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 larger TLC-50 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-50 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-50 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-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%
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 Eco 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: HD410A
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
The TLC-40 & TLC-50 are subject to EU Design Registration No. 001779729-0005
Wonderful piece of kit. Saved so many hedgehog lives. Simple to use. Reaches temperature very quickly. Easy to clean.
Posted by Jill Speechley on 11/08/2018
I have bought this IC unit to use for any of my parrots that are sick. it is very easy to use and easy to clean. So far I have used it successfully for two sick birds. I can highly recommend this unit to be used as a hospital box.
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).
Easy to use.
Posted by Nicholas Piggin on 24/11/2012
This brooder maintains perfect temperature, is very easy to use and perfect for keeping clean. I am unable to find any faults so far.
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