NEW - TLC-40 Eco Series II Intensive Care Unit / Bird Brooder

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Easy to clean, general purpose small animal intensive care unit / bird brooder providing optimal brooding and recovery conditions. Digital control system with alarms, twin stage filter, water reservoir for increasing humidity with external top up for ease of use.

Price: £633.11 £527.59 ex In stock

Key Features

  • Accurate and calibrated adjustable digital temperature control
  • Display choice of °C or °F
  • Temperature alarm
  • Room temperature alarm
  • 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
  • Increased humidity range
  • Tough, clear hinged door with secure catch
  • Protected by Polygiene Biomaster antimicrobial additives
  • Mains power supply
  • Customer support online, by email and phone
  • Servicing options outside of guarantee period
  • Made in Great Britain
  • FREE 3 year guarantee (subject to online registration)


OXYGEN USEAGE: If you require an ICU with oxygen compatibility please visit our specialist Vetario website. The elevated oxygen levels which can be so beneficial to patients' therapy also introduces the hazard of much easier combustion. This means that the higher oxygen levels in an intensive care unit can lead to fire much more readily than in normal atmospheres. The Vetario T40M and T50M have been designed to control these risks and for additional reassurance they have been independently tested by BSI for product safety to the Animal and Medical Incubator standards. The Vetario T40M and T50M models conform to the oxygen fire safety clauses of the current EN 60601-1:2006 + corrigenda 2006 & 2007 standard.

The TLC-40 Eco Series II is a multi-purpose small animal Intensive Care Unit/bird brooder, providing the warmth and isolation essential for the critical care needs for a variety of young, sick, injured or weak animals and birds. With an effective volume of 40 litres, it can accommodate a rabbit, hedgehog, kitten or small puppy for example. Brinsea's TLC intensive care units are used by wildlife rescue centres, conservation projects, breeders and individual rehabilitators worldwide.

Control system: With accurate and calibrated digital temperature control, the TLC-40 Series II Eco gives the user precise and accurate temperature control that can be adjusted at the push of a button. The digital control system shows temperature in either °C or °F and includes dual adjustable alarms to warn of variations of temperature inside and outside the cabinet beyond user-set thresholds. Simply alter the temperature in 0.1°C increments by using the digital controls to adjust between room temperature and 38°C. The digital controller guards against accidental temperature adjustment.

Airflow: Airflow in the TLC-40 Series II Eco has been carefully optimised to ensure consistent distribution of heat, so that all animals are at the same temperature but with the fan maintaining gentle air speeds with positive pressure so that down, fluff and dust are not blown around. A twin stage air filter ensures that harmful bacteria and fungal spores are effortlessly removed from the brooding chamber; air is gently circulated by an internal fan in a way that minimises airborne dust.

Humidity: Warm air can result in dehydration so the TLC-40 Eco has a water reservoir over which air is circulated to increase humidity within the chamber. The water reservoir is filled from outside the unit and is clear, allowing the user to monitor the water level. The Series II models can reach higher humidity levels and an adjustable vent is fitted to the door which may be opened or closed to give greater control of humidity and fresh air flow.

With hygiene a top priority, the TLC-40 Series II Eco has been carefully designed to make cleaning as easy as possible. The smooth, easy-to-clean interior has no vulnerable edges for animals to chew. The whole unit can be easily disassembled for easy and effective cleaning.

FREE 3 year guarantee: subject to online registration.

Protected by Polygiene Biomaster Antimicrobial Additive: To reduce the risk of infection Brinsea incorporate Polygiene Biomaster Antimicrobial Protection into our incubator cabinets during manufacture. Polygiene 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%

Disinfecting tip: 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 TLC incubators/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.

Filling the water reservoir: Your TLC-40 Eco Series II is fitted with a water reservoir which humidifies air as it is drawn into the heater enclosure. Use a solution of Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant (1 part concentrate to 100 parts water) in the water reservoir (pan) to inhibit bacterial build-up. It is recommended that the reservoir is topped up with solution daily to reduce dehydration. The evaporating block and filters can be carefully washed by hand but they do need changing regularly.

PLEASE NOTE: The low room temperature alarm may be triggered at approximately 15°C to provide early warning of compromised performance.

Product code: HD4001A


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

Weight: 6.7kg

The TLC-40 & TLC-50 are subject to EU Design Registration No. 001779729-0005

A great help

Posted by Anita on 10/01/2024

This is my second incubator that I’ve brought to use at my hedgehog rescue. Works brilliant at quickly warm a cold hogs. Easy to set up and very quiet when running.

Saves lives

Posted by Acorn squirrel rescue on 27/01/2022

We have a couple of these incubators for baby squirrels and they are fantastic, wouldnt be able to do it without them

Specialist puppy rescue very happy :)

Posted by Jessie Blyth on 16/02/2021

Returning customer, exceedingly pleased as always. Our rescue which takes in puppies and kittens that would otherwise face euthanasia due to clefts for example, really appreciate these incubators. Brinsea are reliable, durable and easy to use.

Top Customer Service

Posted by Melissa Tucker on 29/02/2020

I run a small home based self funded wildlife rescue and we fund raised for one of these TLC40 Incubators. We have used it for a variety of wildlife over the last year and a half and it is a valuable piece of equipment to our rescue. When by user error we broke the base of the unit Brinsea were amazing at organising a replacement base for us, free of charge. Their customer service and advice is top class and I couldn’t recommend them enough to any wildlife rehabilitators.

Great incubator for wildlife care

Posted by Anne-Fleur Brand on 29/02/2020

We use this incubator on a daily basis for triage of our smaller wildlife patients ranging from mice, bats, and birds to hedgehogs. It heats up very quickly and the curved edges on the inside make it easy to wipe off faeces or other material.


Posted by Zivile Tiruniene on 29/02/2020

Absolutely brilliant incubator that we use for our little orphaned animals. Maintaining constant temperature reduces stress therefore increases survival! Amazing.

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Posted by Richard Moulding on 29/02/2020

We as a wildlife rescue centre have been using these incubators for many years and they really make a huge difference to our patients. Definitely recommended!

Excellent product

Posted by Aurelijus Tirunas on 29/02/2020

Very well made, reliable product. Served us 4 years

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  • TLC-40 & 50 Eco Series II - Product Instructions

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  • TLC Incubator Care Guide

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  • TLC Product Guide Download with Comparison Chart

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  • TLC & Vetario - Use of Incubators in Wildlife Care by Dr Liz Mullineaux, MRCVS

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  • TLC-30, 40, 50 Bird Brooder/Intensive Care Units - Product Literature

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  • Oxygen Safety When Using Intensive Care Units

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