"Little Melvyn, a Brown Headed Parrot, laughing on his bike ride"
(Photo courtesy of Theresa S.)
(L x W x H):
|13 x 10 x 14 inches
(33.0 x 25.4 x 35.6 cm)
|Weight:||3.6 lbs (1.63 kg)|
|Accessories Weight:||Two Stainless Steel cups 11 oz (0.31 kg)
One Dragon Wood Perch 5 to 10 oz (0.14 to 0.28 kg)
|Perch/Bar Positions:||1.5", 4", 6" and 8" above floor
(3.8 cm, 10.1 cm, 15.2 cm and 20.3 cm above floor)
|Cup Position:||8" (20.3 cm) above floor toward the front|
|Water Bottle/Treat hole Position:||8" (20.3 cm) above floor toward the back on one side only (Water bottle is sold separately)|
|Surface Fabric:||1680-Denier Nylon|
|Lining:||Grey color Nylon|
|Mesh Type:||Stainless Steel|
|Trims:||Black color; reflective tape in silver/white color|
|Detachable Parts Included:||
|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.|
|U.S. Patent No: D551,810|
Cape Parrot enjoying its almond
(Photo courtesy of Marsha v. P.)
This small size Pak-o-Bird can be carried comfortably in the front or on your back with the front/backpack strap, or on your shoulder.
It is suitable for most of the conures (sun, green cheeked, cape parrots and more), cockatiels, pionus, Jardines's, Meyers, Senegal parrots etc. Some customers use the small size to carry two small birds but some would opt for a medium size to give them more room. Similarly, if you plan on using the carrier as a mobile cage for long or overnight trips, use the medium size to add toys, tent and other accessories to keep the bird busy. See How to Choose for more information.
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.
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.
Many thanks to customers who have posted videos online. THANK YOU!
The chicken approves.
Boomer's New C...The chicken approves.
Caique (Mango)...It is small size of pak-o-bird by Celltei.My caique Mango firs...
Cockatiel's fi...These video clips are actually from last summer from Totoro's ...
Sunny in the p...Watch adorable Sunny as she goes into her pakobird! Please wa...
Celltei Pak-O-...When we go to the cabin I take Totoro with us. It's a fairly s...
Chewey by the ...PAK-O-BIRD
Scritches insi...Still trying to convince me to go on a trip. :p
Boomer's New Celltei Pak-O-Bird(01:30)
Caique (Mango) first time of pak-o-bird(02:08)
Cockatiel's first Celltei Pak-o-bird Adventure(02:27)
Sunny in the pakobird + other ADORABLE clips! | SunnyTheCon(03:02)
Celltei Pak-O-Bird in the car(01:53)
Chewey by the lagoon - PAK-O-BIRD(01:12)
Zackary explores his Pak-O-Bird(02:47)
Scritches inside the pak o bird(00:35)
Thank you for your pictures & comments!
Perry, a Smiling Caped ParrotHe loved it, and we even had a police officer stop and comment on the carrier. Thanks again for great service, and a great product.
... Jennifer B. (July 2013)
Kona, a Cockatiel, going for a motorcycle rideThanks, Kona is getting to used to it already!
... Tanju C (April 2014)
Happy Ringto and LennonRingo and Lennon couldn't be happier :) they even picked out the who got what color already... So far, it has been amazing. Thank you!
... Denny C. (Feb. 2011)
Squirt enjoying her treatsWe are very pleased. . It is very well constructed with nice touch. I am so excited to be able to walk around the neighborhood with my bird.
...Angela S. (May 2013)
First Matey Missy is in charge!Our green cheeked conure Missy is steering in the ocean!
... Linda W. (Sept. 2012)
Two happy Green Cheeked Conures in HawaiiHere are the boys enjoying their Christmas present!
... Mike A. (April 2014)
Please click and write us a review or feedback. THANK YOU!
Posted by Virginia on 28th Apr 2018
Very well made , monogram option is adorable , finally a product made for birdowners to help with the transporting of them and be able to spend time with their owners ina safe way ! Great customer service and fast shipping.
Posted by Ashley on 4th Apr 2018
Made very well! My Meyers parrot is still getting use to it, but I'm sure once he does he will love going on walks with us!
Posted by Cristina Martino Romero on 20th Mar 2018
My cockatiel loves it, he talks and sings the whole way. And it is so comfortable on my back. I am delighted with it.
Good design but...
Posted by Unknown on 17th Mar 2018
- the cups are locked to its holder so I won’t worry it will fall.
- good quality materials
- wood perch isn’t straight, it gives more natural look and feel
- very pricey
- the straps are too wide, doesn’t feel comfortable on the shoulders
- looks complicated, I think it’s from the straps
- the bottom front part doesn’t use zipper, I don’t trust adhesive as much as zippers
- I wish they do free shipping and there’s no 15% charge, because I want to exchange with xs size
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Mar 2018
My dusky conure loves the pak-o-bird and crawled in as soon as we built it. We kept it next to his cage so that he'd be comfortable, but now he loves it so much that he puts his toys in there! The straps are very sturdy and I look forward to taking him places.
Helped My Handicapped Bird
Posted by Sydney on 10th Aug 2017
I could not be happier with the Pak-O-Bird! I own three parrots all of which love taking walks with me but the best part is that this carrier helps my handicapped Cockatiel..
She is a rescue bird and was neglected, she is also inbred and has trouble keeping balanced, flying, and socializing without getting extremely anxious. Once she got used to the carrier I started taking her on walks which she loved! She sang the whole time, and it also helps her strengthen her feet and improve her balance with having to hold onto the perch on a semi-bumpy ride. She has been a lot more calm and relaxed since I started taking her on walks and is more willing to come out and socialize when she sees it out, thank you Celltei!
Birdy loves it!
Posted by Jess on 26th Jul 2017
We got the gold Small carrier for our (rather teeny) Green Cheek Conure, and he loves it. Wakka spends 90 percent of his day with us, we are crazy bird people, and this allows us to take him more places. When he sees it he gets excited, and he loves playing in it. We also have it monogrammed with his name, and that monogram is insanely well done. As for the quality, this is by far the best quality carrier on the market, and it will last a lifetime, and maybe then some. You can move the location of the perch up and down, and it has special locations for a water bottle. I'm sure we will have many adventures with this Pak-O-Bird, and if I ever get another baby, I will happily buy from Celltei again.
Posted by Stephen on 19th Jul 2017
We purchased this Pak for our daughter and her Green Cheeked Conure "Trudy". It is everything as advertised. Trudy loves to go for walks in it. She will even go and hang out in the Pak while not is use. It is beyond easy to keep clean and Trudy's chewing has done nothing to the Pak (yet). I am sure she will eventually do some damage but I doubt anytime soon. The Pak is so well built. This may be an expensive up front cost but it will be worth it!
off to a good start
Posted by Emily on 30th Jun 2017
A sturdy birdy backpack, very well made and designed. I thought my cockatiel would need a lot more persuading to go into the pak-o-bird, but a few days in and she's already sitting inside, preening and eating out of the bowls. We're taking it slow for now, but I admit I can't wait to try closing it up and taking her outside in it! I will update after more use, but so far I am very pleased with it.
May warm up to it!
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 4th Jun 2017
I was not too keen when my co-parent put me in it. I may do better with a rope perch. I like side window curtain and the wire screen, already used the cup holder... three feathers up. By the way my co-parent thinks it's greAt. She can't wait to take me out on longer adventures.
Posted by Rachel on 29th May 2017
We bought this to help transport our two parakeets in our 2200 mile move from Arizona to Maryland, and we're stunned by how well made it is. It's a good size for two parakeets and I could easily imagine a bigger bird being happy, as well. We're really happy with our purchase.
Posted by Jill on 26th Apr 2017
Perfect size for my Senegal, Kendi. Great quality. Thanks!
Two not twenty
Posted by Janis on 16th Feb 2017
I meant two years not twenty!
Our prized possession!
Posted by Janis on 16th Feb 2017
We have a pack-o-bird ( for over twenty years now) for our spoiled little Caique and we all love it so much that we are getting a new one made since we added a second caique to our family... let the adventures continue!! The service, price and quality..,I am impressed, and greateful, Our family thanks you.
It seems very durable and high quality piece of equipment
Posted by Alex & Lorry on 3rd Feb 2017
I have recieved the pack-o-bird carrier a few days ago. My overall impression is that it is made with high quality standards and it is what exactly I was expecting. I will revert with an update after a few months.
Posted by Dorit on 17th Jan 2017
Very happy with my recent purchase of a small sized Pak-O-Bird for my two birds. It is now so easy to take the two out for a walk in this light and handy backpack. Whereas before I only had a heavy carrier and never felt like carrying a heavy box around. Looking forward to a lot of outing with my two little friends.
Great Portable Carrier
Posted by Becky on 8th Jan 2017
I was hesitant to spend $200 on a bird backpack at first, but I am so glad that I did! I love this carrier. I bought a small size for my Senegal and I use it every single day to take him on walks around my neighborhood. He absolutely loves these walks, and so do I! I love that there is a perch, places for food and water bowls, mesh for my bird to see out all four sides, a detachable bottom for easy cleaning, and multiple types of straps.
Best of the Best
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2016
I have a Bee Bee parrot & the small is just perfect for him! He went right in the first time. This is the best on the market that I have seen especially since they added the bar on the top. I took him on a small car trip to get him prepared to go visiting tomorrow. He was just fine, & sat on his perch. I love that I can lower and raise the shades for day or night so I love the flexibility and the quality construction!
Posted by Emily on 17th Oct 2016
I have a large cockatiel and got a size Small carrier. It is much more comfortable for him than the cat carrier I was using before. It took a few days to get him used to the carrier, at first he refused to go inside, but it was worth the patience. He is much calmer on car trips now! It stores pretty flat. As a backpack it feels very secure once it's on although without someone to hold it, it takes some practice to get it on without tipping it sideways.
Posted by Patty on 28th Jul 2016
My sun conure Ziggy loves his new transportation! He went into it without hesitation and loves that he can see in front of him, to the sides, and knows that I am right there with him! I love it , knowing he is safe and secure and close to me! This is the best investment! Allows us to go exploring with confidence!
I love it!
Posted by Kelsey on 21st May 2016
I have a little jenday conure who can be quite the pill, especially in the car! I am in love with the many different ways you can wear this bag- it's very convenient to hold/carry around, and it straps into the car so he doesn't jostle around while we are driving around! The people that designed this obviously know parrots and people- it's well made, perfect for carrying my cozy little nugget all over! We rode in the car for 2 hours and didn't make a peep because we feel safe and comfy in our little backpack. I got the pretty green one quickly and it came with everything- good service!
My only suggestion would be a small pocket on it- in order to put up the perch and stuff, I have to pull those little Velcro circles off. It would be nice if there was a little pocket ON the backpack that I could put them in because I'm afraid I'm going to lose one!