The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory
Animals, as well as other generally-accepted
global standards, mandates that research
animals should be able to engage in normal
postures and activities. For rats, the ability
to comfortably obtain a bi-pedal stance is
something that has been shown to be
beneficial to their overall well-being.
Allentown’s NexGen Rat 1800 is a much
larger and taller cage with a floor to ceiling
height of 10” / 25cm, allowing rats to easily
achieve this bi-pedal posture.
The 1800 cage is also one of the most flexible
and enrichment-friendly systems we’ve ever
developed. Key to its flexibility and value are
multi-level options that are exclusive to the
1800. Supplementing the cage base, which
serves as Level 1, the NexGen 1800 provides
three additional vertical surfaces for rat
enrichment: the Nesting Box (L2), the Rear
Shelf (L3), and the Front Loft (L4).
The NexGen Rat 1800.
For Enrichment & Posturing, the Sky is the Limit!