Research has shown that picking up mice by the tail induces aversion and high anxiety and generally should be avoided. Datesand have developed reusable 3mm fit for purpose clip-on Clear Handling Tubes. They can be clipped onto cage bars, providing enrichment for mice as well as being an extremely useful tool for technicians.
We offer 3 different sized Clear Handling Tubes depending on your needs, including these 110mm clip-on tubes and regular 100mm and 130mm tubes.
Although handling tunnels do not have to be present in the home cage to be effective, having a handling tunnel in the home cage increases recognition of a familiar safe site as well as providing cage enrichment. – (www.nc3rs.org.uk/handling-and-restraint) The elevated handling tube will minimise the risk of accidental cage flooding.
- Clips on to the cage bars
- Bidirectional fitting
- Made from 3mm thick clear polycarbonate
- High-Grade Polycarbonate
- Injection Moulded for smoother edges
- 50mm inside diameter
- ‘Reduces handling anxiety and stress
- Makes animal observations easier
- Reduces the risk of being bitten
- Minimal physical contact required
- Autoclavable at 121ºC and cagewasher safe
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