Fred is 100 years young this year (2014). He resides at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Australia. The Queen of England sent him well wishes.
This page is dedicated to the birds who have been documented to being over 30 years of age. Please send in your stories (pictures welcome too) of your "senior psittacines". Give age or approximate age, how documented, species, type of diet and environment and anything in the bird's history that may be relevant to its age. Submit here with SENIORS in the subject line.
"ZACHARY" - 104 YO DOUBLE YELLOWHEAD
"MIKI" & "SKIPARUE"
"PRICILLA & PHILLIPE" & "EDITH & ARCHIE"
I will try to get some information on how to determine the approximate age of a bird from our vets. For instance, upon necropsy of my old scarlet macaw hen, the vet said that he could tell she was very old by the look of her ovaries. Will try to supply more info on this.
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