TLC Brooders/Intensive Care Units

Multi-purpose Intensive Care Units providing optimal brooding of newly hatched exotic chicks and ideal recovery conditions for sick, injured or orphaned birds and mammals. 

Bird Brooding

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. 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.

Recovery Incubator

The TLC-30, 40 and 50 parrot brooders fulfill all these functions very cost effectively and can also double as a Recovery Incubator or Hospital Cage for sick or injured birds and mammals. 

Intensive Care Unit

Brinsea TLC Incubators are used around the world by breeding facilities, rescue centers and individual wildlife rehabbers. TLC Intensive Care Units are the best place for weak and fragile animals to heal, hide and grow - especially for tiny babies who aren't yet old enough to retain their own heat. The TLC incubators provide a warm, clean, quiet, safe and controlled environment giving these orphaned baby animals the best chance to recover and thrive.

Each model is available with either Eco, Advance or Zoologica control system.

The Eco provides control and read-out of temperature and in the case of the TLC-40 and 50 models high and low temperature alarms.

The TLC-40 and 50 Advance digital controls also include a display of humidity, variable fan speed and an internal light. 

The TLC-40 and 50 Zoologica also incorporate a humidity pump for fully automatic control of humidity.