- 4 Brooder and NEW larger TLC - 5 Brooder / Intensive
brooding of exotic birds - TLC-4
$419.00 - BUY
NOW TLC- 5 $659.00
advanced Octagon® Thermal Life-support Cabinet
- portable digital parrot brooder
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.
Brooder/Intensive Care Unit
During this period the young birds need
to be kept in a clean, temperature controlled environment
as free as possible from airborne contaminants such
as fungal spores and dust. 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.
and Hospital Cage in one.
The new Octagon® TLC-4 and TLC-5 brooders fulfil all
these functions very cost effectively and can also double
as a Hospital Cage or intensive care unit for sick or
injured birds. The bird(s) are gently warmed by Brinsea's
unique OmnithermTM heating system which evenly radiates
heat from almost the entire internal surface of the
chamber walls, so avoiding hot or cool spots and the
hazards associated with traditional high temperature
walls of the TLC-4 and TLC-5 Brooders are
slightly warmer than the air temperature within the
chamber, not colder like most brooders. Proven proportional
band electronic temperature circuitry gives precise
control of air temperature over a wide temperature range.
The TLC brooders include an independent calibrated digital
display of air temperature as standard.
is further improved by carefully designed fan-assisted
airflow. The fan (s) - two in the TLC-5 - gently circulate
air within the cabinet through a replaceable two-stage
electrostatic filter medium which removes airborne dust
and down generated by the bird(s). At the same time
a small, controlled amount of fresh air is drawn into
the chamber through a second filter system, over the
water reservoir and into the chamber.
– Advanced incubator heating
design of the air circulation system
results in a slight positive pressure within the chamber
which resists the inflow of any unfiltered air from
outside. This use of slight pressure differences is
a proven method in hospital isolation wards to resist
the spread of airborne bio hazards. Replacement filters
are available from Brinsea® Products Inc. or from your
interior of the bird chamber
is entirely free of hard-to-clean mechanisms and protrusions.
The fan, temperature sensors, heater and light are housed
behind panels. Only the circulation filter is accessible
from within the chamber for cleaning/renewal. The internal
walls of the chamber are white to enhance visibility
and cleaning. A switchable, low power light illuminates
the interior for cleaning and inspection of birds. The
simple toughness of the interior also resists damage
which can be caused by larger birds.
air at brooding temperature
can result in dehydration of the hatchling so the TLC-4
and TLC-5 brooders incorporates a water reservoir over
which incoming air is drawn to increase humidity within
the chamber. The water reservoir is filled from outside
the unit and is clear, allowing the user to monitor
the water level.
The low weight of the TLC-4 and TLC-5 Brooders
and the integral handle make it easy
to carry. The feet in the base of the cabinet match
recesses in the top so that multiple units can be stacked
safely. The unique curved door slides conveniently around
the back for easy access to the interior but the lack
of edges and smooth internal surface mean that even
the most determined bird will not escape.
TLC-4 is supplied with four quadrant shaped plastic
nest tubs which just lift out for cleaning
and make the best use of the circular space. All TLC-5
Intensive Care Units come with a durable floor liner
for easy cleaning
and again best use of the oval space.
TLC-5 Optional Wire Door $89.00
Useful additional facilities
sturdy removable wire door is available as an option
for the TLC-5 to ensure larger and stronger birds are
Warning of temperature fluctuations or power failure
is an optional extra if Brinsea's T20 temperature alarm
is connected to the TLC-5 Intensive Care Unit.
adapter (inverter) -
rated at 150 Watts continuous it is specially adapted
to be compatible with any Brinsea® incubator or brooder
allowing you to run them from a shutdown and output
with all Brinsea® products the Octagon® TLC-4 brooder
and TLC-5 Intensive Care Unit are manufactured under
ISO9002 quality assurance, which is independently assessed
to ensure consistent and reliable production.
order that we can continue our policy of innovation
and improvement we reserve the right to alter specifications
Products Inc 2012