Mice Housing & Handling

Mice are the most commonly used laboratory research mammal. In the wild, they have a complex social structure and high motivation to nest, burrow, climb, and forage. We can support these natural behaviors and refine their husbandry and housing. Follow the link below to learn more. 

How to Pick Up a Mouse

Did you know that mice find being picked up by the tail aversive? This harms animal welfare & scientific quality. But picking them up by a tunnel or with cupped hands solves these problems without taking extra handling time. Learn about the extensive evidence for this technique & tipes for practical implementation on Nc3Rs Hub.

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