Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:12 PM
It says Aratinga conures live 20-30 years and Pyrrhura conures live 20-25 years. This got me curious about how old your conures are. Kiwi is 11 months old.
So let's write it like this
Yellow-sided green cheek
Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:16 PM
Puck - GCC 10 months
Scarlet - Rosiefron 18 months
The other two are older but we don't know for sure, our vet thinks over 10 years. Our Avian vet has a 37 year old Cockatiel which is double what is expected. No one really knows how long they can live with a good diet and a happy life. I have also heard of a Mitred over 50.
Puck - Cinnamon GCC:i.muroko:
Scarlet - Rosiefron Conure:Cherryhead_Conure1.
Isis - Jenday:sun2:
Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:50 PM
Normal green cheek
Peach fronted conure
at least 8yrs
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. Sir James Dewar
Enslaved by Mr. "Stinkefuss" Valo (greencheek conure) and Mr. "Angsthase" Nino (peach fronted conure)
Love the godfids Pita (sun conure) and Stupsi (tiel)
Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 10:56 PM
Good question! I have no clue on the exact date... Since I've had parrots for 30 years "hatchdates" haven't exactly been celebrated each year... Gari was one of two Green Cheeks that a breeder had been trying to sell - but since she (the breeder) was some distance away from populated areas, she had been unable to sell them for a few months. I picked up a classified ad for two Green Cheeks - in the village of Lumby, BC, Canada... It was a bit of a drive but I got Gari when she was four months old - at almost exactly this time of year...
When is Garis hatchdate? Cookie's 3y4m
Fortunately the household that Gari was raised in had kids, dogs, cats, and lots of other birds - so she was well socialized.
The breeder immediately recognized that I was familiar with parrots - and Gari immediately took to my wife an I - so it was an easy, and comfortable, sale for her.
Oh - I got to meet Gari's parents too - a nice couple. A bit stand-offish - but that's only to be expected since I was adopting one of their kids...
Anyway - I never asked the exact hatch date... So I really don't know - I can Email the breeder (I Email her with occasional Gari updates - which she seems to like to get) but because she's a "backyard breeder" (although I found her care of the animals exemplary) I don't think she will have accurate records of the exact date... We'll see...
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