Optirat GenII Cage Divider and Feeder set without Social Holes

Wish You Didn’t Have To Singly House And Completely Isolate Your Rodents?

According to the Guide, isolation and single housing of social species should not be considered unless justified based on experimental requirements or veterinary-related concerns for well-being. When necessary, it should be limited to the minimum period necessary; in addition, visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile contact with compatible conspecifics should be provided.

The use of this non-gasketed divider separates rodents that must be housed singly but still allows the animals to see, hear,  and smell a cage mate. Providing appropriate conspecific contact for singly-housed rodents represents best practices and is looked upon favorably as a means to improve welfare for animals who must be housed by themselves. And it benefits more than just the singly-housed animals: The investigator keeps fewer cages, too. A win-win for all!

Recommendations: The included feeder (M40022OR) provides food to both sides of the divider and a water bottle is available for each side of the cage. Consult your ACS specialist if this divider is required for use with autowater cages.

Typical products purchased with this product are:

  • Split feeder for Optirat GenII/Plus Dividers: M40022OR
  • Mouse/Optirat GenII Standard Bottle and Cap: C79122P
  • Optirat GenII Standard Cage Bottom: C83510P
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• Compatible with all Optirat GenII cage bottoms
• Regular feeders are divided in half so there is no net decrease in cage space
• Food does not need to be placed on the floor nor special feeders sourced
• Long metal feet offer superior stability

Material:
Divider:
Autoclaveable Polycarbonate 250F (121C)
Feeder:
Stainless steel 304L

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