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how long do peachfronted conures live?

(updated Jan. 30, 2021)

Barring health issues or accidents, they will normally live into their mid to late twenties, but it is possible for them to live to age 31. By their late twenties, they tend to show signs of old age like creaky voices and maybe stiff-wing/arthritis, and I'm not aware of any peachfronted conures who reached the age of 32. My two longest-lived female peachfronts passed away at age 27, while my two longest-lived male peachfronts passed away at one month shy of reaching age 30 (Courtney) and two months shy of reaching age 31 (Sheldon).

There is some wide variation. I tell people that if they're looking to buy a Peachfront (or any Conure), plan like you're going to have the bird for 30 years. However, if you provide good care, don't kick yourself if the bird passes away at, say, age 18. There's great variation in how long "old age" lasts for humans. The average life expectancy might be 80 or what-have-you, but we all understand that plenty of folks do everything right and still move on to the next world much younger. And some people are still around to blow out the candles on their 100th birthday cake.

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