He's only a small parrot. He's smaller than the birds they intend this carrier for--the perch diameter is for a larger bird. He had mostly chewed his way out through the ordinary plastic mesh screen in five minutes. He'd have been out in 10 minutes, probably flying around the moving car. What were they thinking? Even tiny parrots chew on things. Here's a picture of Thelonius M. Bird, sitting in the doorway of a parakeet (budgie) cage. He's bigger than a budgie, but his species is considered medium-sized as parrots go. He's tiny next to a Maccaw.