half moon conure life span

by sue deimen
(blue ridge, georgia)

How long does a typical half moon live?

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Dec 08, 2014
my baby
by: helen

My darling Cricket went home to be with the LORD on December 2,2014. Baby or Buzz as we affectionately called him was 31 years old. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have had him in our family for so very long. He was only sick twice in his life. We are having a difficult time right now; the loss is so very painful. After all I am 63 so I had him half of my life. He brought so much joy and laughter to our home-never a dull moment. My brother and I live together and he is taking it pretty hard also. With lots of prayer and the comfort Jesus provides we will make it. Above all the Lord gave them (Cricket) the capacity to love and to receive love. I DO look forward to seeing my little weegin again someday. Most likely we will fly together! HELEN

Mar 18, 2013
my birds
by: SMS

I had 2 half moon conures that were bonded and share a cage. They were fun loving pets. One lived to be 18 years old, and the second lived to be 22.

Dec 24, 2011
half moon conure life span
by: Linda

I found a site who says average lifespan for the Half Moon is 30 years plus. Of course, this long a lifespan depends on how bird is taken care of during its life.

They do not need more fat, for energy, they need more carbohydrates and protein. Fat is unhealthy for any bird and will cause many physical problems like fatty liver disease and other worse problems. Do not feed high fat nuts or seeds.

Get your bird changed over from seeds to high quality organic pelleted diet like the food Tracie is recommending. Fruit and veggie food is only 10-15% of total diet which means a few times a week in small amounts. Object is to have bird eating the pellets and not just any pellets. ZuPreem and Lafaebers are junk pellets with lots of chemicals in them all of which hurt birds. The organic pellets have no chemicals and have to be refrigerated once they are open.

So, stop with the nuts and other high fat foods as these are not only not necessary, but they will hurt your bird in the long run.

Get your bird examined by an Avian Vet before beginning to change from seeds to pellets as this can be stressful. Once he's been cleared by avian vet, follow the directions for changing birds from seeds to pellets.

The 30 year lifespan is totally based on how well your bird is taken care of right now and all his life. All seed diets, high fat treats, less than adequate caging with natural branch perches all contribute to the early demise of your beloved parrot. It's up to you how long your bird lives and how he feels during whatever time he has. Healthy parrots enjoy life, unhealthy ones spend more time being sick and are very unhappy. It is totally your choice which life your bird will have.


Dec 23, 2011
half moon conour life span
by: shannara

Half Moon conure

General Information
Size: 12 in. (30 cm.)
Weight Range: 100-130 grams
Life Expectancy: 25 years
Talking Ability: fair
Noise Level: Relatively noisy.
Minimum Cage Size: Bar Spacing: 18"x18"x18" 5/8" to 3/4"
Natural Diet: Seeds, fruits, berries, and flowers.
Captive Diet: Fresh fruits, veggies, pasta, legumes, pellets, seeds, nuts and grains.
Special Dietary Needs: Conures are very active and have an elevated need for fat. They should be fed a modest amount of seeds or nuts daily as supplementation to a healthy and balanced diet.
Characteristics: Active, comical, gregarious, affectionate, and very clever.

Latin: Aratinga canicularis
English: Half-moon Conure; Petz; Orange-fronted Conure

Dec 23, 2011
Conure life span
by: Tracie

That all depends on the breeding practices of your breeder, how you feed your bird, genetics etc.

I believe the "average" life span is 15 years, but your bird may live 20, 25 or more years if you are feeding it 80% Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and only 20% healthy treats.

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