Quaker lifespan?

by Susan J

I have had a Quaker 23 years. How long do they live? I really love my bird. I live alone and he is really good company. I got Charlie when I was in Florida. I raised Charlie from a baby.

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Jun 06, 2017
Still going strong
by: Anonymous

My Quaker was hand fed off a nest from the wild. I have had him 24 years so far and shows no sign of slowing down. Has quite the vocabulary too

Jul 27, 2010
sick bird
by: Anonymous

why is my bird sitting on the bottom of the cage he is 21 years old

Editor's note: Take your bird to an avian vet ASAP.

Apr 23, 2010
by: Lynn

I have read Quaker Parrots often have a life span of 30+ years! You are sooooo lucky to still have yours!

My 13 year old feather fluff passed away in the early morning hours of December 26th and I am still so broken-hearted. There wasn't a thing I wouldn't do for My Pogo, but in the end the unusual seizures seemed to take their tole. How I dearly loved (and still do!) that sweet little thing!

Quakers are such sweet, wonderful little birds that steal your heart in an instant! Enjoy every day with your special little buddy!

Here is a link if you want to read Pogo's story, "Quaker Parrot Seizure"


Apr 23, 2010
Quaker lifespan
by: Linda

Susan, thanks for writing, and sounds like you and your little bird are very well bonded in a very loving long-term relationship.

Their lifespans are around 25-30 years and can live some longer than if they've been well taken care of. Parrots are usually better cared for if they've been lucky enough to go into and stay in one home with one owner, and that may be the case here.

I found an interesting site, and here is the link for you as it's all about the Quakers, and when your sweet little bird does have to leave you, there will be people here to help you in finding another one and coping with your grief over this wonderful one.


We've ALL lost birds and other dear and much loved pets, and what I find that is best to do is get another one as soon as is possible. This is NOT disrespectful to your beloved pet's memory, and actually is a wonderful memorium to your lost pet, as you are opening your heart and home to yet another loving soul who needs you. We rescue dogs, and when one passes over, they are NOT really gone in Spirit, and I can feel their joy when another lost, starving and/or sick animal makes their way to us to be their "forever" family.

Knowing and loving the parrots is an honor, so honor and love yours until she must go, and then after a period of grieving, give another bird a home. One from one of the rescue groups would be a wonderful gesture, and you have no idea how many end up in rescue. So many are being bred, and a very high percentage never get to a forever home, but are forced to move around from one neglectful/abusive home to another until they finally are put into a rescue situation which could be the end of the line for them.

If only we had more people like you and many others I've spoken with out here. If everyone truly understood exactly WHO their parrot is, there would be fewer impulse buys and fewer moves for the parrots in general. Each move whittles away at their trust in humans until there is nothing left.

Sorry to go on so, but this subject is very close to my heart because I've worked with the kind of devastation all of the above causes, and it's heartbreaking.

I hope I've helped you in more ways that one here, and feel free to write to us anytime with any questions you may have. Make some friends on the site I gave you a link to and let us know how that goes.


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