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 Post subject: Average lifespan of a pet budgie
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:07 am 
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Hi,
Thought I would ask the APF team what is the average lifespan / age of a pet budgie?
Our little guy (Bluey he is almost a viloet - very original but the best a 3 year old could come up with at the time), you could almost consider him domesticated, has just had his 11th birthday and going strong. He was a present for our youngest daughter for her 3rd birthday, she turns 14 in 2 weeks.
He has been a good investment and has managed to survive longer than most other presents including his original cage.

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 Post subject: Re: Average lifespan of a pet budgie
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Hi Rhode Red,

There is no simple answer- anything up to 15-18 yrs but a lot depends on their genetics and their diet.
Many don't make it past 5 yrs.

14 is a good age, so well done!
Keep doing whatever it is you're doing. :-D


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 Post subject: Re: Average lifespan of a pet budgie
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:14 am 
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thanks parvo - I was wondering that myself after I saw this post


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 Post subject: Re: Average lifespan of a pet budgie
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occasion13.gif Bluey

The average lifespan of a budgie is 4-5 years, maximum age is 15 years.

Show budgies tend to fall of their perches earlier.

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 Post subject: Re: Average lifespan of a pet budgie
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Petite Poulet wrote:
occasion13.gif Bluey

The average lifespan of a budgie is 4-5 years, maximum age is 15 years.

Show budgies tend to fall of their perches earlier.

They sure do the kids like the big budgies but they never live much longer than 2 or 3 years must be all that messed up genetics going on. Now they want another new budgie but I told them just a normal little green budgie


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This was William Henry Gates III, commonly known as Bill or Boof as he had a big head, a show budgie. He had all sorts of digestive problems and also was rather confused and tried to mate with the cockatiel who turned out to be a male too!


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 Post subject: Re: Average lifespan of a pet budgie
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He does have a big boofy head [smilie=a_holycrap.gif] very cute wee.




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