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Question Is this carrier safe for my bird?

Hello! My friend and I are going on a trip. It will be anywhere from 7-10 hours in a car, and we are staying in a cabin for a week. She is ordering a small carrier for the trip, and wants to know if this carrier:
Amazon.com : Suncast 23-Inch Pet Carrier Round : Hard Sided Pet Carriers : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Suncast 23-Inch Pet Carrier Round : Hard Sided Pet Carriers : Pet Supplies
Is safe for her Cockatiel. Thanks, any advice appreciated.
(By the way, yes we will have a larger cage for when we get there, this is just a car cage)

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I hope it is, I kinda want one now!!!
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I agree, that is why I am wondering. My friend and I were searching for something of a good quality, but not too expensive. Preferably not over $35, because we don't have much money.
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I'd double check on the wire spacing and how big the holes are in the front.
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This:
Amazon.com : Living World Pet Carrier, Red/Grey : Small Pet Carrier : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Living World Pet Carrier, Red/Grey : Small Pet Carrier : Pet Supplies
Is another one, but we thought that the other one seemed better, and it was bigger.
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The wire spacing was 3/4 in some spots, 1 inch in others. If the holes in the front were too large I could put mesh over it.
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Great idea Echo! I like the first one much better also.
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1st carrier link-
It isn't safe for a budgie. You can use it for larger small to medium birds but even then you have to block off the holes to the door which are about an inch wide in some places.

I own this carrier and use it for my cockatiel but I would never ever put a budgie in there. The actual bar spacing on the carrier is a small fraction less then 3/4's probably closer to 7/10th of an inch. We used a a larger foraging toy on the door frame to block the really large holes.

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I also own the red carrier and the spacing is all a 1/2 inch or less except for one slightly larger hole in the center of the lid. I blocked that hole with tape. I will warn you my budgie hates that carrier because it is dark and small. I finally stopped using it because trying to get him in there was such a power struggle. Now, I just use a small cage for transport if I can't take his current cage, no more power struggles. My cockatiel cannot fit in this carrier because his tail is too long.

How about something like this? Petco parakeet cage It has a large door and a carrier handle with a few small renovations it would be a great sleep/travel cage. If the tiel is going to spend a majority of the day in the cage I would look for a slightly bigger travel cage maybe a 16x16 so he won't be too cramped.

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Thank you! I will tell my friend that the first one and the link you sent me are both good.
I appreciate this a lot, thanks again. :3
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Ooh, found one, it is more expensive but larger. My friend wants only the best for her cockatiel Thoughts? Prevue Hendryx Travel Bird Cage at PETCO

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