Okay, so as I've mentioned on here before, I have this red-winged parrot Coco, who I was given to by a lady I met at the store who couldn't take care of him anymore.
He was born in 1989 and though he's showing signs of age and/or possibly symptoms from his past life of neglect, I really don't know what to expect with this lifespan.
A lot of sources say 40 years, but then some sources say 15-20. His vet said that he is most closely related to King Parrots which live on average 20, and not above 25 in captivity, and are also closely related to POWs which, though like a cockatiel is technically up to 30, but making it to 30 is rare and typically the lifespan is closer to 15-20.
Another issue is that I'm seeing copy-pasting around the internet of only one or two sources of information, and no references to the originals. So I don't have any idea what to expect from this guy.
He's 24, maybe almost 25. By one standard, he might still have 10 more years, but by the other, he could kick off at any moment lol.
Does anyone have any evidence, personal experience, scientific knowledge, or references to a legitimate source material where I could learn more about him. There is very little out there that I've been able to glean thus far.
Here are some old photos from when I first got him and his nails were insanely long.