Preferences for Paper Bedding Material of the Laboratory Mice

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Abstract

In order to identify indicators of the preferences for bedding materials, the paper bedding material preferences of laboratory mice were investigated in the present study. Four cages, each containing a different structure of paper bedding material were connected to allow free access to each cage. The preferences for paper bedding materials of laboratory mice were judged by the differences in the length of stay and sleep in each cage. The mice preferred the bedding material that allowed them to easily hide and build nests and was soft. We conclude that the comfort and well-being of laboratory mice can be increased through the appropriate selection of bedding material.

Journal

  • Experimental Animals

    Experimental Animals 51(2), 157-161, 2002-04

    Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008394294
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11032321
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13411357
  • NDL Article ID
    6136358
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS7(科学技術--医学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-H752
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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