Nanday Conure Forum

Message #6107. This is a followup to #6105.

Date:Sunday April 29, 2007 9:38:51 pm MDT
Subject:Re: How long have you had your bird?

Thanks for the nice replies.   I surely hope that I see my Ava on the other side.   I also believe in the other side. So, I hope our pets make it there as well that we love so much.   Its been a rough weekend.   I got Ava when I was 14, so he has been with me most of my life.   Great pet, and highly recommend conures to fellow pet lovers. He would sleep on my shoulder often, including our last night together.   The vet I took him to about 6 weeks ago about the sores said he had not seen a conure over 20 years old in his office.   So, I was curious how long people have had there birds.   What I read is they usually live 25 to 30 years.   


   Laughing Owl wrote:
> Bill: Kodiak and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved
> family member. From our beliefs, we know that on the other side all
> our loved ones from this life and others come to greet us when we
> cross over. This includes pets. I laugh and cry when I think of all
> the people trying to get through the swarm of cats, dogs, birds,
> turtles, guinia pigs, hamsters, etc. that I've had in this lifetime
> never mind multiplying it by the 10 or so lifetimes that I know I've
> had. But believe me I understand the pain of losing a family member
> after so many years.
> I've been a member of Hootie's flock since she came to us in
> September. I believe she's just over a year. She's a wild rescue.
> From what I've learned in my crash course in the last few months is
> that they can live anywhere from 35 to 45 years. Always going through
> my mind who will care for Hootie when I cross. I'm 47 now.
> Love, white light, and laughter, Laughing Owl & Kodiak
> Bill wrote:
> > My conure, Ava, just past away on Friday. He started to develop
> some
> > sores on his back and the feathers would stopped to grow back over
> > the past 6 months.   We had him for 25 years.   Lots of good
> memories
> > and a member of the family.   I will miss him greatly. He did not
> like
> > the cage.   He would sleep in the bathroom drawer and loved to
> chew
> > cereal boxes.   How long have others had their conures?   What is
> the
> > average life expectacy for a conure?

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