AnAge entry for Melopsittacus undulatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02084)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Melopsittacus
Species
Melopsittacus undulatus
Common name
Budgerigar

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
21 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In captivity these animals have been reported to live up to 21 years [0669]. They have been reported to have a high incidence of ovarian cancer [0062].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
180 days
Male sexual maturity
180 days
Incubation
18 days
Clutch size
5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
30 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.231 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
314ºK or 41.0ºC or 105.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3035 W
Body mass
25.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.012044 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 177597
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 13146
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