How Long Do Cockatiels Live?


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Yooti Bhansali answered
Pet birds generally tend to have a long life. Present or potential owners should have proper knowledge of the age that their bird can reach and be ready to properly care for the bird throughout its entire life. As a generally accepted rule, the larger the size of the bird, the longer its life span is expected to be. All birds have estimated life spans which are obviously based on the assumption that the bird is in good health and kept in an ideal environment.

Cockatiels are tiny cockatoos that are native to the continent of Australia and common household pets. They are a popular choice for pets owing to their sweet and friendly temperament. They have an estimated life span of twenty years.
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Anonymous commented
The accompanying picture of a small yellow bird isn't a cockatiel, is it? His beak seems too small and I see no crest.
Kim Curtis
Kim Curtis commented
I had an exotic bird rescue and endangered parrot breeder business for 11 years (up to 45 large parrots at one time) and I have never actually heard a cockatiel referred to as a "tiny Cockatoo" We had 27 cockatiels and 9 cockatoos over the years. It is true that the larger the exotic parrot, the longer the expected life span. Under most circumstances, a cockatiel will live around 15 years. I beg of anyone reading this to tell anyone they know who may adopt a larger parrot... please do not adopt unless you have someone to will your bird to. They frequently live longer than their owner and they also grieve at the loss of a loved one. Also, the larger the bird the more attention they demand. They are incredibly intelligent creatures. They need emotional and social stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Frequently when a bird is adopted, the owner becomes their mate. Think about unrequited love. Very sad!!!
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Anonymous answered
I received my cockatiel as a gift just over 25 years ago. He has spent the last 15 years preferring only parakeet food. He has never been interested in any food that a human would eat. He does seem to get white spots behind his head as he ages, but still has all his feathers.
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rami agha answered
They live for about 16 yrs between 18-25 yrs in captivity
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Go to there is all kinds of information that you can get there, a is a great deal of information on them there, and all kinds of other stuff too.

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