Egg Incubator Buyers Guide
This guide covers the following topics:
Selecting the Right Incubator
Which Accessories do I need?
Getting the Best Value
Why Buy from Incubator Warehouse?
1) Selecting the Right Incubator
Many customers ask about the differences between the Little Giant 9300 and the Hova-Bator 1602n egg incubators. They both hold the same quantity of eggs and are well known for being a popular choice when incubating reptile eggs...
What is an IncuKit ™ ?
For starters, the IncuKit may be the world's easiest way to make your own incubator. Why? Because it combines the essential components of a good incubator into one handy little device. It combines the fan, heater and thermostat together so all you have to do is install the IncuKit into your container and you have a regulated incubator!
We have two versions of the IncuKit.
1.) IncuKit Mini - intended for small incuabators that need upto about 30-40 watts of ...
When building a reptile incubator there are several factors to be considered:
1) How many reptile eggs you plan to incubate at a time
Depending on the number of reptile eggs you plan to hatch you will need to increase the size of your reptile incubator. When you make the your reptile incubator larger you most often need to increase the heater wattage, fan circulation (if necessary), incubator wall insulation, and sometimes even a thermostat capable of handling the higher wattage heater.
There are some basic things that every reptile incubator needs. Here is a list of them along with information about each one. You may notice that this information is similar in many ways to the information needed for a bird incubator.
Container: Depending on how many egg you want to hatch at a time, you may want something small that will hold just 4-8 eggs or a larger container that will hold dozens. Determine how many eggs you anticipate you'll have to incubate and then decide on the c...
Purchasing reptile eggs is actually not a simple thing to do. There are few things that make it complicated.
1. Some reptile eggs are actually illegal to sell in the US due to issues with possible disease.
2. Reptile eggs are very sensitive to movement once they are laid. The embryo begins developing very rapidly and moving the egg after a period of time can harm and even kill the embryo.
3. They require moisture and warmth and any time in transit may not provide either, which may damage t...
1. How long is the incubation period?
The incubation period will depend on a few things. The most obvious is what type of animal you have. The other is the temperature of the environment you are hatching in.
Snakes: 50-65 days, depending on the species Lizards: 1-2 months, depending on the species Turtles: Box turtles - 9 to 10 weeks, painted turtles around 2-3 months. Generally, 45-90 days in warmer conditions. But can be even up to 120 days for colder temperatures.
2. How do...
Albumen - The egg white.
Blood Feather - The stage of growth in a feather where the vein in a live quill carries nutrients to the growing feather.
Blood Ring - Circular blood remnant visible when an egg is candled, signifying that the embryo has died at a young age.
Botulism - Paralysis of the neck, caused from toxins ingested from boggy areas with rotting vegetation or animals.
Broody - A female bird who is preparing to sit or is sitting on eggs, characte...
Question 1: What is the difference between the Little Giant incubator and the Hova-Bator incubator?
Answer: Both incubators hold the same quantity of eggs. There are a few differences. First, the thermostats are very different. The Hova-Bator uses a mechanical wafer-style thermostat. It works great but you will need to install it (not very difficult and comes with good instructions) and setting the correct temperature is just a little trickier than the Little Giant. But once it is set, it h...
Hatching Eggs can be Fun & Rewarding
Setting your eggs
Eggs have the best hatch rate when stored for no more than 7 days before beginning to incubate. Allow cool eggs to warm slowly to room temperature before placing in the incubator . Abrupt warming from 55 degrees to 100 degrees can cause moisture condensation on the egg shell which can lead to disease and reduced hatches.
Humidity is controlled in order to prevent unnecessary loss of eg...
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Shopping for Egg Incubators
We at the Incubator Warehouse know that shopping for egg incubators can be very confusing. Our website has been designed to make shopping for egg incubators as easy as possible. Regardless of whether you are shopping for a chicken incubator, quail incubator, poultry incubator, or even a reptile incubator, we recommend starting with our Egg Incubator Buyers Guide . ...
Shopping for Egg Incubators
We at the Incubator Warehouse know that shopping for egg incubators can be very confusing. Our website has been designed to make shopping for egg incubators as easy as possible. Regardless of whether you are shopping for a chicken incubator, quail incubator, poultry incubator, or even a reptile incubator, we recommend starting with our Egg Incubator Buyers Guide .
We've made shopping for egg incubators EASY with our Egg Incubator Combo ...