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Parakeet lifespan?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Arztwolf, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2014
    SW Texas
    I've read on different sites/in books that keets can live to be 10+, while other places say 3-5. Is it sort of like the "hatchery chicken vs.chicken from breeder" thing?

    My three are from Petsmart and Petco (no where else to get them here) and are fed a balanced diet and allowed to fly around their room all day.
  2. Keah

    Keah Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2015
    It really does depend on the type of lifestyle your parakeet has :) sounds to me like they have a lovely life. I'm sure they will live a long time..my friend had a blue parakeet that lived to be 9 years old so anything is possible. 9 years is quite a good life for a parakeet :)
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  3. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2014
    English Budgies tend to live shorter lives than their American Budgie Counterparts. I'm not really sure why. An American Budgie can live up to 15 years of age. An English Budgie's life span is normally 5 to 8 years. If they are healthy then they will live out a long, healthy life normally.
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  4. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Wild, Wild West
    I have had keets for years. PetSmart and PetCo usually say between 10 and 20 years. I have a keet who is 12 and going strong!
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  5. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2014
    SW Texas
    What brand of food do you feed your keet? Mine get a blend of ZuPreem and a regular seed mix. I feed the ZuPreem since they refuse to eat fruit/veg, no matter what size, shape, color it is.[​IMG]
  6. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011

    I feed my Budgie boy the same diet as you. Although he waits until we add seed to his feed bowl and seems to pick that out. He demands a seed refill twice a day (when I feed the dogs). :rolleyes:
    Kids! They won't touch veggies with a ten foot pole!
  8. mobe_45

    mobe_45 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    Webster City, Ia
    My great aunt had a 20 yr old one. Her apartment was kept at about 80 all yr long though. It could answer the phone and carry on a conversation.
  9. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2014
    SW Texas
    Yeah, tell me about it! Mine have decided they no longer like the Zupreem and will now only eat the cheap seed, veggie and fruit mix. [​IMG]
  10. Pekin Bantam

    Pekin Bantam Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2015
    The Chook's Coop

    I'm a bit of a bird expert and I think I can help you with your question. Parakeets usually live for 12 - 13 years however there have been known cases for them to live up to 20 years. I hope this is able to help you.

    -Pekin Bantam-

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