Optirat Plus Standard Cage Bottom

Highest Rat IVC Cage Density in the Industry

This uniquely shaped cage is designed to provide the highest density of caging per square foot of room space and provides a multitude of benefits: laminar airflow, slow air movement, removal of waste gas from the entire cage, and a wide front area for easy viewing of rats. The mezzanine level (not included) is highly valued by rats and they are most often found relaxing and exploring up on the shelf.

Recommendations: The lack of motors, vibration and noise means this cage is particularly well suited for rats in behavior studies, mice who need complex, enriched environments including many structures such as running wheels, shelters, ramps, and tubes and exotic rodentia such as deer mice.

Typical products purchased with this cage bottom are:

  • Optirat Plus Cage Mezzanine: CP79A102M
  • Optirat Plus Standard Bottle and Cap (2 per cage): CP79W100P
  • Optirat Plus Standard Feeder with Hinged Cover: CP40F105
  • Optirat Plus External Water Bottle/Bag Cage Top: CP79T100P
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SKU: CP79B100P Categories: ,

• Compatible with product #CP77R100 Optirat Plus Rack for water bottles
• Highest housing density in the industry
• Complex, multiple level and extra cage height promote natural behaviors
• Prevents release of odors and allergens in the animal room
• Superior cage visibility
• Lightweight, easy and low cost to maintain
• Integrated cage card holder
• Many customized accessories available
• Can house hamsters, guinea pigs, and deer mice, and other small rodents

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
15.3” (38.9 cm) L x 22.4” (56.9 cm) W (front) x 10.3” (26.2 cm) H

Cage Floor Area
183 square inches (1181 square centimeters); 244 square inches (1574 sq cm) with mezzanine

Cage Capacity
Without mezzanine: 2 rats 500 g or heavier; 3 rats 400-500 g; 4 rats 300-400 g; 6 rats 300-200 g; 8 rats 100-200 g With mezzanine: 3 rats 500 g or heavier; 4 rats 400-500 g; 6 rats 300-400 g; 8 rats 300-200 g; 10 rats 100-200 g

Cage Interior Height
10 inches (25.4 cm)

Cage Material