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TLC-40 and 50 Eco/Advance Better Brooding of Exotic Birds

Brooder Temperatures and Other Information

Useful Information: Breeders' Resources (covers everything from handfeeding to potential breeding / chick problems) ... Incubation Information ... Information on Housing Chicks, Temperature Requirements, etc.


EcoGlow with two chicks

 

TLC-40 / TLC-50 ADVANCE Digital DisplayTLC -40 and 50 Brooder / Intensive Care Unit

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.

  • Optimal Environment for Helpless Chicks: 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.

  • Precise Temperature Control: 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.

  • Human Imprinting: 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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Primary function:

The new Octagon TLC-40 and TLC-50 brooders fulfill all these functions very cost effectively and can also double as a Hospital Cage for sick or injured birds. The two models differ in size; the TLC-40 has an effective volume of 40 litres (10 US gallons and the TLC-50, 100 litres (26 US gallons).

Furthermore each model is available with either Eco or Advance control system. The Eco provides digital control and read-out temperature whereas the Advance also shows humidity, includes temperature and power failure alarms and can be further supplemented by the to provide full control of humidity too. The Advance versions include switchable internal LED lighting which is both efficient and effective.

 

Features:

    • Accurate and adjustable digital temperature control
    • Smooth, easy-to-clean interior
    • No vulnerable edges for birds 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 with additional features and flexibility in Advance versions
    • Tough, clear hinged door with secure catch
    • Choice of two generous sizes suitable for a wide range of species
    • 2 year guarantee
 

TLC-40 and 50 Brooders - easy clean cabinet designHygiene:

With hygiene a top priority for your birds, the TLC-40 and 50 have 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-40 and TLC-50 has been carefully optimized to ensure consistent distribution of heat, so that all chicks are at the same temperature but with the fan maintaining gentle airspeeds so that down and dust are not blown around.

The 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. This positive pressure results in a small but essential airflow through the brooder chamber with fresh air drawn in through the inlet 2-stage electrostatic filter and into the chamber and stale air is discharged around the door and through the adjustable vent. As internal air is circulated it passes through two internal 2-stage electrostatic filters which remove airborne dust, spores and bacteria. All the filters are washable and replacement filter sets are available.

 

Humidity PumpHumidity:

Warm air at brooding temperature can result in dehydration of the hatchlings so the TLC-40 and 50 incorporate a water reservoir over which air is circulated 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 reservoir contains white evaporating block to help increase humidity and these blocks are available. The water reservoir is removable for cleaning. The low weight of the TLC-40 and 50 make them easy to carry.
 

Guarantee:

The TLC-40 and 50 are guaranteed for 2 years against defect and will be repaired or replaced should a fault arise within the guarantee period.

The manufacturer and their agents will not be responsible for loss or damages in the event of a failure, however caused, and the user is advised to arrange their own insurance cover where loss of power, mechanical or electrical failure might result in unacceptable losses. In order that we can continue our policy of innovation and improvement we reserve the right to alter specifications without notice.

Available over our Secure Online Store - or order over the phone: 1-888-354-4666


The Octagon TLC brooders are manufactured under ISO9002 quality assurance, which is independently assessed to ensure consistent and reliable production..

Note: In order that we can continue our policy of innovation and improvement we reserve the right to alter specifications without notice.


 

Humidity PumpOptional Accessories:

 

Humidity Pump

Continuous accurate control, water metering and direct display of current condition in % Relative Humidity

Warm air at brooding temperature can result in dehydration of the hatchlings so the TLC-40 and 50 incorporate a water reservoir over which air is circulated 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 reservoir contains white evaporating block to help increase humidity and these blocks are available. The water reservoir is removable for cleaning. The low weight of the TLC-40 and 50 make them easy to carry.

Available over our Secure Online Store - or order over the phone: 1-888-354-4666


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