House Sparrow Lifespan
We have a house sparrow that we raised when she was
thrown out of the nest right after hatching, with no feathers, and having
a crooked leg.
She is now 6 1/2 years old - spoiled, cage bound, moved from room to room
wherever we go, including the dinner table where she eats what we eat.
What is her life expectancy?
In the wild about 5 years; in captivity? I guess you are going to have
that at some point. Generally, captive animals may live considerablly longer
than their wild counterparts. Small birds' heart rates are generally 4x+
humans and many die from heart failure at some point.
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Update: June 2012