A local avian expert revealed that a parrot’s life lasts 100 years or longer. This study proves that birds need a lifetime of financial commitment. Birds were often surrendered by their owners in institutions that take care of animals.
According to Robert Schenck, owner of Animal Instincts in Fall River, birds especially parrots are mostly relinquished by their owners because they are too loud and demonstrative. He emphasizes that while some people have the experience, knowledge, time, and financial resources to provide for a large bird, most folks who are interested in exotic species would fare better with a smaller parrot, such as a Conure or African Grey, which also require very long commitment and much care.