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Maisie's Portable Incubator #509044
03/20/08 02:53 PM
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Here are the pics and "How To" on how I set up Maisie's Portable Incubator.

I started with a plastic shoe box. I drilled holes in the top for venting.



I then placed a 6" X 6" piece of fleece that had been wet and completely squeezed out (no more water would squeeze out) in the bottom of the shoe box.



I placed 3-6 pieces of fleece on top of that, cut slightly larger than the bottom of the shoe box. Then, the Flukers Thermometer and the Acu Rite "Outdoor" Probe on top of the pieces of fleece. The temperature can be raised by removing a layer of fleece. If your joey burrows under the layers of fleece, you will have to put your thermometers where your joey ends up. The ideal temperature is 95 degrees. Your incubator should be from 90 degrees to 95 degrees.







You will need two large, thick towels. Place them on top of each other, fold them in half long ways and then roll the ends toward the middle. This is how my incubator ended up at the right temperature. With your set up, you might have to fold the towels over the top of the shoe box, or wrap the towel ends around the outside of the box.



Place the electric heat pad on top of the towels. I have my Grandmother's heat pad. I was informed that some of the new heat pads do turn themselves off after being on for two hours.



Place the shoe box on top of the heat pad and monitor the temperature. This is what Maisie's at home incubator looks like.



Maisie's Portable Incubator has a few more steps. Place the entire incubator on top of one or two tie edge fleece blankets. This will depend on how cold the inside of your vehicle / outside temperature will get down to.



Cover some of the vent holes, not all, to keep some of the heat inside the incubator. This is also another way to regulate the temperature. The more holes that are covered, the warmer the incubator will be.



Cover the incubator completely with the fleece blankets. The end that the vent holes are not covered by the smaller pieces of fleece needs to not be so snuggly covered by the blankets. Your joey will need some fresh air. Just for picture purposes, I left part of it uncovered.

[img]http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00578Custom.jpg[/img]

To make this a Portable Incubator, you will need a house hold plug to cigarette lighter converter. I purchased mine at a Truck Stop some time back.

[img]http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00577Custom.jpg[/img]

Here is what Maisie's Portable Incubator looks like.

[img]http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00572Custom.jpg[/img]

Here is Maisie at 44 days oop, she weighs 44 grams. She is eating an alien.

[img]http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00569Custom.jpg[/img]


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: ] #509054
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that is a VERY smart idea. good job!!!!!


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: ] #509063
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Wow that is really cool! Thanks for sharing that!


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: ORsuggiemomma] #509066
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Leigh, your information and pictures are awesome. Thanks for sharing!
By the way, that sweet Maisie is the cutest little thing. It amazes me to see how much she's grown since I last saw her at the Feb gathering.


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: RoxyNinja] #509069
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WOW! Awesome Job!

And she is VERY cute by the way! smile

Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: ] #509092
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OH MY!!! MY SWEET MAISIE!!!!

Hey she has a piggy tail like her sister Magnolia...LOL


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: Izzyandrileysmom] #509272
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shock I can't believe that's the same baby that I left in your care a month ago! She looks ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!

And your portable incubator is SUCH AN INGENIOUS IDEA!!! thumb I'm so DOGGONE proud of you!!! hug2 mlove


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: ] #509306
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I might also add that there is a small incubator available that I have used to raise cockatiels and Pom puppies in. It works great and both the temp and humidity can be controlled. When I purchased mine it cost around $250.00 In most animals its very important to be able to control the humidity to prevent dehydration.


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Re: Maisie's Portable Incubator [Re: heartlandglider] #509314
03/20/08 07:48 PM
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what a great idea. thanks for sharing the info and the pictures.

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03/21/08 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: lab123
Here are the pics and "How To" on how I set up Maisie's Portable Incubator.

Maisie's Portable Incubator has a few more steps. Place the entire incubator on top of one or two tie edge fleece blankets. This will depend on how cold the inside of your vehicle / outside temperature will get down to. Maisie was in her incubator at 100 degrees and it was 24 degrees in my vehicle in the parking lot.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00580Custom.jpg

Cover some of the vent holes, not all, to keep some of the heat inside the incubator. This is also another way to regulate the temperature. The more holes that are covered, the warmer the incubator will be.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00579Custom.jpg

Cover the incubator completely with the fleece blankets. The end that the vent holes are not covered by the smaller pieces of fleece needs to not be so snuggly covered by the blankets. Your joey will need some fresh air. Just for picture pourposes, I left part of it uncovered.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00578Custom.jpg

To make this a Portable Incubator, you will need a house hold plug to cigarette lighter converter. I purchased mine at a Truck Stop some time back.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00577Custom.jpg

Here is what Maisie's Portable Incubator looks like.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/leighbentley123/Portable%20Incubator/DSC00572Custom.jpg




what an awesome job!!! wow!!! do you have any idea/estimate of what each one cost you to make? i think it's an awesome thing to have if you have gliders having babies. would this be something that could be put into the files under breeding and babies? it just might come in handy for someone out there sometime! that way they don't have to hunt for it? just a thought!

and your little sweetie looks awesome too! she looks like she's doing fantastic! way to go mommie!!! you're doing a great job, and it shows!

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