MidWest Poquito Avian Hotel Bird Cage is a sturdy cage specifically designed for travel with your pet bird. The beautiful, lightweight “hotel” is easy to assemble and includes a perch carry handle. There's also a slide-out tray that can be used as an out-of-cage play area. The lightweight, durable cage features all the comforts of your bird's regular cage and is available in ruby and platinum color, to fit well with the décor of your final destination.
Included in this cage set are 2 stainless steel food cups, one cotton rope perch, one natural wood play-top perch.
Lightweight & durable for a longlasting and easy to move set up.
Unwrap and remove all parts from the box. Keep the box and all packing materials until the cage is fully assembled and inspected. In case of return or exchange, failure to return product in similar condition as received could result in limited reimbursement. Check to insure you have all of the following parts:
Side Panel without Doors
Side Panel w/2 Doors
Metal Lever & Install Screw & Spring
Bottle of Touch-up Paint
On the bottom interior of both the FRONT and BACK PANELS there are 2 small prongs jutting up. Take the FRONT PANEL and either of the 2 SIDE PANELS and insert the hollow square tube at the bottom of the SIDE PANEL onto the top of one of the prongs.
Once that has been done you can insert the small arm at the top interior of the FRONT PANEL into the sleeve located on the interior of the SIDE PANEL you have been working with. While holding the FRONT PANEL and SIDE PANEL together, take the BACK PANEL and insert the second hollow square tube on the bottom of the SIDE PANEL you have been working with onto the corresponding BACK PANEL lower prong.
Once that has been done you can insert the small arm at the top interior of the BACK PANEL into the sleeve located on the interior of the SIDE PANEL you have been working with. With 3 of the PANELS now connected, take the remaining SIDE PANEL and hook each of the bottom hollow square tubes on the SIDE PANEL into the corresponding FRONT PANEL and BACK PANEL prongs.
Once that has been done you can insert the small arms at the top interior of the FRONT and BACK PANELS into the sleeves located on the interior of this second SIDE PANEL you have been working with.
After the 4 primary panels are together, take the TOP GRATE with its 4 pairs of "feet" facing downward, and fit the 4 pairs of feet into the square tubes at the top of the 4 PANELS.
Unscrew the balls on the LATCHES so that they are completely separated from the long portion of the LATCH. Take the long portion of the LATCH with the spring on the right side and insert it into any of the latch housings. Hold the LATCH inside the housing until you can see the threaded hole where the ball should be screwed inch Take the ball and screw it back into the threaded hole. Repeat for the other 3 LATCHES.
To attach the PERCH HANDLE, align it so that its connector pieces are facing downward and are in the center of the TOP GRATE. The PERCH HANDLE is attached by slipping the connector piece's round hole over the screw on the center of each side panel. PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 positions the PERCH HANDLE can be used inch When carrying/picking up the POQUITO by its PERCH HANDLE, the PERCH HANDLE slides upward in the connector so that the cage can be safely carried without separating from the cage. When the cage is immobile and the PERCH HANDLE is used as a play area, the PERCH HANDLE should be pushed downward so that it "locks." This allows your bird to sit on top of it without the PERCH HANDLE moving around.
Take the BOTTOM GRATE and slide it into the upper rail tracks.
Take the BOTTOM TRAY and slide it into the lower rail tracks.
Install the ROPE PERCH by unscrewing both ends of it, fitting the small slots on each exposed end of the ROPE PERCH in between any bar on the cage and then re-screwing the ends of the ROPE PERCH back on to it, but via the exterior of the cage.
Install the CUPHOLDERS by fitting the 4 "feet" on the CUPHOLDERS into the 4 hollow tubes on the interior of the SIDE PANEL w/2 DOORS.
Install the CUPS by opening the food doors and sliding the CUPS into the CUPHOLDERS.
Assemble the METAL LEVER, and its installation SCREW and SPRING. Take the SCREW, fit the METAL LEVER over/onto it, and then fit the SPRING over the SCREW as well. When it is one complete piece, then screw the entire METAL LEVER assembly into the hole on the lower part of the FRONT PANEL. The METAL LEVER, when it is in the "Down" position, is designed to hold the BOTTOM TRAY and BOTTOM GRATE in place. When the BOTTOM TRAY and BOTTOM GRATE need to be removed, simply push the METAL LEVER to the side.
I've owned this since before it was on Chewy, and it's what I needed
on Dec 19, 2018Top 500 Contributor
Although this is far from perfect, I transported three green cheek conures via car from Phoenix to D.C.. They stayed in the back seat with a screen on the window for sun glare. They were very quiet except when they got to talk to me as I refilled the gas tank. They stayed at two different Best Westerns for the trek, along with my guinea pigs and cats. No issues.
Now, about the far from perfect:
This is a beast. You want aluminum weight, but didn't want to pay aluminum prices. I didn't. It was another hundred dollars. This has to be twenty-ish pounds. When it was time to assemble, some of the welds were crooked, so we have to bend them back into place either by hand or gentle tap tap tap withAlthough this is far from perfect, I transported three green cheek conures via car from Phoenix to D.C.. They stayed in the back seat with a screen on the window for sun glare. They were very quiet except when they got to talk to me as I refilled the gas tank. They stayed at two different Best Westerns for the trek, along with my guinea pigs and cats. No issues.
Now, about the far from perfect:
This is a beast. You want aluminum weight, but didn't want to pay aluminum prices. I didn't. It was another hundred dollars. This has to be twenty-ish pounds. When it was time to assemble, some of the welds were crooked, so we have to bend them back into place either by hand or gentle tap tap tap with a rubber mallet. It was also missing a spring that I believe was part of the closure on the lower tray, so we had to pick one up at the hardware store. We haven never had an issue with the perch breaking down, and I am so glad it was included. The last part that really jerks my tater are the food cup doors. Unless there has been an improvement on the last three years, the cup holders do not open WITH the door. They are stationary, and so when you go to slide a full dish of food or water in for an anxious bird that is idling on that cup frame, you have to pray that they won't freak out because sliding that cup in means you are about to pinch their toes if they don't move.
Three green cheeks have lived in this for a few days before moving, for 3 days during moving, and for almost a week after we made it to the new rental. It's supposed to be able to be broken back down, but we just keep it in storage still fully assembled so nothing goes missing or gets bent.
There is enough room with the three girls to include hanging their Happy Hut as well as a half a sea grass activity mat down one of the walls.… more
Great temporary cage for a small amazon
on Jan 14, 2019
This cage is great for my white front amazon’s baths. It is very well made, sturdy, and very functional. It will be great for emergencies and travel. Highly recommend!
on Nov 20, 2018
Put this cage together and it is amazing! Very sturdy, and heavy, but it's a solid cage. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something this size.
Not great but alright.
on Aug 8, 2018
The body is pretty easy to assemble with some pliers, but the pieces that hold the bowls take a good while to fit in.
I ordered two and both had several spots with thin, bubbly or no coating at all, and a bent bar on each. They include a vial of touch up paint with every cage for these kinds of things, and it's clear it's already been used on parts of the cage in the factory already. The top panel also comes off easily, so I'd recommend using a few zip ties.
Poor Chinese quality control, but they're a decent size for the function, heavy/sturdy like I wanted and look nice as long as you don't look too close. I wouldn't buy them again.
Very heavy but a nice secondary cage.
on Aug 21, 2018
Using this travel cage as a second place for my Amazon parrot to hang out. I cannot imagine trying to carry this cage stored or put together, very heavy. However it is well made for sure. Assembly somewhat tedious, but I did it myself.
Perfect for RV
on Jan 13, 2019
Perfect fit, small cage but big enough for small parrot who travels with us in RV....
Not very big
on Apr 27, 2018
I was looking for more cage. Heavy for size. Not happy with this purchase but I am happy with most items from chewy. I get many items from them.
Smaller than it looks
on Jan 21, 2018
I found it hard to put toether, didn’t think it was secure, used zip ties and locks, to make sure it didn’t come apart when carrying it. I was afraid my amazon could open the doors by himself. I did like outside access to water and feed, But definitely wouldn’t recommend, really wasted my money but had no time to return and get another one
A bit heavy to travel. Little things to fix.
on Jan 26, 2018
Everything was very safe until my bird thought about lifting the top grill. The first day I lost 2 of the rubbers that protect the legs of the cage.
Great travel cage
on Nov 20, 2017
Great for in car b/c it's heavy/sturdy & stays where I put it-no sliding or tipping. If u carry by handle its a bit heavy, but I just pick up/carry like I'd pick up a box which is easier for me being I'm very petite, 100 lbs. Conure likes it. While not in use for travel, it sets a few feet from his big cage & flys back & forth to play/eat in both. I did have an issue with the top perch being to splintery & rough, but Chewy corrected it , of course. Oh, it was quite easy to put together. It's like a mini regular cage as far as how it's set up, stainless bowls w/ doors, slide out bottom tray, top perch.