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Bill <email address not displayed>
Bill wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > 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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