Christie W. writes
My beloved Macaw is 44 inches long including a 26-inch long tail.
I’ve searched on Amazon and everywhere for 3 years but no carrier will accommodate him and I will NOT allow his tail to be bent in a smaller one (the largest Wingabago made is still too short for him).
I used to have a source, a gentleman out of business or who died, who custom-made bird carriers.
They were unbreakable Lexan (what is used in making prison windows) versus breakable acrylic.
I had a huge airline hard dog crate with a metal bar front and 2 handles on top. I had a handyman install a manzanita perch at the perfect height.
Unfortunately, careless movers broke the carrier when I moved residences.
What sources do you know of who could make a Lexan carrier for me?
I don’t want one of those absurdly expensive $280 backpack carriers, I forgot the brand name of, which have a mesh front closure as my Bird could chew through that in seconds plus I need a carrier, not a backpack, for the car when I take him to the vet or on an outing.
When there are no available carriers large enough for a large long-tailed macaw you will need to look at dog carriers.
There are many made in metal or plastic with metal doors.
You can add hook-on or bolt-on food and water dishes as needed.
Drilling a hole through the wall of a plastic carrier will allow you to install a bolt-on frame for a coop up.
Times like this are when you become creative as a large parrot owner.
I hope this helps.