A Parrots Average Life Span

So you’ve made the decision to enrich your life with a feathered friend.

Parrots are unique among pet birds in that they have the potential to be with you for your entire life.

A parrot’s life span in captivity is considerably shorter than his potential life span. This is due to environmental factures.

Nothing happier than watching your birds healthy and how long they enrich your life is in your hands. Proper nutrition, veterinary care and your parrots mental health are key factures in the life span of your companion bird. Here are some approximate life spans for various species of common companion birds.

NOTE: The larger the parrot the longer the commitment. Most of these birds require a lifetime commitment.


Macaws 50 – 100 +

Cockatoos 40 – 60 +

Amazons 50 – 70 +

African Grays 50 – 60 +

Eclectus 65 – 85

Conure 12 – 30

Lories and Lorikeets 13 – 25

Caique 30

Senegal 50 years

Cockatiel 12 to 20

Parakeets 7 to 18 years

Lovebirds average 15 to 25

Canaries average 10 to 15 years

Finches average 5 to 10.