TLC-50 Advance Intensive Care Unit / Brooder / Recovery Unit

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Easy to clean intensive care unit providing optimal brooding and recovery conditions

Price: £669.35 £557.79 ex In stock

Key Features

  • Accurate and adjustable digital temperature control
  • Display choice of °C or °F
  • Digital humidity display
  • Water pan for humidity
  • EX humidity pump option
  • 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
  • Permanent calibrated digital temperature control
  • Tough, clear hinged door with secure catch
  • Internal LED light with on/off switch
  • Protected by Biomaster antimicrobial additives
  • 3 year guarantee

Description

The larger TLC-50 Advance provides digital control and read-out of temperature, humidity, temperature and power failure alarms and can be further supplemented by Brinsea's optional EX Humidity Pump to provide full control of humidity too (product code: AD25).


Our TLC-50 Advance has several applications.

Bird Brooding

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.


Recovery Incubator

The TLC-50 Advance 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


Functional Practicality

With hygiene a top priority, the TLC-50 Advance 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-50 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%


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 Vetario Intensive Care Units and 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-50 Advance 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.


Product code: HD411A

Specification

Overall height: 550 mm

Overall width: 690 mm

Overall depth: 490 mm

Floor area: 600 mm x 400 mm

Effective volume:100 litres

Power consumption (Watts) Max 150, Typical 100

Power supply 115v, 60Hz or 230v 50Hz as ordered

Weight: 8.7kg


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

Best Recovery Unit

Posted by Susanna Collins on 13/08/2018

I used this for one of my Bantam chicks which was struggling. Within days I seen a massive improvement. So it was a blessing in times of worry. With this you can rest assure you small chick are in the best recovery place.

Brilliant Incubator!

Posted by Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue on 30/01/2018

The Brinsea TLC Incubators are vital to our work saving British wildlife. They make such a difference to the care we can provide orphaned and poorly animals. We use them all year round for a wide array of species - from tiny hatchling birds & poorly hedgehogs to bats and even fawns! We have never had any issues with our Brinsea incubators; they are easy to use, easy to clean and they have helped us save many lives.

Lifesaving!

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).


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