Mice Making Choices
Location: University of Rochester
Date: July 27, 2020
We have placed one safe harbor retreat inside each of our 18,000 ventilated, micro-isolator mouse cages. Research and animal care staff enjoy observing the preference choices our mice make huddling inside or on top of the shelters. On the relatively rare occasions we experience cage water supply leaks, our mice climb atop the spacious, flat roof of the retreat to stay dry. We are impressed with the mouse welfare benefits perceived over our first three months since universally employing this simple enrichment strategy.