cockatiel How long will my animals live for? Thanks?

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Question by Melissa; The Gamer.: How long will my animals live for? Thanks?
I have a 11 week old puppy and he is a Chihuahua x Shih Tzu how long do dogs normally live? Do all dogs have the same length of year to live or does it depends on the dog? Thanks.

Also I have a 3 year old cockatiel who i love very much how long do those type of birds live for? Thank you (:

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Answer by Judy and the Beast
Big dogs, short lives.
Small dogs, long lives.

Your dog 15-25 years is my guess.

Birds like your cockatiel about 10-15 years.

Much depends on their individual constitution, medical care, diet and exercise (sounds familiar??)

Keep good care of them and keep their weight in the right range and they will live as long as they can. Pay attention to the quality of food they receive. All the best!

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3 Responses to “How long will my animals live for? Thanks?”

  1. Hailey on

    I’m not familiar with birds, but I have heard Cockatiels can live many, many years. Dogs on the other hand typically live at their oldest from 10-13 years (average) but some might live into their late teens.

  2. Wishbone on

    It depends on many aspects of his life. There is no set limit for a dog’s lifespan. Can you predict how long you’ll live, right down to the year?

    Small dogs normally live for 15-20 years, although poorly-bred dogs can develop health problems and die much younger than that. One of my doggy daycare customers, a toy poodle, just died of liver complications and he was only 9 years old. Because your dog is a mixed breed — and this is an assumption on my part — he likely came from a backyard breeder or ‘oops’ litter. There probably isn’t much information regarding his lineage, and his parents probably haven’t had health tests that good breeders normally carry out on their breeding stock.

    Beyond genetics, a dog’s lifespan is measured by the same factors that a human’s is. If he’s eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, staying at a healthy weight, getting check-ups and vaccinations and proper dental care, and living in a safe environment, he’ll probably live a longer and happier life. If you feed him grocery store dog food, neglect to walk him every day, don’t keep him in ideal physical shape, and leave him in an unsafe environment, his life might be cut short. It’s unpredictable, but there are things you can change about his lifestyle that will *probably* stretch his lifespan as long as possible.

  3. Lizzie on

    dogs live an average of 15 year, its longer for bigger dogs and shorter for smaller dogs. Take good care of it and it will live longer (:
    Cockatiels live 20-30 years

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