Pak-o-Bird Small Size

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"A customer has made a very detailed video about the set up and how her green cheeked conure adapts to the carrier. Thank you!"
(Courtesy link to the Youtube video)

Little Melvyn, a Brown Headed Parrot, laughing on his bike ride

"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:
  • 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 4 oz (0.11 kg)
  • One detachable plastic floor panel 2 oz (0.06 kg)
  • Two 5 oz stainless steel cups 5 oz (0.14 kg)
  • One dragon wood perch 5 to 10 oz (0.14 to 0.28 kg)
    (Standard size included is around 0.75" or 1.91 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

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.

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!

Another Happy Caped Parrot inside inside her Celltei Carrier:
Perry, a Smiling Caped Parrot
He 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)
Cockatiel going for a motorcycle ride:
Kona, a Cockatiel, going for a motorcycle ride
Thanks, Kona is getting to used to it already!
... Tanju C (April 2014)
Two Happy Cockatiels, Ringo and Lennon:
Happy Ringto and Lennon
Ringo 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, the Sun Conure,  is happy inside a Celltei:
Squirt enjoying her treats
We 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)
Missy, a Green Cheeked Conure, in charge of steering :
First Matey Missy is in charge!
Our green cheeked conure Missy is steering in the ocean!
... Linda W. (Sept. 2012)
Conures :
Two happy Green Cheeked Conures in Hawaii
Here are the boys enjoying their Christmas present!
... Mike A. (April 2014)

32 Reviews

  • 5
    Perfect size!

    Posted by Valinda Alexcee on 13th Aug 2019

    My sun conure absolutely LOVES it! He doesn’t usually take to new items right away, but for this one he just jumped right in and started looking around! Nice and roomy and no damages on delivery! :)

  • 5
    Excellent product.

    Posted by Lawrence McGetrick on 22nd Jul 2019

    The only thing I would change is the windows, I would like to see them a little more transparent.

  • 5
    Fantastic bird carrier

    Posted by bluelightinker on 21st Jul 2019

    I am very pleased with the Pak-o-Bird. I bought the small size for my sun conure and have been taking her out for walks since I received the bag. It is a very well-designed and sturdy bag, and beautifully made. My conure was comfortable in it and in her very first outing in the bag, she was already snacking and playing with the water in the bowl. I live in Singapore so the shipping cost was hefty but it was totally worth it. Customer service was excellent and the bag arrived in 4 days! Just in time too as my conure got her beak stuck in a bell and we had to rush her to the vet in the bag! Highly recommended bag.

  • 5
    Beautifully made!

    Posted by Bridget Kelley on 17th Jul 2019

    Well made and easy to assemble. I'm working on getting my bird comfortable with it and I can't wait to take her out for walks and bike rides.

  • 4
    Pak-O-Bird Small Size

    Posted by Jon Warren on 15th May 2019

    The construction of this carrier is outstanding. Easy to set up, even easier as some of the set up was already done. We've only had this two days and as such are just in the introduction phase. Scaramouche will sit in there and take treats happily. I expect he will accept it as a valuable place to play and travel. Thanks for making such a well designed carrier.

  • 5
    Great Product, Well Made

    Posted by Kyra Croft on 24th Apr 2019

    I got the small Pak-O-Bird for my Maximilian Pionus who is 10 inches from head to tail and approximately 250 g. Paco has missing toes and is a little wobbly. This backpack fits perfectly to my 5’6” frame and is spacious for Paco. He bounces around a little ( I may have to get a thicker perch), but it is perfect for bike rides and strolls to the park. I am very happy with construction, material, and set up.

  • 4
    Pak-O Bird - great Quality carrier

    Posted by Tracy on 4th Apr 2019

    This carrier is of very good quality. I can tell that it will last a very long time. My only concern with this is that the floor is attached in some places with Velcro and I'm not sure how well that will hold up, only time will tell.

  • 4
    Pak O Bird Small

    Posted by Steve on 17th Sep 2018

    Got this for my 5 1/2 month old Cinnamon Conure, Cheeka. Living in the UK i was searching for this from a UK supplier and sadly there isn't one, as such had to pay expensive shipping although shipping was very efficient. Ordered Thursday pm and arrived Monday. There is a 'copy' by a UK web site, Northern Parrots, and that would have been half the price incl of shipping but have to say it doesn't look as good and i don't like buying from people that steal intellectual property etc. Cheeka has now been out in this twice, once to the vets where she spent a good 4 hours in the pak o bird according to the vet very happily and today i took her for a short walk around the park. Not too much trouble getting her inside even though she isn't that well trained as yet, she's quite a well behaved bird. I dropped a star on the rating because i would like to have all the straps a bit longer, i'm 6'6 with a 48" chest and all the straps are fully extended, the chest strap especially could do with being longer as the elastic part is fully stretched so i don't see that lasting too long before i need to pay out for repair. Apart from that a good pak to take your bird out in. Service from Celltei is second to none, thank you.

    [Celltei]: For your feeling of uneven weight distribution, are the backpack straps pulled up with the same length on both sides? Is the chest strap in even position also?

    We also have people set up the bag incorrectly for years. Please Feel free to text us a picture or two to +1-718-388-8882, we can tell you if the strap is set up correctly. The bag is made to be even on both sides so there got to be some adjustment to the strap(s)..

  • 5
    Pak-a-bird small size

    Posted by Linda Kerr on 22nd Aug 2018

    We ordered the small size backpack for our little 13 year old Sunnybird (Green-Cheeked Conure). She has traveled several times long distances in her cage in the car but never like this. The screening is so wonderful . Nothing is getting through the screen and what a secure safe feeling that is. Also you are right in that no one really pays attention to the backpack. Her first outing on a little vacation was to a non-chain bookstore and she was spellbound and silent. Then we walked around with her in a parklike setting and she was still spellbound. She is ready to go again. We call it her purse. Wish I would have found your company years ago. Whenever I took her outside I was afraid of the mosquitos and the West Nile Virus. And I wanted to say that I was so pleasantly surprised by the absolute fantastic quality of workmanship. I waited for about 6 months before I actually ordered for fear it would be disappointing. Boy was I wrong and I knew it as soon as I unwrapped it. It's like a work of art!


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