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Brisbane bans pet peacocks – after residents complain about randy mating


Brisbane City Council is set to ban keeping peacocks and peahens in residential areas under a proposed new animal law after several complaints in the last year regarding the amorous avians.

“Council has received 11 noise complaints about peafowl, which can be excessive during mating season,” a council spokesman told the Brisbane Times.

Currently, up to 20 peacocks can be kept on a property more than 800 square metres and up to six on premises under 800 square metres.

Having watched this video here, we can see why your neighbours might find your loved-up pets a little irritating.

But the news that current peafowl owners will need to surrender their pets if the law goes ahead has not gone down well with them.

Looks like the Council will have another fowl problem to solve.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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