'Teen Mom' star Farrah Abraham slammed over pet peacocks after nearly burning down her flat
Farrah Abraham, a pet lover, drew the ire of her neighbors when she let a pair of peacocks live in her apartment
AUSTIN, TEXAS: The neighbors of former 'Teen Mom' star Farrah Abraham "filed complaints about a pair of peacocks" residing in her opulent Texas condo. The US Sun has discovered exclusively from a source that Farrah caused trouble at her upscale Austin high-rise, where she has lived since the summer, and caused a fire in September, after bringing a pair of peacocks inside immediately after moving there.
According to the neighborhood fire department, Farrah's opulent Austin home caught fire one night in September after a lighted candle ignited her patio furniture. Around 2.30 am on September 9, the Austin Fire Department verified that they had responded to Farrah's residence. According to a fire department spokesperson, the fire started when "a candle knocked over and caught a chair on fire." No investigator was dispatched to the site since the AFD determined that the incident was an accident. Sophia, Farrah's daughter, was in the flat when it caught fire. Thankfully, neither Sophia nor Farrah were hurt during the incident.
The mother-of-one delightedly showed her feathery companions to followers in an Instagram story when she first got the fledglings. The former 'Teen Mom' actress announced that the birds were "our new baby friends, our new peacocks!" before exclaiming how much her little dogs enjoyed the birds. In the video on Reddit, she said, "The birds are like totally acclimated, they're loving the puppies."
While Farrah's animal companions showed excitement over their new roommates, some residents of the building were yelling 'fowl.' According to a source with knowledge of the matter, there were concerns about the peacocks that lived in the flat. The insider also said that Farrah has a cat and two dogs in the apartment, Zuchon and Cupcake, whose fur is frequently colored. Although it's unknown if the peacocks were still living in the apartment when the snake slithered loose, the reality star previously lamented losing her daughter's boa constrictor in the costly home.
Fans of the 'Teen Mom' actress may also recognize her pony, Starburst, who does not appear to be staying inside the apartment but whose hair was recently colored, much to the chagrin of social media users. While it's unknown whether the birds have found a better home, a representative for the building declined to comment on any of its residents, human or otherwise. The Austin Animal Center told The US Sun that they have no affiliation with any peacocks at the site.
Fans have earlier shared their concerns on the living situations about her pets. A Reddit user went on to comment on the viral video of her pet peacocks living in her luxury apartment, in a bare bones wire cage: "This is…not an ideal situation for them." Another fan accused her of mistreating her pets, as they write: "I wonder how long it will be before she starts taping their mouths shut like she did to her dogs at her previous LA apartment." One other concerned fan commented: "That poor cage cannot be good for them." An angry fan slammed her saying: "She’s not fit to own any animals. If I could report her I would."
One fan went on to chronicle all her erractic behaviors over the years, as they comment: "Animal abuse. Child abuse/ grooming. Blatant instability, substance abuse and untreated mental illness. Documented for over 10 years. Yet she’s walking around free." Another fan suggested: "Farrah clearly belongs in a psych ward." Calling her out on 'animal abuse' another fan commented: "I hope someone who knows where she lives will contact the local animal control there!" Another fan comment read as: "Anyone know the name of her complex? I’ll call the Humane society in Austin myself."
The birds that were previously peacocking on the 'Teen Mom' alum's social media platforms appear to have vanished into thin air. Since her arrival at the building this summer, Farrah has created quite a stir.
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