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How Long Do Parrots and Other Pet Birds Live

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Question: How Long Do Parrots and Other Pet Birds Live
Answer: Pet birds can be quite long lived -- potential owners need to be aware of the age their bird might reach and be prepared to provide proper care for the bird over its entire life span. As a general rule, the larger the bird, the longer the expected life span. Listed below are some estimated life spans for common parrots and other pet birds. These are of course based on a healthy bird kept under ideal conditions. In reality there is quite a wide range in the age that pet birds might reach, and certainly some will even live longer than the ages listed below:

Finches - 15 years
Canaries - 15 years
Budgies - 15 years
Cockatiels - 20 years
Lovebirds - 20 years
Conures - 30 years
Amazons - 50 years
African Greys - 50 years
Cockatoos - 65 years
Macaws - 60 years
Doves and Pigeons - 20 years

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