“Handsome fella”
Sponsor Me!

A beautiful male peacock was rescued by a caring woman named Gloria and her partner Reza in Southern California. The injured bird wandered into her yard with with a very badly broken leg.  Gloria and Reza cared for Peanut, and could tell that he was in urgent need of both medical attention and eventually a sanctuary. They brought him to a vet specialist down in Southern California named Dr. Molnar, an avian specialist at All Animals Veterinary, recommended by a fellow animal sanctuary. Goatlandia offered to take Peanut in, and began building him a special enclosure where he can recover after surgery and planning for his transport north. Because Peanut needs recheck vet visits after surgery, Dr. Molnar referred us to The Medical Center For Birds in Oakley, up here in Northern California, for Peanut's surgery and post operative care.

Goatlandia founder Deborah Blum and her husband Patrick drove down to pick up Peanut April 1st, and he is settling in at his new home and his new aviary at Goatlandia. Because Peanuts' ligaments are beyond repair and the fracture is so severe, the only option is to fuse the ankle and knee joint into a standing/slightly bent position so he can use it as a peg leg. Eventually, Peanut will be able to put weight on it and will need a special kind of wide perch to sit on.  Peanut will go to Medical Center for Birds Friday for admission and surgery and come home to rest and heal at Goatlandia.  We are so happy to welcome Peanut into our family, and so grateful to everyone who helped save Peanut.

We estimate Peanut will need two weeks of recovery. His medical care, including the surgery, bloodwork, and medication, his new aviary and initial feed costs, and the transport costs are around $6,300. And, once Peanut is healed, we will be rescuing some more peacocks so Peanut will have friends.


Please help us take care of Peanut!
We are holding a special fundraiser for Peanut to help cover the expenses for his care. We could use your support and donations.

When animals get adopted, it means we have room to save more! If you are interested in adopting Peanut, please download our adoption form and reach out to us to schedule a time for a visit and interview!
Some of our rescued animals need specific medical care, treatments, or supplements to help them grow and heal here at the sanctuary. Peanut falls in that category, and so we have a special Cuddly campaign just for them.

Some more pictures of me!

Tell your friends about me!

What's goating on at Goatlandia? Sign up to get the scoop!

crosschevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram