Subscribe to our newsletter for FREE pet updates
Thank you! Please check your inbox to confirm your subscription.
Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again.

Unravel the Mysterious Lifespan of Parrots: 2 Years to 80+

Explore the incredible diversity in parrot lifespans and the fascinating factors contributing to their longevity, reshaping our understanding of these intelligent creatures.

parrots lifespan


  • There are more than 350 types of parrots, or psittacines; smaller parrots may live an average of eight to 15 years, according to some estimates, while others may live 25 to 50 years
  • A study of more than 130,000 individual parrots uncovered a wide range of lifespans, including an average of two years for fig parrots and 30 years for scarlet macaws
  • The sulphur crested cockatoo came in with an average lifespan of 25 years, but some birds lived much longer — more than 80 years
  • When comparing lifespan and brain size, the researchers found that bigger brain size was associated with longer lives in parrots
  • It’s suggested that bigger brains are indicative of greater intelligence, which gives parrots a survival advantage

Most Recent