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post #11 of 17

My parakeets live about 15 years.  They come from various places but are put on a restricted seed diet.  They get lots of veggies along with cuttlebone for calcium.  I live in big cages to encourage activity.

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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post #12 of 17

 What is the best food for a parakeet to get them a longer lifespan?

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post #13 of 17

I add lots of cooked veggies, some kale, some fruit.

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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post #14 of 17
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I add lots of cooked veggies, some kale, some fruit.


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post #15 of 17

I am not sure... but the ones I have are all about 10 years old and going strong. 

 

I think many peoples parakeets die early because they just feed them a bad diet of only seeds and honey treads. They don't get a balanced diet then.

 

Mine get basic millet budgie mix and lots of fresh vegetable every day.  They also are outside so they get vitamin D from the sunlight.  I add multi vitamin drops to the drinking water about once or twice a week.. and they have mineral blocks for calcium and natural branches of fruit trees to rip apart.

 

I don't cut up the vegetables.. I just wash them.. and throw them in.  Heads of broccoli, pealed carrots, cabbage hearts and all their favourites.  They like the hard vegetable because the like to chew them up.

 

They absolute favourite is steamed yellow sweet corn.  They love an entire corn cob to chew up.  Keeps them entertained... but they only get corn about twice a month.. as I found it made them get really fat if they eat too much.

 

Finally they really need to be about to fly and be active.  In a small cage they don't get enough exorcise and will get fat and unhealthy.

 

Either allow them to fly around your room every day.. or better still get a huge cage of aviary for them. Mine live in a smallish aviary in the garden.


Edited by jak2002003 - 10/23/15 at 8:09pm
post #16 of 17
We had one and he only lived 3 years but her partner is 5 yrs and going strong
post #17 of 17

Parakeet is a general term for any small to medium sized species of parrot with a long tail(cockatiel excluded). Im assuming you mean american or english budgies. American budgies should live anywhere from 10-20 years and sometimes more if on a well balanced diet. Budgies on a seed only diet live shorter lives, around 8. Budgies should be on a 30% sprouted seed and 20% dry seed diet with a small amount of pellets and the rest should be veggies and a few fruits. Sprouted seeds are very healthy and thats what I feed my seed junky budgies to get them onto fresh food.

 
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