My daughter was recently given an 11 month old cockatiel, which we all adore. This is our first experience and we would like to know, what is the average life expectancy of a cockatiel?



A cockatiel's life expectancy ranges from about 10 to 17 years and of course, that depends on how well bred it is and how it's needs are attended to. Sanitary housing, proper nutrition and a safe environment are the necessary requirement to insure your bird a long and healthy life. Enjoy your new friend and thanks for writing.