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Java Green Peafowl

The Java Green Peafowl weighs about 8-9 pounds on average, while females are smaller weighing about 2.5 pounds. Males have a beautiful tail full of color that can measure up to 6 feet in length. Their iridescent green, light blue, and yellow coloring will capture your eye. Females do lack vibrant colors, however, they do have scaled feathers and a long tail.


Java Green Peafowls will need a large aviary system, providing them with enough space to move with their long tails trailing behind them. These birds also enjoy running and are able to fly, so a top net is recommended.

You will also want to provide a sufficient heating system, as Java Green Peafowl do not do well with cold temperatures and need a dry space.


These birds are omnivores and enjoy a diet that ranges from insects, reptiles, grubs, seeds, and berries. They also do well with a higher protein game bird feed to supplement their natural diet.



The breeding season for Java Green Peafowl begins in April and lasts until about June. Peafowl may begin breeding by the age of 3 and males can be paired with multiple females.


Females nest on the ground, you will want to provide a suitable nesting area in a quiet area of the aviary.


The hens will lay 4-6 eggs per clutch, with incubation lasting about 36-38 days.


Once the chicks have hatched, they may require some additional attention to make sure they’re adapting to their new environment and eating a proper amount.