Parakeet Life Span

If you are buying a cat or dog you know you are in for about 15 years of companionship but if you are thinking of purchasing a new pet bird then you need to think about how long they will live! If you were to buy yourself a pet macaw for example you will have a friend for 40 to 50+ years! That is a big responsibility for a pet owner and if you are a slightly older person your pet very well may out live you too! A parakeet life span isn’t quite as long as a macaw or an African gray but you still have to ask yourself the question “what is the life span of a parakeet” before you buy one. The average parakeet life span is around 8 to 10 years but with the proper diet, nutrition and with the new advances in avian medicine a parakeet can even live a bit longer!

When you consider the life span of any bird it is a little bit different to a dog or cat, there is a general rule that you can use however, the bigger the bird the longer the life span. If the African Gray or the Macaw is anything to go by then this is a pretty solid rule! How long your parakeet actually lives however is largely dependent on proper diet and nutrition and their general lifestyle. Keep your parakeet cage and food areas clean to avoid any bugs, regular cleaning is essential to parakeet longevity! The most important tip to increase your parakeet life span ensure that you see a vet at the first sight of any health troubles, as mentioned previously avian medicine is advancing all the time so regular vet visits can guarantee your parakeet is in tip top shape!

parakeet life span

If you are interested in Parakeets then you might be interested in the expected life spans of some other birds. This isn’t a complete list but rather a few of my personal favourite bird species, I’m sure there is plenty of info about other birds online! Anyway, here is a list of expected life spans for some of our other feathered friends:

  • Parakeets: 8-10 years
  • Cockatoos: 30-40+ years
  • Cockatiels (Cockatiels are awesome!): 15-20 years
  • Conures (one of my other favourite types of birds) : 15-20 years
  • Lories & Lorikeets: 15+ years
  • Macaws: 40-50 (even higher sometimes!) years
  • Mini Macaws:20-25 years
  • Doves: 10-15 years
  • African Grays: 40-50+ years
  • Canaries: 7-10 years
  • Lovebirds: 10-12 years