There are moments in the life of a pet bird when it needs to travel with you. In these moments you’ll need an appropriate travel bird cage or bird carrier of the right size. A bird carrier isn’t as big as a normal bird cage but it shouldn’t be too small either.
When do you need a bird carrier? Well, the most obvious reason is your regular trip to the vet. Bird owners also use it to bring their birds to work if their work day is longer than expected. In this case the bird really needs to love to be in the bird carrier or can be let free from time to time.
I remember an incident in my teenage years when suddenly a budgie landed on our kitchen window. We were surprised, of course, and wanted to keep the little guy immediately. Well, it turned out, the little parakeet escaped his cage in the neighborhood and found its way to us. The owner then actually arrived with a bird carrier that looked at first view very small, but the little parakeet hopped happily in and felt seemingly instantly at home. A perfect use for a bird carrier.
Of course you can outfit your new bird carrier with your bird’s favorite toy and a perch or even his nest if it doesn’t take away too much space. Although a travel bird cage is made for short-term travels for birds, never meant for longer travels, it should be comfortable and inviting. The Caitec Bird Carrier is a perfect example for a bird carrier that has a door big enough for a bird to easily walk in.
Definitely buy a bird carrier that fits your bird’s size comfortably. Take a look at the dimensions of the bird carrier and ask you vet if you’re not sure what size travel bird cage would be the most appropriate for your bird.
White Travel Bird Cage
- Perfect for small parrots
- Side access door 9″ x 9″
- Removable bottom grille and plastic pull out tray
- Includes 2 stainless steel dishes and 1 perch
- Cage size: 20″ long, 12″ wide, 16″ high, 0.75″ wire spacing
This cage is one of the simplest to put together. The cage comes with two stainless steel dishes that lock in. Good for parrots who like to remove dishes.
I bought this cage for my sun conure. It pops up and snaps together very easily. A great cage all around. I am very happy with it.
Great cage, very sturdy and sensible design.
Small Acrylic Bird Carrier
- For small to medium birds
- Foldable acrylic carrier with lots of ventilation holes
- Easy to disassemble
- Includes a hardwood perch and nylon handle
- Cage size: 10″ x 10″ x 10″
This carrier is very easy to put together and has a real wooden perch. The material on this is FAR superior.
My birds travel with me frequently, and this is perfect for my small conure.
Polycarbonate Bird Carrier
- Suggested for Conures, Cockatiels, Quakers, Caciques and other similar size parrots
- Durable polycarbonate carrier
- Big stainless steel door and stainless steel back for cross ventilation
- Carrier size: 10″ x 12″ 15″
I use this carrier for outings with my Congo African Grey as well as for transport; it is lightweight and easily manageable in a car, on a bus, and on foot.
This wasn’t hard for me to put together but did require force. It’s very secure and we don’t worry about her (my bird) escaping. It came with a perfectly sized perch.
My African Grey LOVES to travel with us in her travel carrier. This makes it perfect because she can see everything outside!