The Brinsea Octagon TLC-50 series brooder full fill 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 heaters. The advanced Octagon Thermal Life-support Cabinet - portable digital brooder 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. So you will want to get one of the new Octagon brooders for all of your brooding needs. For more questions about this brooder please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Voltage is 115 volts for use in the USA most countries. If 220 volts is needed you will need to use a voltage converter, this item is not included and you will need to buy this separately in your area. BS4 Octagon TLC-50 Brooder. More information listed below about the Brinsea Octagon Brooders. 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. Primary function : The new TLC-40 and TLC-50 parrot brooders fullfill 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 liters (10 US gallons and the TLC-50, 100 liters (26 US gallons). 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 , Hygiene : With hygiene a top priority for your birds, the TLC-40 and 50 parrot brooders 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 brooders 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 from Brinsea or from your local stockist. Humidity : Warm air at brooding temperature can result in dehydration of the hatchlings so the TLC-40 and 50 brooders 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 from Brinsea Products or your local stockist. The water reservoir is removable for cleaning. The low weight of the TLC-40 and 50 brooders make them easy to carry. Guarantee : The TLC-40 and 50 brooders are fully guaranteed and will be repaired or replaced if a fault should arise within the guarantee period (see terms of guarantee). Brinsea Products Ltd 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.