With typically a small number of valuable eggs parrot breeders value an incubator that combines sophistication and small scale. The most popular model for parrots is the Maxi II EX which features fully automatic humidity control, programmable turning which can be adjusted down to just five minute turning intervals – which is important for some parrot species – this model also comes complete with two egg disks to accommodate a wide range of egg sizes.
Parrot chicks hatch 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. They need a hygienic and temperature controlled environment to thrive and the Brinsea TLC-40 Advance Brooder is ideally suited to this. 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.
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