Brinsea TLC 50 Advance Brooder

Cozy Brooder for Parrots and Birds of Prey

Since parrots and birds of prey are born blind and helpless, they have different brooding needs than poultry, waterfowl, and game birds. The TLC 50 Advance not only provides a safe, warm and cozy environment for your hatchlings, it also has features such as a switchable internal light, a digital display of humidity, and both audible and visual high and low temp alarms, so you can be alerted right away if something is wrong. Designed spefically for Parrots, this brooder takes their unique needs into consideration and delivers a high-quality brooding option for birds with less mobility at hatching. The large clear door means that you can start bonding with your birds right away, even before it is safe to handle them regularly. There is even an air filtration system that helps remove airborne bacteria and fungi from inside the brooder! Brinsea pulled out all the stops on this one to deliver you the very best brooding experience possible for your parrotlets.

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Tough, efficient, easily cleaned and quick to set up, the TLC-50 Advance Brooder features:

  • Accurate digital temperature control adjustable through an easy to use menu
  • Unique air filtration for removal of airborne bacteria and fungi from the chamber (filter replacements available).
  • Removable clear door and immersible lower half of the cabinet with smooth, mirror finish interior for easy cleaning.
  • Water reservoir with top up to reduce the risk of dehydration.
  • Adjustable fresh air exchange through a door mounted vent.


  • Audible and visual high and low temperature alarms
  • Digital display of the humidity level achieved in the chamber.
  • Switchable internal light

The Humidity Pump shown above can be fitted to provide fully automatic humidity control. Please note the humidity pump is not included and needs to be purchased separately.

Internal dimensions: 15.5" wide x 12" deep x 11" high. For smaller units see the TLC-40 Eco or TLC-40 Advance.

The new TLC-40 and TLC-50 parrot brooders fulfil 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 Brinsea’s optional EX Humidity Pump 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 
    (subject to simple online registration)

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. 
To order quote part number HD021.

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.

Specifications :

  • Digital Temperature Control
  • Display Choice of F/C
  • Digital Humidity Display
  • Water Pan For Humidity
  • EX Humidity Pump Option (sold separately)
  • Temperature Alarm
  • Dimensions:21.5 x 27 x 19.5
  • Floor Area:23.5 x 15.5
  • Effective Volume: 26 gallons
  • Weight:19 lbs
  • Power Supply: 115v, 60 hz
  • Power Consumption: 150 watts max, 100 watts typical

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.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer Brinsea
Model No
UPC Does Not Apply
Chicken Egg Capacity No
Goose Egg Capacity No
Quail Egg Capacity No


Great BrooderReview by Dr. Fisher
We use this in clinic for all sorts of things! A warm, cozy place can lend well to recovery, which is why they are used for newborns (there aren't many things in life more traumatic than being born). It is amazingly accurate and does exactly what it should. The filtration system is a must for us- reducing bacteria when dealing with injury is paramount. The window is a great bonus, it allows us to really keep an eye on the animals we treat. Thanks for a great product! (Posted on 3/12/2014)

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