Re: Cockatiel Lifespan

Subject: Re: Cockatiel Lifespan
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 22:40:58 +1000

> > I rescued an abused cockatiel ten years ago.  He was about three at the
> > time.  Can you give me an expected lifespan for a captive bird?  

The oldest pet cockatiel I have heard of is 33 years and going strong,
and living in Brisbane.  However the average lifespan for a pet
cockatiel is more like 15 years and very few make it over 20 years.  


Mike Owen
Sunshine Coast

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