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Last Post 05-03-2017 7:59 PM by  Ros
bird carriers
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15-10-2015 5:34 PM

    Hello,

    Hs anyone any experiencing of using these back-pack style bird carriers?

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    21-08-2016 12:42 PM
    Just in case you are still looking for an answer to this (I rarely look at the forum!). Yes, I have a small backpack-style bird carrier. My Senegal refuses to enter it. I had an African Grey previously who reluctantly got into it a couple of times for a walk to the park (very close by) but she didn't really enjoy it. I am keeping it in the hopes of getting my Senegal out into the sunshine on the patio one day but no luck yet.
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    23-08-2016 8:47 AM
    Lots of people seem to like the Paco-Bird type of carrier. Maybe they're ok for short trips, when hiking etc. but for me I prefer the crate style. In a backpack you can't see the complete bird at all times, I don't see enough space in there for food/water, which is essential, even with a short trip - what happens if the car blows a tyre and you need to wait for help for hours and hours? The crate type shows the bird from any angle, useful if you're in a car. It means you can stop immediately there's a problem. There's room to move around in a crate, and the bird can see out, which most birds prefer. If you've a backpack on, you don't always see who's behind you, poking at the bird ...

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    05-03-2017 7:59 PM

    Yes, I have one of the back pack types.  It cost about £200.  My African Grey has always been fine with it.  We usually go out with him on his harness but for some places they don't like the bird to so free so we use the back pack.  It is strong and pretty much African Grey proof.  Morgan is a real chewer and especially loves zips but there are covered and he can't get at them.  The water and seed containers are really only good if you are stationary, no good on the move.

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