Most parrotlets live between 10 and 20 years, with the average lifespan being 15 years. There are some reports of parrotlets living up to 30 years old. The oldest recorded parrotlet was 28-year-old green-cheeked parrotlet named Pancho.
While most parrotlets will live a long and healthy life if properly cared for, there are some health conditions that can shorten their lifespan.
A parrotlet’s lifespan depends on many factors, including diet, exercise, and environment. In captivity, parrotlets typically live 10-20 years. However, wild parrotlets often only live for 4-5 years due to predation and disease.
If you’re thinking of adding parrotlet to your family, be prepared for a long-term commitment!