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
    Baby's Traveling Bag!

    Posted by Raquel Shine on 16th Aug 2018

    Outstanding product! Solid and very well put together! easy to pack away too!

  • 5
    Celltei Pak-O- Bird size small

    Posted by Joyce Covey on 10th Aug 2018

    I received my backpack right away! I purchased the yellow backpack with my parrots name embroidered on the bottom for my female Congo African Grey. It’s absolutely perfect. Better than what I expected. My Grey fits perfectly. Beautiful carrier and the Embroidery is very well done. I actually have it displayed in my bird room!

  • 5

    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.

  • 5

    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!

  • 5

    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.

  • 3
    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
    - foldable

    - 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

  • 5
    So great!

    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.

  • 5
    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!

  • 5
    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.


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