Many bird lovers like to take their feathered friends away with them on holiday, as they are part of the family after all. Traveling with your pet bird is a whole lot easier if you have a suitable cage for transporting him around with you. A bird carrier or a compact travel cage for birds is also useful for emergency situations where you may have to evacuate your pets. Knowing what to look for when choosing from the wide selection of bird carriers and travel cages for birds available, will help your narrow your choice down so that you can choose the most appropriate option for your needs.
There are two types of bird transporters:
A few of the top brands of travel cages for birds, and bird carriers are reviewed below.
If you want to hit the road with your pet bird, the Pak-o-Bird Range of Backpack Bird Carriers offer a wonderful solution for toting your feathered companion along. These lightweight, yet durable backpacks feature strong waterproof nylon outer, with a choice of nylon or stainless steel mesh — stainless steel mesh is stronger, and is recommended for all types of parrots or parakeets. Exterior flaps can be closed to protect your bird from wind chill, cold drafts or rain, or they can be rolled up so that your bird can enjoy the view. Pak-o-Bird bird carriers are extremely versatile – they can be used as a backpack, front pouch, or shoulder bag, and can also be strapped to a car seat to ensure safety when traveling by car — the straps are well padded and comfortable, but these bird carriers can also be fitted to an optional stroller if you would prefer to push rather than carry! Whether you are hiking, biking, or traveling by bus, rail, or car, these backpack bird carriers will allow you to easily take you bird with you wherever you go.
If you are looking for a high quality travel cage that is lightweight, yet strong and robust, look no further than an aluminum travel cage for your birds. These bird travel cages are ideal for transporting parrots, as you will not have to worry about chipping paint, they are non-toxic, won’t rust, and are easy to clean and disinfect.
These sturdy pet travel cages are equipped with a large swing out door, fitted with a magnetic lock feature to prevent the door from rattling during transportation. It has another two swing out doors to easily access food and water dishes, which it comes with as standard, along with a wooden perch, and is fitted with a carry handle for conveniently toting about.
To facilitate easy cleaning, it has a slide out grill and bottom tray, which also features a handy locking mechanism. It is simple to assemble, with no nuts and bolts, hence no tools required, and knocks down for convenient storage when not in use. The aluminum travel cage is suitable for parrots and comes in various sizes and colors depending on your requirements and choice. They can also be used to transport other pets, such as dogs and cats, making them an extremely versatile option.
If you are looking for a compact bird carrier to take your small to medium size bird with you on short trips, then the Perch and Go Clear View Bird Carrier
Paradise Perch n Go acrylic bird carriers are manufactured from durable polycarbonate, that can withstand a high impact, and are fitted with a stainless steel grill door and rear panel to allow even airflow, thus providing adequate ventilation. These bird carriers are fitted with a textured perch providing better grip, which can be adjusted to the most suitable height. They have a carry handle that doubles as an external perch – very handy for when the bird is allowed out of the carrier. These nifty little bird carriers are light weight and convenient, and are simple to assemble and easy to clean.
This fold-up bird transport cage is a great option if you are looking for a versatile, compact cage on a tight budget. This bird transport cage can double up as a temporary bird travel cage while you are on vacation on with your bird, and as it is collapsible, is easily stowed away. It comes with a wooden perch, two stainless feed bowls, has a pull out tray for easy and safe cleaning of the bird cage, a handle for carrying around, and folds down for convenient storage. It comes in two sizes, small and large. Great value!
Another convenient travel cage is the fully collapsible, Folding Travel Bird Cage. This travel cage has a large front door to easily get your bird in and out of the cage, it is fitted with a slide out tray for easy cleaning, and comes with a wooden perch and two hard plastic feeding bowls, which are accessible from the outside. It is made from iron-wrought steel with a non-toxic baked on powder-coating finish, and is available in black or sandstone.
If you are looking for a bird travel cage to transport your feathered friend with you on your next vacation, there are plenty of options both in terms of bird carriers and travel cages for birds on the market. Your choice will depend on how much time the bird will be spending in the travel cage or carrier, the size of the bird, what you are expecting in terms of durability and affordability, and ultimately how much you are willing to spend on a bird travel cage to meet your needs.
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