clean, and healthy. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is another vital vitamin for both humans and peacocks. This vitamin aids in the necessary growth and development of body tissues.

Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, aids in the proper functioning of the immune system, and could help with the maintenance of teeth, cartilage, and bones. 

Potassium

Potassium is found in many fruits and vegetables and is a necessary nutrient for humans and animals. Potassium plays a large part in maintaining healthy levels of fluid inside cells. Furthermore, potassium helps muscles function and supports healthy blood pressure. 

Fiber

Fiber is commonly known for providing healthy bowel movements. Fiber may aid in lowering cholesterol levels and regulating blood sugar as well as aiding healthy weight. In addition, fiber may prevent certain types of diseases, such as heart disease, diverticular disease, and type 2 diabetes. 

High Water Content 

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Many fruits and vegetables have a high water content, which means they contain high levels of water. Watermelon is one of these fruits.

Watermelon has a water content of around 92%. This makes it a very hydrating fruit that aids your peacock’s health and hydration levels. Furthermore, hydration may lead to increased energy, easier digestion, and more! 

Fun Watermelon-Based Peacock Treats 

Peacocks love to try new foods, including fruits and vegetables! Watermelon is a great treat and a great fruit for peacocks’ health and nutrient levels.

Below are three watermelon-based treats that you can prepare and feed to your peacock! Enjoy!  

When feeding these treats to your peacock, it is important to do so in moderation. This ensures your colorful friend is not overeating.

It is also important to wash all fruits and vegetables before serving and preparing them to decrease the chances of illness from bacteria or insects. 

When done preparing your treats, you can store them in the fridge to ensure fresh flavor and texture. 

Watermelon Delight

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This treat is based on watermelon and fresh fruit, and it is designed to be made fresh and does not require baking. Below are the ingredients! 

  • ¼ of a watermelon– cut into small, bite-sized cubes 
  • ½ of a banana– cut into small, bite-sized slices 
  • ½ of an apple of choice (peacocks often prefer sweeter apples)- cut into bite-sized chunks

All fruits should be cut into small pieces, small enough for the peacock to eat and chew thoroughly. When all fruits are cut up, mix them into a large salad bowl. When combined, it is ready to serve! The serving size for your peacock is ¼ cup.

Veggies Galore     

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This recipe uses vegetables to create a fresh and delicious treat. This treat is designed to not need any baking and should be prepared fresh. Below are the ingredients and directions: 

  •  ¼ cup of cooked/raw peas– depending on preference
  •  ½ carrot cut into small chunks– cooked or raw, depending on preference. 
  •  ¾ cup raw/cooked corn– depending on preference 
  •  ¼ of a watermelon– cut into small bite-sized cubes 
  •  ¾ cup barley– preferred cooked

When ingredients are all prepared, add them to a bowl and mix. Once complete, this treat can be given to your peacock. About ¼ cup is recommended to prevent overeating and prevent any digestive issues.

Fruity Favorites 

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This last treat contains a variety of fruits that is sure to excite your peacock. This treatment requires no baking and should be served fresh. Below are the ingredients and directions. Enjoy! 

  • Around 4-5 grapes
  • ½ a peach cut into small chunks
  • ½ a pear– cut into small chunks
  • ¼ of a watermelon– cut into small, bite-sized cubes 

When all the ingredients are prepared, combine them in a large bowl and mix them all together. This treat is similar to that of a fruit salad and should be given in ¼-cup servings to your peacock.

Summary

Watermelon is a tasty, hydrating fruit that peacocks can eat. Just make sure to serve the fruit in moderation as a treat.

Special Note

The information listed in this article is not a replacement for medical advice. If you believe your peacock is displaying abnormal or odd symptoms, it is important to call your veterinarian right away to ensure your peacock is in peak health! 

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