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August 10, 2020

Grey life span

What is the average life span for a captive grey?


Thank you for attending our webinar by Lisa Bono. Below is Lisa’s response:

Hi Sherry.

We are told 50 years. Most do not make it that long due to disease (cancer/liver, etc) poor diets, lack of medical care and human error. My oldest is 39. I certainly hope I can get him past that 50-year mark. I am not personally aware of anyone who has one over 50 with documented proof. Many will say their bird is 60 but was told that from their neighbor’s aunt’s cousin whose grandmother was friends with the first owner.

Lisa Bono

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