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Lisa M. wrote: > Bill, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am relatively new to this > board and conure life, but I got my Jack as a rescue about 2 months > ago and was told he is already 20. I was also planning on asking the > board about life spans as I have read many different spans. I hope to > have my boy (?)(who is already spoiled rotten and very loved) for many > years and now I have hope. I am pretty sure he lives a more acive life > here than in his previous home, but am encouraged by his increasing > interaction and play. Let us know if a new bird finds you. Lisa > > > Bill wrote: > > Nice to hear that you have two birds in there twenties. I have > not > > seen anyone else with birds in their twenties. Ava's sore on her > > back might have been cancer, I'm thinking. It just kept getting > > bigger. I would put sab on it and a black crust would form, but > > then it would be raw again and grow bigger. So, I'm thinking that > > she was in some pain. She did not like us touching her back much > > the last few months. The vet only said to apply some sab to it. > > > > Does anyone else know of nanday conures to live past 25 years? > > > > Thanks for all the encouragement. It helps. > > > > Bill > > > > > > Bruce Byfield wrote: > > > Bill wrote: > > > > > > > How long have others had their conures? What is > > > > the average life expectacy for a conure? > > > > > > I'm sorry to hear about your loss. > > > > > > We've had Ning for 23 years, and Sophie for 21, I think that Ning > > is > > > about 24, and Sophie about 26. So far, both seem relatively > > > unaffected by old age, except for the fact that Sophie hasn't > laid > > an > > > egg in about three years. They're both as active as ever, > > including > > > sexually. > > > > > > I don't think anyone knows exactly how long conures can live, > > because > > > only anecdotal evidence exists. Conures in the wild have been > known > > to > > > live into their early twenties, and Gerald Durrell and other > > > naturalists say that, as a general rule, you can double the > > > life-expectancy in the wild for any domestically kept animal, but > > > that seems to be the best anyone can say. I think this is where > > the > > > 35-45 year figures you hear generally come from. > > > > > > Probably, different species would vary in their life expectancy, > > too, > > > but how would be anyone's guess. Often, smaller species have > > shorter > > > life spans, but I don't know whether that generality would hold > > true > > > for conures.
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