The expected lifespan of zebra finches in the wild is 2 to 3 years depending on availability of resources and presence or absence of desired living conditions. The expected lifespan in captivity, on the other hand, is 5 to 7 years.
Status: wild: 4.5 years.
Status: captivity: 12 years.
Status: wild: 2 to 3 years.
Status: captivity: 5 to 7 years.
- Cayuga Nature Center. 2006. "CNC Animals" (On-line). Accessed November 11, 2006 at http://www.cayuganaturecenter.org/animals/animal_choices.html.