As many breeders and veterinarians disccovered, Lyon Technology (LyonVet) closed their operation several years ago. HotSpot for Birds had been a distributor of their excellent AICU's and brooders for 25 years so we were truly sorry that they are no longer available. We were hoping that Lyon Technology would be bought by another company that would continue the product line, but this did not happen.
The good news is that we have recently found a new source for animal intensive care units that are similar to Lyon's products. Dragonhaus has developed a line of AICUs to fill the hole left by LyonVet AICU's. They believe their product meets and far exceeds the units that they formerly provided.
While Dragonhaus is primarily known for their reptile enclosures, their expert staff has years worth of animal care experience to assure that their habitats are of the highest quality for all species. Together with a local exotic veterinary practice, they have produced the first Dragonhaus ICUs for small animals. Since each specie dictates strict environments while in recovery, all of the Dragonhaus ICUs are designed to regulate environmental needs while keeping the animal safe and sterile.
The AICU's are manufactured by hand in Washington.
Dragonhaus has recently designed and started manufacturing custom Intensive Care Units with input from the Bothell Center for Bird and Exotic Medicine for use in Veterinary offices, Zoos, and rescues. Collaboratively working with the input of veterinarians doctors and breeders, they have come up with AICUs that are functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Dragonhaus systems offer any rehabilitation efforts complete control of the patients' environment. Heating, lighting, and circulation fans are all individually controlled and paired with the included 600 Watt PID thermostat, keeping the exact temperature a simple task. Also included is an audio and visual alarm system as a fail-safe, alerting the keeper if the temperature exceeds a 5-degree variation.
Unique features offered with Dragonhaus AICUs:
The units are modular, and very customizable and can be assembled in a wide variety of capacities
and configurations to meet your unique needs.
The base model is the 32x14x14 unit, which has an interior space of 24x12x12 and is
suitable for most small animals. While this size is very versatile, this is not the appropriate size for many animals will not fit, so the units have been designed to be scaled in all dimensions to allow for larger patients, arboreal species, and even provide birds with vertical space for perching.
The Dragonhaus AICU's stand out because they have been designed them to stack on top of each other to be considerate of space. These AICU's can be special ordered to meet any need. For example, the multiple units can be scaled in a variety of sizes to create a wall of various enclosures, largest on the bottom and smaller ones on top. Each one is individually controlled and can stand alone, being placed on
the floor or a countertop. They are incredibly versatile, lightweight and easy to operate!