Since puppies cannot retain their own body temperature for the first 7 to 10 days of their life, it's important they receive consistent heat. With an electronic heat sensor, the Heated Whelping Nest constantly gauges the temperature and adjusts it as necessary. The nest can be adjusted from 85 to 100°F. It is preset at 95°F but can be set lower for heat pad or higher for stress pad. The dish shape simulates a natural nest and keeps the pups all together in one area, so they can't roll or crawl into unknown territory. The plastic surface and finished floor are easy to clean. Constructed of tough, ABS plastic and is sealed to protect against moisture/urine. Outside diameter measures 23".
Outside Diameter: 23"
Wattage: 150 watt power consumption
Wattage: 150 watt power consumption
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Best Whelping Tool EVER!!
Jan 3, 2017 | By Lisa
We have been using these for at least 10 years now and they are indespensable! They keep our puppies warm and together, rarely does one end up behind the mom or get squished. I've no idea what "Karen" and "Steve" did that caused them so much problem, but as most other people said, these are wonderful! Also, "Melissa's" should've acclimated her dog for a good week or two to the whelping box prior to her giving birth. Maybe her dog is just odd.... Even our brand new moms love these. Sometimes our biggest problem is the moms not wanting to share it with her babies, they love the warmth so much they take over the entire bowl. Our buildings are heated, but the warmth feels so good. :-) We've been breeding for 23 years and did occasionally have trouble keeping the newborns warm and together using just a heating pad. If you are a new breeder, don't risk losing any puppies, get one of these for every one of your whelping boxes!! We always keep spares around in case one ends up having a problem or we make new boxes!
Feb 12, 2016 | By Don BATES
THE BEST!I have been breeding labs for about 50 years, this is the best piece of equipment ever! Through trial and error I have designed a raised whelping box with this nest set into the floor. I find the nest so important I keep a spare. The original models were not repairable but the latest are. I have never lost a pup from being laid on since I bought my first nest. The weak pups have every chance because they are not stressed by being either too hot or too cold.Don
Aug 26, 2014 | By Amy
It worked very well to keep puppies a nice temp with no fear of burns
May 23, 2013 | By Phyllis L
I have been breeding for 20 years and it is my single most valuable piece of equipment. Mine is a toy breed and I can't imagine what the person did wrong who said her puppies fell through the middle. The middle of what? It is a "bowl" and there is no place to fall. I have never had a mother refuse to stay with her puppies and if one did get behind her it stayed there until she moved. If the nest is in the middle of the box (mine are slightly off to one side so there is room for the mother to lay down if she wants to get off the heat for a little while. I let mine stay on the nest until they get off on their own which i about 4 weeks but I "turn down" the heat around 10 days by wrapping a fuzzy fabric over the top and tucking it in around the sides which I have not nailed down but just placed in the cut out bottom. The heat is adjustable a bit but hard to do I leave it at the highest which is 95 degrees. No, I am not cooking the puppies since my own body temp is 98.6 so it is less than if on my lap. Invaluable !
Mar 9, 2013 | By Melissa O'Brien
Very impressed with the product but my seasoned bitch didn't want to use it. She had a litter of 7 pups a few days early that could have benefited from the constant heat for stressed pups. As a creature of habit,she didn't adapt to it's use. We eventually lost all the pups. In hind sight, I should have taken the pups away from her and used the whelping nest.
Mar 1, 2013 | By Debbie
I have 2 of these and they are a wonderful product and I have used mine for several years. I raise Yorkies and this product has saved many puppies lives for me. It keeps the puppies at the correct temperature they should be at. My Mothers seem to really like it also. After whelping they stretch out on it and it seems to be very relaxing for them. I have not lost any puppies and would not be without this product. This is a 5 star product for me and I would not ever be without one!
Feb 4, 2013 | By Cindy
I love mine and have never had a problem with the puppies being squished. I would and have recommended this nest to a lot of people that have purchased it also.There are less expensive ones that have been known to overheat leaving 3 degree burns on the poor little things. This product is worth every penny..
Not for smaller breeds
Jan 30, 2013 | By KarenZ
Too large scale for newborn Shib-tzu'sPuppies fell into the middle and couldn't get to mom
Jan 29, 2013 | By Steve
I have one of these and I would't recommend it to anyone. The concept looks like it would really do the job. It does everything they say about it but the problem I had with it was if the puppy is behind the mother with it's back against the wall and the mother lays down and stretches out to let them nurse or just lays there the puppy can't escape and they get squashed. We raise 20+ litters a year and when we used this we lost more puppies than when using just a regular heating pad.