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Really How Long Do Parakeets Live?

A parakeet has any of the numerous medium to large-sized parrots, in several genera, which usually have medium to long feathery tail feathers. Older spelling variations can still be encountered as paraquat or paroquet. The word parakeets typically refers only to the smaller parrots.

Parakeets vary greatly in lifespan, with some reaching a few years and others, only a year or so. Some species, like the common parrot, live just a few months on average while others, like the African Grey parakeeta can live up to 10 years.

Parakeets can live anywhere from one to five years in captivity with regular feeding and medical attention, but it will depend on their environment, age and overall health. Parakeets are not picky eaters. However, they tend to be more aggressive in eating seeds and nuts than other foods, such as vegetables and fruits.

Parakeets love to nest and can be very protective of their nest. They prefer to build it near trees as they feel this helps them to have a sense of security when they are nestled close. However, most parakeets will choose to nest in areas where there are no other birds. Parakeets also have an extremely active lifestyle. Although they tend to not fly, they can still take flight if given the chance, which is something to be aware of.

Parakeets are known to be vocal in the wild, often singing and screeching at anything and everyone they see. In captivity, most owners find that these wild-like behaviors can be easily subverted and used to train their parakeets, especially when they learn to speak their own names, and recognize their owners.

Parakeets do require a lot of care and love. They can be quite demanding and will not tolerate the idea of anyone hurting or mistreating them. When choosing a breeder, make sure that they are dedicated to caring for and properly housing their parakeets. You want to give your parakeet’s the best possible life and you want them to stay healthy for years to come.

Parakeets need to be fed every two hours, depending on their age and activity level. It is best to feed them once a day, although some prefer to feed once every hour. If you have multiple parakeets, make sure that they are placed in different locations so that each bird has plenty of room to move around without bumping into others or objects they cannot reach.

Parakeets should always be kept clean and have a clean cage. Keeping the cage clean and dry helps to promote the health of your parakeet, as well as the longevity of the parakeet. Breeders may use a variety of methods, including dusting, clipping, and wiping with paper towels, to keep their parakeets free from bugs and other unwanted creatures.

Parakeets can live up to fifteen years, although most prefer around ten. There are many benefits to owning a parakeet. They are fun and unique animals to own and to have around. Parakeets are easy to care for and fun to watch, and are a great addition to any household.