Celltei Pak-o-Bird Travel Carrier X-Small [Review]

Thanks for visiting my Celltei Pak-o-Bird Travel Carrier review.  This review was a lot of fun to research and I hope you find it valuable if you are looking for information about Celltei bird backpacks and the company who makes them.

Why Am I Reviewing The Celltei Pak O Bird X-Small?

I have to say, I am mad keen on buying a bird backpack sometime soon!  I have written another post outlining all sorts of good reasons why you might want to take your pet budgie for a daily walk – you can read it here.

But here’s the thing – I don’t have an endless bucket of money!

And some significant others in my life might question whether the purchase of a backpack for my budgie might be somewhat extravagant. The family budget can only be squeezed so much!

The Celltei Pak O Bird was at the very top of my ‘I’d like to buy that’ list!  Some might call the backpack a ‘premium’ purchase – it certainly costs more than other similar ones.

But as the saying goes – you get what you pay for – right?

Or do you?

This review will confirm or debunk that theory – and maybe persuade my hubby to buy me one 🙂

So first a disclaimer: obviously, I do not own this backpack (yet!), but have consulted the company website, online retailers, existing owners of the product and waded through customer reviews, in order to provide a thorough review of this product.


Business Information

Company Background

Originally founded in 1999 with the idea to build a business with products that enable people to ‘live in style’, the company Style Living and its Celltei (phonetically sounds as ‘hand carry’ in Mandarin) trademark brand are based in Brooklyn, New York.

The business of designing pet products originated from the owners’ interest in hiking and traveling and from the unintended rescue of a Yorkie canine from overseas.

From one backpack pet carrier design, produced by a contracted factory in 2001, and the trial introduction of a few other products, it now designs and manufactures a complete line of pet travel carriers and ships to over 40 countries.

Current products include travel carriers designed specifically for birds (of all sizes), dogs, cats, monkeys and even ferrets!

Find Celltei @

Address: 128 Waterbury Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 USA

Tel: +1-718-388-8882

Email: info@celltei.com

Web: www.celltei.com

Instagram: @cellteipets

Facebook: Celltei

Youtube: Celltei / Style Living Corporation

Warranty And Repairs

Celltei carriers come with a 12 month from purchase warranty that covers all manufacturing, parts and pieces. The warranty does not cover damage inflicted by pets, such as tearing, scratching, staining, chewing or other wear and tear from normal use.

Style living offer a repair service for their products on a pay for service basis, and in some instances, may offer discounted replacement parts instead of repair.

Exchanges, Returns And Refunds

Exchanges are accepted by the company upon communication with them. Style Living will charge or refund the price difference with additional shipping charges added and will ship the new product immediately. exchanged goods must be returned within 10 days from the date of request of exchange.

Returns and refunds are accepted by the company if the product is in the same condition as sent, and is within two weeks from the date you receive it. Refunds are processed within 2 weeks from the date the returned item is received. Shipping charges are not refundable and a 15% restocking fee for return will be charged.


Review: Celltei Pak-o-Bird X-Small Travel Carrier

My Review

The Important Stuff

Summary and Specifications

Surface Fabric: 1680-Denier 100% Nylon with polyurethane coating

Dimensions: (L x W x H)   10 x 8 x 11.5 inches    (25.4 x 20.3 x 29.2 cm)

Weight: 2.6 lbs (1.18 kg)

Accessories and Weight:

Two Stainless Steel cups 10 oz (1.1 kg)
One Dragon Wood Perch 4 to 8 oz (0.11 to 0.23 kg)

Perch/Bar Positions: 1.5″, 4″ and 6″ above floor  (3.8 cm, 10.1 cm and 15.2 cm above floor)

Cup Position: 6″ (15.2 cm) above floor toward the front

Water Bottle Grommet Position: 6″ (15.2 cm) above floor toward the back on one side only

(Water bottle is sold separately)

Lining: 100% Nylon with polyurethane coating

Mesh Type: Stainless Steel (Mosquito proof)

Trims: Black color; reflective tape in silver/white color

Detachable Parts Included:

  • One pair of front/backpack straps  8 oz (0.23 kg)
  • One shoulder strap  2 oz (0.06 kg)
  • One pair of plastic structure support panels 3 oz (0.09 kg)
  • One detachable plastic floor panel 1 oz (0.03 kg)
  • Two 5 oz stainless steel cups 5 oz (0.14 kg)
  • One dragon wood perch 4 to 8 oz (0.11 -0.23 kg)
    (Standard size included is around 0.75″ or 1.91 cm diameter)

Manufactured: Made in USA

Warranty: One year warranty that covers all manufactured parts and pieces but NOT any damage inflicted by the pets, such as tearing, staining or chewing and, wear and tear from normal use.

Optional extras (not included)

Fleece cover for added warmth

Lixit No-Leak water bottle

Car seat straps

Hole covers

Monogram option

Overall
4.9
  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Versatility
  • Construction

Pros

3 wearing options  – front, back (padded shoulder straps) or side wearing (strap only)

Two D-rings on each interior side support panel provide a toy hanging point.

Can be covered nearly completely by lowering the side curtains and the front window flap. (Exception – two small skylight strips)

Two loops in the back allow the carrier to be strapped to a car seat belt.

All zippers have an auto-lock device to prevent accidental escape.

Multiple perch positions and choice of perch diameter (available at purchase)

 

Cons

Water bottle not included

Price is ‘premium’

My Recommendation

I am very satisfied that the Celltei Pak-o-Bird would be a great choice for anyone looking to purchase a compact, yet versatile, bird-friendly backpack.

The carrier is robustly constructed and well designed – built with human and bird comfort in mind. I love the customization options – various perch height, wearing options and a little ‘Budgies for Beginners’ monogram would certainly seal the deal for me!

There are very few negative customer reviews (a broken cup was about it) and this is always a good sign of a quality product.

Do I think it’s worth its ‘premium’ price?

Well, yes, I think I do!

If you’re still unconvinced whether a bird carrier backpack may be a good investment or not, I invite you to read my earlier post here.

Until next time,

Chirp chirp

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