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DrLebaron
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Life Span?

What's the lifespan of a pet red fronted male non breeder?
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject:

There have been several discussions on this..
General rule of thumb seems to be about 8 to 12 yrs in capitivity...there are many factors, diet , conditions etc.
Some of the breeders here have had kakariki otr to 18 yrs, exception and 12 to 15 not uncommon.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject:

Mine are 11yrs old and haven't slowed down a bit. They don't seem old at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject:

I've had my Kakariki since 1993 and he was 1 when i got him. So he is 20 years old. Finally starting to age a little. Recently he started not talking as much but still flies around checking out everything and one for that matter =)

He is a red fronted male non breeder hope that helps. I thought they lived longer like a big parrot, but after reading most peoples experiences I'm realizing he's pretty old. Kind of makes me sad.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject:

My brothers have hit 12 yrs.
Same thing, red fronted male, non breeders...and spoiled.
4 cages to go back and forth to.

I'm hoping 20.

My first kak died of misadventure at 7 1/2.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject:

Sad to say that answer was just over 12yrs for one of my brothers. Crying or Very sad

I found my Dallas bird dead. Keeled to one side with eyes open.
He was still warm and I was hoping there was some life left, but no.

He was fine earlier and gave me a shake. @ 4 hrs later, he was dead.
Was eating and drinking fine.

I dunno if his brother had something to do with it. His brother has been a jerk for a few weeks for some reason. Homie seemed to be bugging his brother a lot more.
We'll see how Homie makes out without a brother for the first time ever.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:23 pm    Post subject:

Who was dominant before?
Is it possible that Homie was trying to get on top of hierarchy because he sensed his brother was getting older?

Were they acting like a pair (m-f), or rather as a "flock of 2 males"?

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