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I've been looking for a travel cage for Jack. I don't need one anytime soon, but I do need ideas. I've looked at many carriers most seem to mainly be for cats and dogs, with no perches for birds. My first deal breaker would be a perch, he doesn't need to be *tossed* around thru his own poo while traveling poor guy. I've been looking at the pak o bird it seems to have everything I am looking for. I'm more interested in the soft sided carriers due to the greater ease of travel with a fully packed vehicle. I have also looked at the more stylish parrotopia sand perch bags. I need a travel bag due to my husbands job which means that we must move every so many years. We travel as light as possible but still must be prepared to have enough clothes and things for a month or two until we settle into a new home.

Although the collapsible cages may be the better option if there was room to travel with it fully set up. At least a soft sided I can place on my lap if need be. The more stylish parrotopia carriers would be perfect for a more subtle travel, but I think the pak o bird would be more home away from home like. I thought about buying a table bird stand for him so he can have as much out time as possible during our travel. This is assuming we will travel within North America.

First option would be a stylish parrotopia carrier, that look like and ordinary purse, but probably no good for long periods of caging.. Would need a bird stand since there are no bowls and such that I'm aware of. Would be great for in cabin airline travel and sneaking him in places.. Second option is a pak o bird, which has perch and bowls.. It's kinda like a mini soft side cage. Not as incognito but I can really pay big bucks to make it so lol. It's a little too large to travel on a plane with, but they make airline carriers. These may not be as good a choice as the backpack version tho. Again I would have a table stand for him.

Any thoughts or reasonable suggestions on carriers given the circumstances would be greatly appreciated. Here are the bags I was looking at:

Airline carrier:
http://www.celltei.com/cumapaforaif.html
Backpack version pak o bird
http://www.celltei.com/paolsm.html

Stylish carrier:
http://www.windycityparrot.com/Parro...l#.U6ZYR9q9KSM




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I personally love the pak-o-bird carriers and it really annoys me that we can no longer get them in this country because I never had the chance to have one! I must see if they can ship one to me I'm not too keen on the stylish one, but either pak-o-bird is good

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They all look nice, but wouldn't a bird chew through a fabric carrier.

For traveling, and on the rare occasion that I need to leave the birds somewhere else, I use a smaller "cockatiel" cage--although I don't think a cockatiel would be able to live in one of those cages but it's good for short term. Most of those pet store cages come apart and fold flat enough to take up less space in the garage.

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I like the pak-o-bird ones, they look nice!

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I personally love the pak-o-bird carriers and it really annoys me that we can no longer get them in this country because I never had the chance to have one! I must see if they can ship one to me I'm not too keen on the stylish one, but either pak-o-bird is good
Oh they ship to the UK . I really like the stylish one, it would be perfect for taking him out to the store or even on an airline lol. However not sure how I'd like it for longer than that. I just needed a voice of reason lol.

On to the pak o bird.. Which would be better you think would be better if the two? I would love a more multipurpose one, which is kinda why I lean toward the airline one. However the back pack style looks roomier per se and more like a regular cage. It looks better for longer short term?


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They all look nice, but wouldn't a bird chew through a fabric carrier.

For traveling, and on the rare occasion that I need to leave the birds somewhere else, I use a smaller "cockatiel" cage--although I don't think a cockatiel would be able to live in one of those cages but it's good for short term. Most of those pet store cages come apart and fold flat enough to take up less space in the garage.
Not sure about the stylish bag but the pak o bird bags are made of denier nylon. Plus has a wide optional cover that covers the zipper and seams of the front panel. And you can get the optional steel mesh instead of nylon mesh. Jack chews but he's not a big chewer like some birds, so one of those bags should be ok. I imagine lol.

I have a smaller cage he came and probably lived in for the first 1.5 yrs of his life. It's too big to pack in the car.. The bags have more give so would be easier to pack in the car. I need something that he can both travel in and live in temporarily for a month or two. I will probably get a table stand that easily breaks down for out time. I could also leave his pak I bird assuming I get it open. His current cage is almost always open and he stays in unless he sees me and sits out just watching me devising of a way to get to me lol. The car gets pretty packed. Our luggage and all valuables that the movers won't pack. Also it will be a foldable kennel for the dogs to be in hotel, dog food, meds, paperwork for pets and humans. Dog beds, dogs, and maybe our fish.. More than likely we'll have to place them, just depends on our next destination.. And of course now jack and his travel bag and food.


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I like the pak-o-bird ones, they look nice!
Which do you think I should pick? The airline or back pack version? If I get one I may get his name on it lol. I can also customize it more for him too.. Change color etc but it adds to the price.


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Just wanted to let y'all know after much thought, I really leaned towards the Pak-o-bird. I had to have surgery and decided to visit my folks during my recovery, so my search got sped up a bit lol! So after scouring the Celltei website I called to get some recommendations on which one to get size wise, color etc. She was soo nice and helpful that I ordered right then and there. I was also given the embroidery for free ! Here's a pic of my new Pak-o-bird in and set up out of the box!
My husband and I will travel soon and when we do I will take pix of Jack in his new home away from home! I have been introducing it slowly, by keeping it on the table right in front of his cage.. Then inviting him to step on to the perch, which he did after I bribed him with some goodies placed in the food bowl next to the perch . Now he steps in the Pak-o-bird no problem lol! I even zipped the mesh down (closed) and he doesn't care, yay!
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Travel cage must be in very good condition and comfortable for your pet. It shoudl be the lightweight, transparent Perch, gives your bird a clear view of their surroundings and allows you to monitor their safety quickly.

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I personally love the pak-o-bird carriers and it really annoys me that we can no longer get them in this country because I never had the chance to have one! I must see if they can ship one to me I'm not too keen on the stylish one, but either pak-o-bird is good
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Just wanted to let y'all know after much thought, I really leaned towards the Pak-o-bird. I had to have surgery and decided to visit my folks during my recovery, so my search got sped up a bit lol! So after scouring the Celltei website I called to get some recommendations on which one to get size wise, color etc. She was soo nice and helpful that I ordered right then and there. I was also given the embroidery for free ! Here's a pic of my new Pak-o-bird in and set up out of the box!
My husband and I will travel soon and when we do I will take pix of Jack in his new home away from home! I have been introducing it slowly, by keeping it on the table right in front of his cage.. Then inviting him to step on to the perch, which he did after I bribed him with some goodies placed in the food bowl next to the perch . Now he steps in the Pak-o-bird no problem lol! I even zipped the mesh down (closed) and he doesn't care, yay!
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