No, I never had an animal die in my care. I am over the age of 30. Yes I have a dog, who is very well trained. One of the keets will perch on my finger. Both teils perch on my finger. They spend all day of the cage (12 hrs). I DO leave the door open- so when they want to go in they do. The keets are out after I put the teils in at night. Or they fight!
My neighbor has a teil that is going on 20yrs old and is in a tall skinny cage. That maybe 2 finches can fit. She never takes him out of the cage.