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How Long Do Parrots Live?

Saturday, May 14, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

parrotIf you are thinking of getting a parrot as a pet, you should not only be concerned about buying the perfect bird cage or bird stand, you should be aware of the lifespan of parrots. I hate to say it but some live longer than humans. You must also designate someone to leave your parrot to in the event that he out lives you. Here’s a list of the average lifespan of parrots.

Budgies

The average lifespan of budgies is about 12 – 15 years. These types of parrots inhabits in Australia.

Cockatiels

Cockatiels have an expected lifespan of about 15 – 20 years. They are commonly found in the western Australian deserts and Cape York Peninsula.

Lovebirds
Lovebirds can live up to 20 years

Conjures

The average lifespan of Conures is about 6 – 8 years. (2) These birds are normally found in the Central America and South America.

Amazon Parrots

These types of parrots have an expected lifespan of about 50 – 60 years. They are endemic to South America, Mexico and Caribbean.

African Grey Parrots
These grayish parrots have longer lifespan of about 70 – 80 years. These species are widely found in Tanzania, western Kenya, Congo, and Angola.

Cockatoos

Cockatoos have a lifespan of about 60 – 70 years. These kinds of parrots are found in Philippine, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Macaws

Macaws are by far one of the longest living parrots. They have a lifespan of about 80 – 90 years. Some have even lived up to 100 years. Macaws are found in South America, Mexico, and Caribbean.

Do some research before adopting a parrot and make sure his bird cage is the correct size.

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