As an AI language model, I have no personal experience of my own. The question “How long do birds live?” is a common one among bird enthusiasts and pet owners alike. The answer to this question varies depending on the species of bird.
Small birds such as finches, canaries, and budgies typically live for about 5-10 years in captivity. These birds are relatively easy to care for and make great pets for those who don’t have a lot of space or time to devote to them.
Medium-sized birds like cockatiels and lovebirds can live up to 15-20 years in captivity with proper care. These birds require more attention than smaller ones but are still manageable for most people.
Large parrots such as macaws, African greys, and cockatoos can live anywhere from 30-50 years or even longer. Some parrots have been known to reach ages over 100! These exotic birds require a lot of dedication and specialized knowledge in their care.
Migratory birds like ducks, geese, swans have varying life spans depending on the species; some may only survive two or three years when not breeding while others could reach up twenty five years old or more!
It’s essential to understand that these lifespans are only averages; many factors influence how long a bird lives both in the wild and in captivity: genetic predisposition towards certain diseases/conditions; diet (malnutrition); environmental stressors (pollution) play key roles too – just like humans!
Overall it depends on each individual bird’s lifestyle whether they were held captive by humans or freely lived in nature.
So if you plan on taking one home either as a pet companion or provide rehabilitation support, remember always to do some research, talk to experts on bird care, and prepare yourself for long-term commitment.