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  • Backpacking with a Congo African Grey
  • Hiking with Zeppo, an African grey
  • African Grey carrier for Zeppo
  • Travel cage for an Congo African Grey
  • Wide waist strap for use with Celltei Pak-o-Bird
  • Bird Backpack with a removable waist strap
  • Zeppo inside Celltei Bird Carrier

Avid sportsman hiking with Zeppo, her Congo African Grey

Made to order in 3-4 weeks

Product Description

Zeppo testing his new Pak-o-bird

"This is Zeppo's House"
(Photo courtesy of Jillian R. of Nevada)

Bird Backpack with Extra Padded Waist Strap
Special Made for: Zeppo, the 8 years old big Congo African Grey
Base Model and Size: Pak-o-Bird - ML Size (22" height) with 15" width
Material & Trims: Cordura® Grey Color
Lining & Mesh: Grey Lining with Stainless Steel Mesh


  1. Add Hand-Cut Fee
  2. Change material to be Cordura Grey
  3. Perch position at 6" above the floor & perch diameter is 1.25"
  4. Cup postions at 8.25" above the floor
  5. Add feature to attach the Osprey Ariel 65 padded waist strap customer provides
  6. Monogram: "Zeppo" in burgundy color thread

Design Notes

Jillian, an avid sportsman planning to bring her bird hiking

Exploring nature
(Photo courtesy of Jillian R. of Nevada)

Date Completed:    Feb 2016

Begin with:

Jill is an outdoor enthusiast planning to include Zeppo, her African Grey, in her ventures. With the gears on her back, she is thinking of using the wide padded waist strap to carry the Pak-o-Bird in the front. In spite of her height, we are concerned that the carrier may block her view to her foot. She will risk tripping on an uneven path. The ideal situation is to start with short hikes and get Zeppo used to be inside the Pak-o-Bird first. Eventual, use the Birdie Pouch on her shoulder when she is "making the miles" and set up and use the Pak-o-bird when she reaches a resting point. The bird carrier can be folded and strapped atop or outside her backpacking gear. We can add various rings, loops and strap for attachment. The key is to assess the path condition to determine the best way to carry the bird safely and comfortably for both. Yes, it can be done and should be fun!

Congo African grey Zeppo, a plucker, looking good inside Celltei Carrier

Zeppo accepts Celltei Pak-o-Bird
(Photo courtesy of Jillian R. of Nevada)

End with:

I got it all set up. Looks great! Fits me awesome! .. Thank you again! Such a great job and very easy to assemble!

Zeppo moved closer to the carrier last night on his own! Climbed off his cage and walked over to his stand to check it out. I got him in it this morning! Not scared! He's now chilling on his table perch a foot from it, but I'm happy he didn't go all scaredy bird :) !


Zeppo is a plucker, hopefully he will be too busy seeing the outdoor world that he has not time for organizing his feathers!

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  1. Fits me awesome!

    Posted by Jullian on 6th Mar 2016

    I got it all set up. Looks great! Fits me awesome! Zeppo is cautious but being curious on his own terms. It is sitting a few feet away from his cage and in sight with 2 of his toys hanging inside. He didn't go completely bonkers, so I'm taking that as a good sign!
    I'll definitely keep you updated and send pics in action!
    Thank you again! Such a great job and very easy to assemble!

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