Nanday Conure Forum

Message #6111. This is a followup to #6109.

Name:Bill
Date:Monday April 30, 2007 4:36:51 pm MDT
Subject:Re: How long have you had your bird?
Message: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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