Exo Terra Incubator? Some questions, Good? Bad?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    I have had very crappy luck with my LG, I have been saving for a better incubator, I came across Exo Terra Incubator and heard it was good for chicken eggs to, BUT! I hatch mostly duck eggs.. Would this be a good bator for them? I also have reptiles who will have eggs eventally (hopefully) so this incubator would be a PLUS later on.

    Anyone tried it before? I have had a total of 3 ducklings hatch out of my LG out of around 70 eggs.. Please tell me it cant be worse then that, But is it worth $150?

    ALSO, can the LG egg turner fit in it?

    Does it have a fan?
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    You can't put a turner in an ExoTerra.

    I would not recommend an ExoTerra. Our first incubator was one of those, and it was excellent for one hatch. Temp, humidity, the whole bit, did an excellent job. It died 36 hours into the second incubation. I think for the money, you should get more than 1 hatch out of it.

    You can get a Reptipro 5000 for the same price. That's what we are using now, and it is, in my opinion, a superior product. You can also pay extra and order auto turners for the Reptipro.

    We might have just gotten one that was bad from the manufacturer, but I was disappointed in it as a product. Reptipro's are the same price--get that one.
  3. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    Do a search here for "Reptipro"...we've discussed the pros. cons, & lots of helpful info!
  4. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    [​IMG] Reptipro is quit a bit out of my $ range.. $100 more on all the sites i see to order it

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