Accurate and adjustable digital temperature control
Display choice of °C or °F
Water pan for humidity
Smooth, easy-to-clean interior
No vulnerable edges for animals to chew
Positive pressure with gentle fan ventilation
Twin stage filter, for removal of harmful bacteria and fungi
Water reservoir for increasing humidity with external top up
Permanent calibrated digital temperature control
Tough, clear hinged door with secure catch
Protected by Biomaster antimicrobial additives
3 year guarantee
Our TLC-40 Eco has several applications.
Altricial species of birds (including all parrots and birds of prey) are blind and helpless when they hatch and it is some weeks before they are able to move around, control their body temperature and feed themselves. During this period the young birds need to be kept in a clean, temperature controlled environment. As they grow and develop down and feathers they can gradually tolerate lower temperatures and the breeder needs to be able to reduce the chamber temperature easily, whilst still maintaining control. Young birds also benefit from being able to see humans from within the chamber; during this early stage in their development it is essential for young birds to become familiar with the presence of people if they are to be tame in adulthood.
The TLC-40 Eco brooder fulfils all of the above functions very cost effectively and can also double as a Hospital Cage for sick or injured birds, used by rescue centres worldwide.
Intensive Care Unit
Brinsea TLC Recovery Incubators provide such an environment and are used around the world by rescue centres, breeding centres and individuals. TLC incubators are the best place for weak and fragile baby animals to heal, hide, cuddle, and grow - especially for tiny babies who aren't yet old enough to retain their own heat. The incubators provide a warm, clean, quiet, safe and reliable haven for these orphaned baby animals. Many young babies need extra help to survive in those early days and a safe, secure, controlled environment gives them the best chance to recover and thrive. Find out more about our TLC Rescue-Me project at www.tlcrescueme.co.uk
With hygiene a top priority, the TLC-40 Eco has been carefully designed to make cleaning as easy as possible. The lower half of the cabinets and doors are removable allowing them to be scrubbed and immersed. It is also easy to wipe clean the high gloss finish of the ABS plastic upper cabinet and the fan guard is simply detached to allow access to clean the fan. Even the heater is encased in a metal tube making cleaning easy. The control circuit is housed away from the chamber for reliability. Airflow in the TLC-40 and has been carefully optimised to ensure consistent distribution of heat, so that all chicks are at the same temperature but with the fan maintaining gentle air speeds so that down, fluff and dust are not blown around.
Protected by Biomaster Antimicrobial Additive
To reduce the risk of infection Brinsea incorporate Biomaster Antimicrobial Protection into our incubator cabinets during manufacture. Biomaster Protection is embedded within the plastic itself which prevents the growth of harmful bacteria helping to provide the optimum environment for young animals. Proven to quickly reduce bacterial growth by up to 99.99%
Please make sure that disinfectant is thoroughly rinsed off plastic parts after cleaning and avoid alcohol based solutions to avoid gradual embrittlement of plastic parts.
We have come across a small number of instances of plastic parts of the Vetario Intensive Care Units and TLC brooders becoming degraded, brittle and breaking – particularly around the screws on the door hinges) due to the action of some disinfectants. To avoid this don't use disinfectants containing alcohol and take care that all traces of disinfectants or cleaning agents are rinsed away with water after cleaning, especially around the hinge screws.
Product code: HD400A
Overall height: 470 mm
Overall width: 485 mm
Overall depth: 385 mm
Floor area: 400 mm x 300 mm
Effective volume: 40 litres
Power consumption (Watts) Max 150, Typical 85
Power supply 115v, 60Hz or 230v 50Hz as ordered
The TLC-40 & TLC-50 are subject to EU Design Registration No. 001779729-0005
I purchased this for my hedgehog rescue a few months ago. Its a little life saver of a thing. Easy to use, quick to arm and easy to monitor and regulate. A few more hedgehogs out there in the wild because of it.
This has made a huge difference for us.
Posted by Help 4 Hogs on 26/09/2017
I purchased this incubator last year as I only had heat mats for the sick and orphaned hogs. It has made a huge difference to me as the hogs can be kept at a constant heat relevant to their situation and are nicely contained. It is very easy to use and would recommend to anyone. Hopefully I can purchase another as soon as enough funds have been raised.
Posted by Bert's Hedgehog Retreat on 21/09/2017
How happy are we with this incubator? We have been running our hedgehog Rescue for 6 years and surviving using heat mats until now. This incubator is amazing - quite literally saving hedgehog lives. When they come in collapsed, injured sick or underweight we use the incubator to help them maintain body temperature, which they would otherwise be unable to do themselves. We are so impressed we are fundraising to but a second incubator and will 100% recommend to anyone. Our hedgehog survival rate has improved vastly because of the incubator. BRILLIANT!!
Posted by Willows Hedgehog Rescue on 01/09/2015
Here at Willows Hedgehog Rescue we admit and treat many hundreds of injured, ill and orphaned hedgehogs each year. The Brinsea TLC Incubators in the main hospital area are a vital tool in the hospitals facilities to help save very ill and orphaned hedgehogs. The very busy time for the incubators here at Willows are the late spring and summer months when orphaned and abandoned hoglet litters start to be admitted. Hoglets can be admitted from as young as just minutes old and we also have litters of premature hoglets admitted. The three Brinsea incubators in use at Willows Hedgehog Rescue provide a lifesaving facility for hoglets with the incubators running constantly housing many litters of hoglets over the spring and summer months. Hoglets that without the incubators would not be able to survive.
I love this ICU to bits!
Posted by Mary Crichton on 17/07/2015
Adelaide Bat Care - I love this ICU to bits! They are fantastic for our little injured Microbats because it allows temperatures to be maintained at a temperature for the Microbats to recover without going into torpor, which they do easily especially during the day time. It provides the humidity that they require which once again is so important for their recovery from especially cat attacks! Many Bat Carers not never do without one. It has been the greatest asset to help the Microbats in the initial emergency care that they require when they first come into care, plus an absolute ‘must’ for newborn Microbat babies (pups).
Posted by Mark Taylor on 18/10/2012
As with all the Brinsea range, i would expect this product to be very accurate and reliable. I am looking to purchase one of these brooders in the future after good results hatching some parrot chicks in one of the Brinsea incubators this year.
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