To What Age Do Parrots Live?

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Parrots may live anywhere from six to eight years to more than 80 years, depending on the species. Larger birds tend to live longer than smaller parrots.

There are more than 350 parrot species found all across Australia, the Bahamas, Europe, Mexico, New Guinea, Philippines, South America and Southeast Asia. Parrots with shorter average life spans include conures, which live six to eight years, and budgies of Australia, which live for 12 to 15 years, on average. Longer-living species include the African grey, which can live 70 to 80 years, and the macaw, with an expected life span of 80 years or more.