Parrot Life Span
How long will your Parrot Live?
So you’ve decided to enrich your life with a feathered friend. Parrots are the most unique among pet birds in that they have the potential long life spans and to be with you for your entire life time.
A parrot’s life span in captivity is considerably shorter than its potential life span.
Due to environmental factors. How long they enrich your life is in your hands as
an owner. Proper nutrition and veterinary care are key factors in the life span of
your companion bird. Here are some approximate life spans figures for the
various species of common companion birds.
NOTE: The larger the parrot the longer the commitment. Most of these birds require a life long commitment from their owners.
Macaws 50 - 100 , Cockatoos 40 - 60 , Amazons 50 - 70 , African Grays 50 - 60, Eclectus 65 - 85 , Conure 12 – 30 , Lories and Lorikeets 13 – 25, Caique 30, Senegal 50 years, Cockatiel 12 to 20, Parakeets 7 to 18 years, Lovebirds average 15 to 25, Canaries average 10 to 15 years, and Finches average 5 to 10 years.
The lifespan of a parrot depends on the species. Smaller types of parrots
generally have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, while some larger varieties can live
as long as 80 years.
What Species of a Parrot should I be look for? According to Parrot Life Span.
The Species of Parrot that you may be thinking of buying in the near future really depends on your personal experience and the parrots life span. I would not recommend any one to just go out and invest in a Blue and Gold Macaw, Cockatoo, or Amazon. Its a little like this, The larger the Parrot the longer its life span. And more experience is needed. If you are a beginner to Parrot keeping then start out with a smaller friendly natured bird like a Budgie, Cockatiel, Rosella or maybe a Ring neck Parakeet. Then as time goes by and you gain experience you may be able to look at adding to your family with a larger more demanding bird. When thinking about which species of parrot you are going to adopt please remember these Birds have a life span that allows them to can live for a very long time sometimes outlive their owners. This is all very good if you have a family member who is willing to take on such a bird once you have left this world. It is a huge responsibility so please think about this when buying a bird, Generally Bigger Parrots tend to have longer life spans. A Budgie may live 10 to 20 years but a Large Blue and Gold Macaw may live 80 years plus. I would also like to remind any potential parrot owner about children. Please bear in mind that not all parrots are as friendly to the whole family as you would like. Most Parrots look to towards their favorite person within a household as the flock leader and will protect them to a certain amount. With training and a lot of patience your bird will get to know everyone within the family.
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