Optimice Blockparty Cage Bottom

Environmental Enrichment combined with the Highest Mouse IVC Cage Density in the Industry

Blockparty allows up to 10 Optimice cages to connect to each other by use of horizontal connecting tubes. Simply plug in the Blockparty tube to connect any two adjacent cages. Rodent cage space can increase up to tenfold, allowing animals to move freely among the cages. Mice often compartmentalize any cage for day-to-day functions like playing, breeding, nesting, and eliminating urine and feces. When Blockparty tubes are removed, spring-loaded doors automatically close, reverting this lab Optimice cage to a single unit.

Recommendations: Typically customers join two cages together and place enrichment devices such as running wheels in one cage and food and water in the other. Blockparty cages provide welfare and enrichment by increasing cage complexity and living space.

Typical products purchased with this cage are:

  • Optimice/Optirat GenII Standard Bottle and Cap: C79122P
  • Optimice Large Capacity Feeder: C40103
  • Optimice Standard Cage Top: C79290P
  • Optimice Standard Cage Card Holder Assembly: C79253
  • Optimice Blockparty Tube, Amber: C79BP050
  • Optimice Blockparty Tube, Red: C79BP050RED
Add to Quote

• Compatible with product # C77200 Optimice Rack
• Plan experiments based on desired group size without floor space limitations
• Manage different breeding schemes such as polygamous/trio mating groups
• Add additional enrichment or test equipment in adjoining cages
• Carry out preference testing without modifying existing cage set-ups
• Rats and mice often choose a designated cage(s) for urination/defecation only, resulting in fewer cages to be changed
• Can permit cage changes without disturbing or transferring animals
• Ideal for adding extra enrichment for sentinels
• Sentinels can opt to nest in one clean cage but are still exposed to dirty bedding when eating/drinking/exploring
• Accessory components are available to support a variety of specialized models

What to expect from all Animal Care Systems cages

• One-­pass, low-­velocity airflow with total volume air changes
• No noise or vibration
• Variable-free environment
• Prevents release of odors and allergens in the animal room
• Superior cage visibility
• Fast and easy cage filter replacement
• Lightweight and low cost to maintain

Cage Outside Dimensions
13.5” (34.3 cm) L x 11.5” (29.2 cm) W (front) x 6.1” (15.5 cm) H

Cage Floor Area
75 square inches (484 square centimeters)

Cage Capacity
5 (25 g mice)

Cage Material