"Little Ole, what do you think?"
(Photo courtesy of Josh Brand of Minnesota)
(L x W x H):
|10 x 8 x 11.5 inches
(25.4 x 20.3 x 29.2 cm)
|Weight:||2.6 lbs (1.18 kg)|
|Accessories Weight:||Two Stainless Steel cups 10 oz (1.1 kg)
One Dragon Wood Perch 4 to 8 oz (0.11 to 0.23 kg)
|Perch/Bar Positions:||1.5", 4" and 6" above floor
(3.8 cm, 10.1 cm and 15.2 cm above floor)
|Cup Position:||6" (15.2 cm) above floor toward the front|
|Water Bottle/Treat hole Position:||6" (15.2 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:||
|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|
Senegal Parrot You-You waken up from Pak-o-Bird
(Photo courtesy of Laurie F.)
This extra small size Pak-o-Bird is compact and very cute. It can be carried comfortably in the front or on your back with the front/backpack strap, or across your body with the shoulder strap.
This is the smallest size we make in the Pak-o-Bird line. Birds in mind include Lories, Lovebirds, Parrotlets, Caiques, Cape Parrots, Small Parakeets, Hanging Parrots, etc. Some people may opt for this size for bigger birds that like to sit on the floor or are disabled. Some may prefer the smallest size carrier for their comfort of travel. 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!
Thank you for your pictures & comments!
Ole in XS Size Pak-o-BirdI am happy with the purchases. I did installed my own perches because the 1/2 inch perches are way to big for small birds to hang on if the carrier is moving.
... Josh B. (June 2011)
Bugsy playing in her Mobile MansionA nicely decorated mobile home for Bugsy!
... Alba K. (September 2014)
I have just assembled my XS backpack I ordered for my lovebird and as of right now, it seems perfect! The quality is sturdy enough for my little guy, the perch it came with is the right size and the dishes are easily moved in and out. I will be flying my guy across country on a 8+ hour plane ride so I will have a better review after the trip, however, as of right now we love it!
I have bought 6 of the PAK o Bird over the years. I love these products; the birds, although they don't like to be confined are very comfortable when I have to transport them. There are places to hang their favorite toys, and the cups for water and food don't become dislodged while travelling.
Bought the extra small for my parrotlet. I was impressed at the high quality with only one complaint...missing the parts that the bowls attach to the carrier. Not a problem though. The company is sending me the parts, no questions asked. I would do business with them again and highly recommend this celtei bird carrier for your fid.
I found the backpack to be easy to assemble and it appears to be made of good quality material. My budgie still won't go in it, though he is curious. Now that it is spring, I'll work on getting him in it!
I purchased the XS Pak-O-Bird for my green cheek conure Midler, and with each new activity I am continuously impressed by the Pak-O-Birds versatility; that is only increased by the accessories and custom models. If it's a ride to the pet shop, going grocery shopping, taking a nature hike, or Midler's favorite, a day at the beech, Pak-O-Bird has thought ahead to make your day and your feathered companion's truely memorable!
I have bought two carriers from you, both of which I'm very happy with, for the most part. The only negative feedback I have for the carrier is the perch size and configuration. I installed my own perches, because the 1/2 inch perches are way to big for small birds to hang on if the carrier is moving.
Anyone can find suitable perches at "big box" pet stores or their favorite local pet shop. It's good to remind customers that it's easy to cut a perch down to the desired length by using a hack saw or miter saw. The key for travel carriers for small birds is to select the smallest diameter perch possible because small diameters are easier for their small feet to grip. My parrotlets will sit on the smallest part of the perches when I take them for a walk. When using the large diameter dragon wood they would move to the floor of the cage and huddle in a corner. Once I replaced the perches with smaller diameter wood perches, they would sit on the perch and look out the windows. The more "branches" to the perch, the better.
For the XS pak-o-bird, I find that a 6 to 8 inch perch attached from only one side works best. I place the perch on the lowest hole position. I place one 5oz stainless steel cup in one of the forward holes and it seems to work excellent for us.
Josh Brand of Minnesota
(First submitted on 06/28/2011)