When you are looking at getting a pet bird, it is always a good idea to know the life span of the bird you are considering. Many people do not realized the lifetime commitment they are making when getting a bird. Understanding the different timelines in regards to the bird you want will help you make an educated decision:

Blank Header Longevity
(years)
Incubation
(days)
Weaned
(weeks)
Sexual Maturity
Finch 5 12-14 3 2+ mos.
Canary 5-15 13-14 6 1 yr
Dove 8 14 4 1 yr.
Parakeet 8-15 16 5-6 6-8 mos.
Cockatiel 15-25 21 6-8 7 mos. – 1 yr.
Lovebirds 10-12 18 6-8 8-12 mos.
Conure 10-35 21-23 6-9 1-3 yrs.
Lorie & Lorikeet 15+ mos. 21 3-4 1-2 yrs.
African Grey 40+ 24-26 10-12 3 yrs.
Amazon 25-50 23-24 10-12 2+ yrs.
Macaw 25-50+ Small:
23-24

Large: 26-28

Small:
8-10

Large:
26-28

Small:
2 yrs.

Large:
5 yrs.

Cockatoo 30+ 24-26 12-15 2+ yrs.

Now that you have an idea of how long the pet bird you want may live, and know how many pet bird supplies you will need over the years, you can decide on the bird that will best fit your family and lifestyle.

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