Pak-o-Bird Medium Size

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A very content Amazon in Australia

"A very content Amazon in Australia"
(Photo courtesy of Yumi I.)

Surface Fabric:1680-Denier Nylon
(L x W x H):
13 or 15 x 12 x 18 inches
(33.0 or 38.1 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm)
Weight: 4.4 or 4.7 lbs (2 or 2.13 kg)
Accessories Weight: Two Stainless Steel cups 10 oz (0.28 kg)
One Dragon Wood Perch 5 to 15 oz (0.14 to 0.43 kg)
Perch/Bar Positions: 1.5", 6", 8" and 10" above floor
(3.8 cm, 15.2 cm, 20.3 cm and 25.4 cm above floor)
Cup Position: 10" (25.4 cm) above floor toward the front
Water Bottle / Treat hole Position: 10" (25.4 cm) above floor toward the back on one side only (Water bottle is sold separately)
Lining: Grey color Nylon
Mesh Type: Stainless Steel
Trims: Black color; reflective tape in silver/white color
Detachable Parts Included:
  • One pair of front/backpack strap 8 oz (0.23 kg)
  • One shoulder strap 3 oz (0.09 kg)
  • One pair of plastic support panels 6 oz (0.17 kg)
  • One roof support bar 2 oz (0.06 kg)
  • One detachable plastic floor panel 3 oz (0.09 kg)
  • Two 5 oz stainless steel cups 5 oz (0.14 kg)
  • One dragon wood perch 5 to 15 oz (0.14-0.43 kg)
    (Standard size included is around 1" or 2.54 cm diameter)
Manufactured Made in USA  (Brooklyn, NY)
Material Sources Most materials are sourced from US suppliers. Countries of Origin include USA, Canada, Taiwan, China, Turkey and India.
Warranty One year warranty that covers all manufactured parts and pieces but NOT any damage inflicted by the pets, such as tearing, staining or chewing and, wear and tear from normal use.
Regular Care Do not bend the stainless steel mesh and keep it smooth to avoid permanent creases and breakages. Clean regularly, please.
  • Fabrics are coated; it is easy to water hose off dropping and crumbs daily
  • Hand wash with bird safe cleaning products
  • Air dry; do not use dryer
U.S. Patent No: D551,810
Amazon Parrot Chico and Hahn's Macaw Zifnab sharing a 15

Amazon Parrot Chico and Hahn's Macaw Zifnab sharing a 15" wide Celltei"
(Photo courtesy of Laurel)

Eclectus Wally posing for Celltei

Wally posing in his Celltei
(Photo courtesy of Shelley L.)

The medium size is our most popular size for one or a pair of bonded birds. We first had it made in 15" length (left to right and the perch length) and added the 13" length as the standard size in around 2008.    The narrower body fits a person, particular women with narrower shoulder, better when it is carried in the front.   It is also easier to find a baby stroller for customers who want to convert one to fit the Pak-o-Bird and turn it into a bird stroller. As the carrier is 12" deep, you may not be able to see your feet if you carry the Pak-o-Bird in the front.    Please carry it as a backpack or shoulder bag if you should be walking in uneven terrain.

Many people with small birds opt for this size for multiple birds or when they have a long trip and use it as a mobile cage.    It is necessary to allow your bird play time during the day outside and toys to play inside if you would use this carrier as a mobile cage.

Amazon parrots, Eclectus parrots, large Conures, Mini-macaws, small Cockatoos such as the Rose Breasted or Galah Cockatoos, average size Grey Parrots are among the list of suitable birds for the medium size.   See How to Choose for more information.    For big chewers and busy birds, we highly recommended you add the $10 upgrade for the wide panel set to protect the front opening zipper.

Knowing Your Pak-o-Bird

Materials/Colors   Both the surface material and lining are made of 100% nylon with polyurethane coating on both sides.   They are strong synthetic fabrics with water repellent property.   The surface material is a high denier luggage grade fabric for better wear and tear.    Our stock colors are olive green and gold, both were tested by birds as acceptable colors.   If you have a super skittish bird, try the olive green color.

The "Skylight"

Mesh   All birds pick and many chew.   Beginning late 2015, we only make the carrier with stainless steel mesh.   Nylon mesh is a customization option.

Mesh Visibility

Ventilation and Visibility   Pak-o-Bird has a large mesh area on three sides, two “skylight” strips on most sizes or another large mesh area on larger sizes in the back .   A dense stainless steel mesh is mosquitoes proof and for handling some amount of bird picking and chewing.   It has 54.8% opening, offering good ventilation and visibility.

Privacy   Except for the two skylight strips, Pak-o-Bird can be covered completely by lowering the side curtains and the front window flap.

Carrying Method   Pak-o-Bird can be carried in the front, on the back as well as on the shoulder.   Hook the straps onto the middle two triangular rings for backpack or the two outer rings for front carrier.

Parrotlet playing inside
(Photo courtesy of Teresa O.)

Entertainment and Chewing Issue   Hang a bird toy to the two D-rings on each interior side support panel and tie it in place to the small rings on the floor perpendicular to the D-rings.   This may help to keep the bird occupied and from chewing the carrier.   For big chewers, add the wide panel set to cover the carrier’s front mesh zipper and seam.

Food and Water   Each Pak-o-Bird comes with two 5-oz. stainless steel cups for food and water.   A large grommet is added on one side for inserting the dispensing valve of a water bottle strapped from the outside.

Cleaning and Storage   The carrier can be unzipped and open up flat for a complete cleaning and storage.   For daily cleaning, you can simply open up the bottom without the need to take out any attaching pieces.

Safety Features   Two loops in the back allow the Pak-o-Bird to be strapped to a car seat belt.   All zippers have an auto-lock device to prevent accidental escape.   Two reflective strips on the carrier allow it to be visible at night.  

Structure   A pair of semi-rigid plastic panels provide the central support. They are attached by snap buttons and velcro strips from the lower front over the roof to the upper back of the carrier. Additional plastic and aluminum inserts are added inside in strategic areas to hold up the carrier.

Maintenance   Plastic warps with weight over time. When the carrier is not in use, unzip the entire carrier, detach the support panels and store it in a flat configuration.   Please note that creases created in the stainless steel mesh are not reversible, try to roll the mesh smoothly and avoid bending it.

Compressible Airline Carrier

Compressibility and In-Cabin Airline Travel   Check out our In-Cabin Airline Carrier.   Remember to check with the airline first as not all airlines accept birds.   Each airline has their specific dimensional requirements.   We design the Airline Bird Carrier to meet the airlines’ requirements.   Its sturdy but flexible support structure allow the carrier to be compressed downward to maximize the various height available underneath the airplane seat, usually about 9” to 12” depends upon the plane model.   A folded tail pouch can be extended for extra tail room if needed.   For long trips, put in sufficient food and dispense water from the strap water bottle strapped in the outside.

Outsmarting the bird?   Repair Service  We must say that we have not out-smarted the birds and doubt if we ever can.   As the birds observe what we do, try to park the zipper up high as the birds are not likely to arch backward trying to open the carrier to come to you. We saw a lot of chewing around the lower center front opening where we tend to park the zipper. Another Common area that birds pick on are inside strip near the cups.   This damage does not affect the structural integrity of the carrier. We do offer repairs for a modest fee.

We will continue to incorporate your feedback and make improvements when new materials and processes become feasible.

Thank you for your pictures & comments!

Never Forget:
Never Forget
Once again, your product came through. .. Our girls were comfortable, safe, and so very well behaved.
... Kirah of Project Perry (Sept 2016)

30 Reviews

  • 5
    Рюкзак среднего размера

    Posted by Елена Ручкина on 22nd Aug 2018

    Мы заказали этот рюкзак для нашего Суринамского амазона.
    Взяли расширенную модель (38 см) и с широкими панельками внутри. И не пожалели об этом! Благодаря тому, что он чуть шире стандарта, туда можно повесить любую игрушку, она не стесняет птицу, когда он там находится. И в путешествии ему достаточно места для того, чтобы поесть, попить и поиграть. Главное, что птица чувствует себя комфортно!
    Рюкзак очень высокого качества, удобен как для хозяина, так и для питомца. Общий вес в полном сборе, у меня получился 3 кг. Он легко собирается и разбирается, компактен для хранения. На мой взгляд, не хватает только решетки на дне рюкзака, а так все отлично!
    В целом, мы очень довольны своей покупкой. Всем рекомендую!
    Отдельное спасибо сотрудникам магазина, за высокий профессионализм, быструю и удобную доставку!

  • 4
    Super product

    Posted by Cris Waller on 3rd Aug 2018

    Corey, my bare-eyed cockatoo, is already loving his backpack. It's very well-made, thoughtfully appointed, and comfortable for bird and wearer. It was a snap to assemble.

  • 5
    Quality product

    Posted by Lisa Caposio on 27th Apr 2018

    perfect, just like I wanted

  • 5
    Excellent Amazon carrier

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Nov 2017

    Great product, expensive but very well made. Our amazon loves it so much he tries to play with it whenever it’s within his reach.

  • 5
    Conure and Toucan approved!

    Posted by Marlene on 15th Sep 2017

    This is the fourth pak-o- bird that I have purchased. It's a great product and my birds like them! Easy to assemble. Quality materials. There's nothing loose inside that can pose a problem for birds that like to chew.
    Easy to clean. Thoughtful design.

  • 3
    Mixed feelings

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2017

    Although it looks very nice, for the price I would like to see a few changes. There should be some sort of grate at the bottom, seatbelt loops that actually work without a lap belt and a way a bird can get to his perch from the bottom (something to grab). I like it for very short trips but could not see my Amazon being content in there for more than an hour. I would also like to see a side hand window so the front does not have to be unzipped to reach your bird. I don't think I will use it often.

  • 5
    Stop looking. This is the one!

    Posted by Laura Hamilton on 21st Jul 2017

    I actually set out to build a bird backpack so I could take my bird on hikes and other places. It turns out there's a market for such a thing and nothing I could have made would have been a fraction as good as what just arrived. Kizzy supervised construction and declared it hers. She likes it much more than she likes her old carrier. Birds just aren't comfortable if they can't perch. I haven't had it long, but it seems built to last. Just don't let your bird chew on the outside. Kizzy kept getting on top of it, so I finally had to hide it under a blanket. XD

  • 5
    Best travel bird santuary

    Posted by Marcia on 11th Jul 2017

    We have a White Front Amazon that is 30 yrs. old. He loves to travel with us. The Pak O Bird is well engineered. It can collapse almost flat for easy storaged? It has places to hang toys. The feeding and watering cups are in a good places. I really like it when I can roll down the black out curtains on the side and front so he can have a good night sleep. It is light wiegh. The backpack feature is wonderful so Howie can go most places with us. People have no idea what's in the cage until he starts talking. I am very happy with our purchase. The customer service is good. They help me with all my questions.

  • 5
    Great design, easy set up

    Posted by Kyle on 29th Jun 2017

    I bought this for my green cheek conure, I ordered one size larger than recommended and I am glad I did since any smaller and I would have felt it was too small. Besides some initial confusion over assembly (the roof support panels were already installed), it was really easy to set up and the instructions were very clear. My bird is going to have to get used to it but I have already taken him out on two walks and he seemed to enjoy them. I really like how the covers attach and how the pack feels while walking. One minor improvement could be more attachements for toys, maybe a nylon string across the top to fit more. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.


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