3-4 WEEK DELIVERY TIME - TLC-30 Eco Intensive Care Unit / Brooder / Incubator

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TLC-30 Eco Intensive Care Unit / Brooder / Incubator - providing the warmth and isolation essential for critical care needs for a variety of young, sick, injured or weak animals and birds.

Price: £200.86 £167.38 ex In stock

Key Features

  • Portable - integral carry handle
  • Stackable
  • Clear door for easy observation
  • Easy to clean
  • Quick warm-up
  • Quiet, low speed fan
  • Glass thermometer reading °C
  • Double-walled cabinet for heat and sound insulation
  • Safe (12v operation)
  • Temperature range adjustable from room temperature to 38°C
  • Protected by Biomaster antimicrobial additives
  • Mains supply (as standard) or 12v with suitable connector - in-car cigarette lighter adaptor available separately (part number 15.45)
  • Simple to disassemble for deep cleaning
  • 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.

Multi-purpose small animal Intensive Care Unit, providing the warmth and isolation essential for critical care needs for a variety of young, sick, injured or weak animals and birds. With an internal floor area of around 24cm square, the TLC-30 Eco is designed for rescue and recovery of small mammals or birds or for the intensive care of young. The unit is equally suited to wildlife rescue or for pet breeders, where portability and ease of cleaning are key benefits.

Looking for a brooder suitable for parrots? Please take a look at our units with humidity: the TLC-40 Eco, TLC-40 Advance, TLC-50 Eco and TLC-50 Advance.

  • The TLC-30 Eco is portable: it has an integral carrying handle and is stackable. It operates at 12v for safety and can be powered from the mains with the adaptor (supplied) or from a car cigarette lighter (adaptor available separately, part number: 15.45).
  • The clear door is made of tough, UV resistant polycarbonate that can be closed and latched with one hand.
  • The TLC-30 Eco displays temperature on a spirit-in-glass thermometer visible through the clear door. Simply alter the temperature by turning the temperature dial to adjust between room temperature and 38°C. Temperature stability is maintained by a small fan which runs at low speed to minimise noise and disturbance.
  • The unit is also stackable - the feet from one unit locate in sockets in the cabinet of the unit below.
  • Cleaning the TLC-30 is easy: the hinged door lifts off and the working parts and fascia simply unclip and slide out - no tools needed - leaving the cabinet empty for deep cleaning.
  • The adjustable vent allows plentiful ventilation in warm rooms or at low set temperatures which is important for larger animals.

Protected by Biomaster antimicrobial additives - to reduce the risk of infection Brinsea incorporate Biomaster Antimicrobial Protection into our TLC-30 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%

As with all Brinsea's products, the TLC-30 Eco comes with a FREE 3 year guarantee, subject to online registration.

*Product shown stacked is the TLC-30 Advance

Need more features? Find out about our TLC-30 Advance...

Need humidity or a larger unit? Check out the TLC-40 Eco, TLC-40 Advance, TLC-50 Eco and TLC-50 Advance.

PLEASE NOTE: The TLC-30 Eco operates at 12v for safety and can be powered from the mains with the adaptor which is supplied or from a car cigarette lighter adaptor which is available separately, part number: 15.45.

Product code: HD380A


External dimensions: 297 x 270 x 275mm

Weight: 2100g

Max. power consumption (watts): 36

Typical running power consumption (watts): 18

Brinsea TLC intensive care units are subject to EU Design Registration No. 001779729-0005

Amazing bit of kit

Posted by Holly Taylor on 28/01/2021

One of the best things to invest in and own as a rehabber of young orphan animals and birds. Worth every penny. I only wish I had purchased the advanced version for the digital display and lighting. Couldn't recommend this product enough.

Stackable and Portable

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 TLC30 Stackable and Portable Incubators. We have used it for Hedgehogs and orphaned garden birds it is a highly valuable piece of equipment. It stacks nicely with other TLC30 Incubators we own, it can be used with the in-car charger to transport animals to the vets and when we need to take them home with us. Brinseas products are easy to use and a huge part of what we achieve with getting wildlife back to the wild. Many wouldn’t survive without these incubators. I couldn’t recommend them enough to any wildlife rehabilitators.

Best investment ever made.

Posted by Holly on 29/02/2020

I could not say enough good things about this product. I rehabilitate orphan baby birds and if you are on a budget with available space, this brooder is perfect.

Essential for my rescue work.

Posted by Wildlife Orphanage, Yorkshire on 22/05/2019

I now keep a TLC-30 Eco portable incubator in the car & switch it on as I drive to collect a patient. It’s nice & toasty when I arrive for collection & keeps the poorly patient warm & safe until we arrive back at the hospital. It's a fantastic addition to the Rescue.

Will be ordering many more.

Posted by Withington Hedgehog Trust on 22/05/2019

We use both TLC-30 Eco and Advance. I love the TLC-30 carry incubator for transport.We also use the 40/50 Eco and Advance and have Used Brinsea incubators for many years and have both sizes in the large and medium Brinsea incubators. Easy to clean and look fabulous. Will be ordering many more.

We can’t wait to get our hands on one!

Posted by Andy Cope, Bird Keeper - Bristol Zoo on 16/01/2019

The new TLC-30 portable brooder looks like a great piece of kit. We often take young chicks home with us for late night/early morning feeds and this machine will make that process much easier, as it’s lightweight, easy to carry and crucially can be powered by a 12v car supply so we know that the chicks will stay nice and warm. On top of that it looks as if it has been designed in such a way that it will be easy to clean and maintain, which is always welcome. We can’t wait to get our hands on one!

Portable and stackable!

Posted by Laura Benfield, Secret World Wildlife Rescue on 16/01/2019

We had one of the new TLC-30 incubators brought over to Secret World for us to try out. The incubator seems great, good weight and easy to carry around, the carry handle is ideal. We like the fact it can plug into a car as for some of us journey time with small orphan animals is an issue. The fact it’s smaller means that it seems to heat all the way to the floor, which for our very young animals is perfect as sometimes we have to add additional heat sources but with this incubator that shouldn’t be necessary. We hope to be in a position to have some of the TLC -30 Incubators in our hospital room where being stackable and easy to move are appealing features.

Long awaited!

Posted by Mark Vercoe - Deputy Curator of Birds, Chester Zoo on 15/01/2019

We are very pleased to hear about the development of Brinsea’s new TLC 30 incubators and we are looking forward to their arrival just in time for the start of the breeding season. At Chester Zoo we are home to over 1700 birds of over 140 species. Many of these are part of important conservation breeding programmes and while we encourage our birds to parent rear whenever possible, it’s inevitable that with such a large collection, hand rearing is a method we often turn to. The size and functionality of this new unit will be perfect for the transport of chicks from the zoo to home when evening and early morning feeds are essential and the ability to remove the heating element and control panel will benefit our exacting levels of hygiene. Brinsea have long been our go-to incubation specialists and we are proud to work with their team and equipment.

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