Brinsea incubators and brooders are sold around the world for parrot breeding
With typically a small number of valuable eggs parrot breeders value an incubator that combines sophistication and small scale.
Parrot breeders have known that the main compromise when using an incubator designed for hens’ eggs is that the turning isn’t sophisticated enough. Some parrots turn their eggs almost continually during incubation and so to replicate this Brinsea have developed the Ovation Zoologica incubators which turn the eggs on rollers with digital controlled precision. The spacing between these alloy rollers can be adjusted to suit different egg sizes. The Zoologica incubators feature Brinsea’s pinpoint control of temperature and humidity along with alarms to warn of power failure or wild room temperature changes to ensure the best possible hatching results for your exotic eggs. The temperature control is further improved with the filled, insulated base. The Ovation 28 Zoologica holds at least 20 African Grey sized eggs and the 56 holds double that number so there’s a model to suit most applications. Like all Brinsea incubators, these new models are made in UK and come with a FREE 3 year guarantee, subject to simple online registration.
‘These new exotic egg incubators represent class-leading technology with the finest incubation management available and are more advanced and refined than some well-regarded incubators costing over twice the price. The inclusion of precision roller turning, as featured in Brinsea’s £4500 Contaq Z7 incubator, completes this impressive design.’ said Ian Pearce, Brinsea’s Managing Director.
Another popular model for parrots is the Maxi 24 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 four different sizes of egg quadrant to accommodate a wide range of egg sizes.
Choosing a Brinsea brooder for parrots
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 Zoologica & TLC-50 Zoologica Series II brooders are both ideally suited to this. Warm air can result in dehydration so the TLC Zoologica models manage humidity levels with a precision digital humidity control system which maintains levels set by the user up to at least 65% RH under typical ambient conditions. An adjustable vent is fitted to the door which may be opened or closed to give greater control of humidity and fresh air flow. The water evaporation reservoir is removeable for easy cleaning.
With hygiene a top priority, the TLC Zoologica Series II models have 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.
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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