25 Jul

Mouse Igloo

In picking a topic to blog about this week, I had to write about this.  Mouse Igloo?  Not sure if your reaction was the same as mine?  I had to laugh and then the word “really?” came to mind.  Now I’m sure you lab rats (excuse the pun), totally get it.

The manufacturer, Bio-Serv, has created this little mouse house for our fury friends and I do understand that it serves a purpose.

  • It provides shelter and a secluded place to build a nest.
    • Made of high temp polycarbonate
    • Transparent material which provides ease of visibility.  They are Certified (Contaminant Screened), Autoclavable, Cagewasher safe and a great addition to your breeding program.

And yes, I think they look pretty cool.  Besides the fact, doesn’t the little guy seem happy?  Other accessories also available include a floor which allows mother and pups to be transferred together and improves pups survival rate.  There is also a Fast-Trac activity wheel which supports natural and instinctive running behavior.

But in all seriousness, it allows mice to withdraw from direct light and seek refuge from dominant cage mates.  Mice Bullies?

The Igloo and their accessories are a great inexpensive addition and not too cheesy. (sorry).

As always, please feel free to give myself  or any of my associates here at LabPlanet a call with any questions that you may have or if we can be of further assistance.

Stephen Gonshorek