Budgerigars(the most popular pet parrots)live for about 7-9 years. The 2nd most popular are Cockatiels which have a life span of 10-15 years. Conures :20-30 years. They sway,dance,hang upside down and always seek attention. Parrotlets have a life span of 10-20 years. They are very small. They can whistle songs,learn commands and 10-15 words. Lovebirds live for10-15 years and have large sharp beaks.