Variety within their environment, as well as
the animals’ ability to have a degree of control
over it, is also a key factor in the well-being of research animals. The 1800 can
accommodate an optional platform in the
front of the cage that allows rats to engage in
important enrichment activities such as
climbing and exploration.
The forward portion of the 1800 cage, and
also its corresponding wire bar lid, allow for a
clear and unobstructed view both into and out
of the cage! This provides researchers with an
improved ability to perform quick and
effective health checks, while - in equally
important fashion - provides rats with a
vantage point into what is occurring outside of
the cage and within the room beyond; a key
health and enrichment factor in the overall
well-being of the animals.
A Step in the Right Direction. Time to Make a Stand.
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. The 1800 is a
much larger and;taller cage with a floor to
ceiling height of 10” / 25,4cm, allowing rats
to easily achieve this bi-pedal posture.
A Room with a View.