Is It Good My Cockatiel Is 25 Years Old?

Is It Good My Cockatiel Is 25 Years Old?

Joey L asks:

 

My Cockatiel, Woody, turned 25 this year.

 

Is that good for a cockatiel and why do you think he is still going strong?

 

dog and cockatiel sleeping next to each other

Woody and Maddie – best friends ever!

 

Catherine Tobsing replied

 

Dear Joey

 

25 is great for a cockatiel.

 

What type of cockatiel is he?

 

The normal colored bird is likely to live longer than a mutation color like an albino.

 

A bird who has been fed more than just seed and water will usually live longer.

 

A bird that has been able to fly will usually live longer, providing the house is bird safe.

 

You have been doing well, keep it up.

 

We love pictures.

 

Joey L replied

 

I’ve always kept Woody very active.

 

I clip his wings but allow him to walk around and interact with my other pets.

 

And he loves a good car ride and when I run the vacuum cleaner.

 

He is in love with my dog Maddie.

 

He is unable to fly these days.

 

However, he is as feisty as ever.

 

Thanks a lot for answering my question.

 

I appreciate that 😊

 

Joey

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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