Longevity of birds

How many years does a bird live? It is a question that is usually asked by people and whose answer may surprise them. 

There is no average age encompassing all bird species on the planet. The half-life of a bird will be greatly influenced by its genetics and living conditions. A wild animal does not live the same thing as an animal in captivity.


Factors that will affect a bird's life years are as follows: 

Environmental factor: Temperature and humidity are important. Neither too cold nor too hot, the extremes are usually not good.

Hygiene factor: When you have an animal at home, it is important that your home is as clean as possible. The animal should also not be touched with dirty hands because dirt increases the risk of bacterial infections or viral diseases.

Feeding factor: It is essential for a bird to have the right amount of food. But it also influences that foods are fresh, good quality and varied. Your bird will live longer if it has all the vitamins your body needs.

Sex factor: In the case of birds, the life expectancy of females is lower than that of males. Females live less years because of the wear they suffer with the laying of eggs. 

Species factor: Biological characteristics are the most important factor. 


We show you a list of the most common bird species as a pet and their average life expectancy in years: 

Canary: From 5 to 10. Some males up to 20.

Mandarin diamond: From 5 to 7. 

Goldfinch: About 10. 

Parakeet: From 10 to 12. 

Lovebirds: From 10 to 15. Some specimens up to 20 years.

Nymph: From 10 to 15. Like the lovebird, they can also reach 20 years.

Argentine Parrot: From 15 to 20. Until the age of 30. 

Yaco: Up to 50.

Macaw: Between 50 and 70. Up to 80 years. 

Cockatoo: Between 30 and 70. 

Many bird species are a long-term commitment. The time you will live is a factor to keep in mind when your customers acquire it as a pet.
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