Birds Life Expectancy

Zebra Finches – 5-10 yrs
Parakeets – 12-18 years
Canaries – 10-20 years
Cockatiels – 15-20 years
Lovebirds – 15-20 years
Amazons – 50-60 years
African Greys – 50-70 yrs
Cockatoos – 40 –80 years
Macaws – 40-80 years

  
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Top 10 Bird Health Problems

 1. Poor nutrition – seed only diets, seed-reliant diets

2. Toxic fumes – Teflon, cigarettes

3. Conditions from dirty cages, water, old food

4. Vitamin deficiency – Vitamin A, Calcium, Phosphorus and D3

5. Dehydration – have multiple drinking cups

6. Flying loose – can get hurt

7. Other family or neighbor pets – cats, dogs

8. Toxins – toys, food, plants, chemicals, fumes

9. Stress

10. Contact with infected birds or animals

  
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Bird Species Health Conditions

To learn which health conditions are more prevalent in your specific bird species, click here.

  
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Toxic To Birds

Teflon pans, in 3 ½ minutes, can release toxic gases on an electric burner set on “high”. These gases are toxic to birds. To learn more

Toxins

1. Chocolate

2. Teflon fumes

3. Mushrooms

4. Cigarette smoke

5. Alcohol/Caffeine

6. Flea products

7. Avocado pit/skin

8. Dried beans

9. Fumes—cleaners

10. Aerosols

  
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