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Old 04-21-2020, 09:06 PM
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Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

So long story short, I have the celltei airline approved bird carrier and Im trying to get my green cheek used to it. I am moving in the next few months (hopefully) and in the process he will have to sleep in this carrier for a couple of days. I was wondering if anyone know if its safe for him to sleep in the carrier with the flaps lowered? Im very nervous he wont have enough ventilation. This is the carrier: https://www.celltei.com/products/in-...dard-size.html
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Re: Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

I'd have to see it to make an informed judgment, but seems marginal. Would he be able to comfortably extend wings and turn around without difficulty? I wouldn't completely close and seal the flaps unless the "tail pouch" is extended to ensure suitable ventilation.
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Re: Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

The dimensions should easily support a green cheek.
Pak-o-Bird products are used by several members (the backpack version) with very positive statements.
I fully agree with the Post above regarding fully zippering the covers closed when your Parrot is inside, not recommended.
If you're not flying and only using this as a transport carrier for a ground move and a few days while you are loading, traveling, and unloading it is overkill by one hundred plus dollars over a well appointed standard 'cat' carrier using a hand or bath towel to cover most of it at night.
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Re: Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

I can’t believe how expensive these things are.
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Re: Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

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I canít believe how expensive these things are.


Worth every penny if you travel with your bird.


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Re: Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

IF the screening is anything like the screening in my Petsfit carrier -- and, I'd assume it's better, since as best I can tell Petsfit is a lesser-expense, not-quite-as-high-quality (but still great) knockoff of the Celtei carrier--then there is gonna be plenty of ventilation when it zips entirely. Those Side covering-flaps, which are rolled up in that pic, appear - like my Petsfit carrier - to Not zip closed, but to fasten with velcro at the bottom, still allowing plenty of airflow whilst protecting against sharp breezes. Also it looks like the front & back bottom zippers simply expose further airholes, so you can fully darken the cage but covering the main front & side flaps whilst opening the bottom flaps for additional circulation.

For a green cheek this looks like a spacious comfortable carrier, and I would certainly recommend getting your bird accustomed to it at home before traveling. First some exploration & some more-extended in-carrier time, and then moving to a sleep cage.

I agree with Inger, this one is fully worth-it if you travel with your bird. (The one I mentioned, Petsfit, only comes in one arrangement as far as I know, which is a back-pack style carrier. Really great for taking my birdie out to the farmer's market or an overnight day-trip, but might not fit so easily as this one onto an airplane.) For car traveling a cat-carrier might be less expensive but I believe this one will be more comfortable.

When I take my Sun Conure for a drive in the car, I put her in the passenger seat inside her Petsfit carrier (as stated, it is made in a similar fashion to this one, but different dimensions, & all sorts of backpack-straps), on top of a large cushion on the carseat to elevate her, so she can see out just like a human passenger would. (I use the straps & seatbelt, etc. to secure the carrier.) My Sunny LOVES to go for a drive like this. I would suggest acclimating your bird to something similar with numerous short trips before your move.
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Re: Has anyone used this as a sleeping cage?

I got this carrier because I am moving across the country in a couple of months, and will likely be traveling by air. He’s been sleeping in the carrier for the past week and so far so good. The only problem I’ve been getting is that his tail feathers are getting a little messed up because I think he tries to perch up at the front zipper when he wakes up to try and get out on his own. I’m keeping an eye on that to make sure he doesnt break any feathers, I’m being vigilant just in case there’s a chance he could break a blood feather while in there. Other than that it sounds like he is sleeping very comfortably in there. If anyone else is considering on getting this carrier I 100% recommend it.
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