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Universal Cage

Multi-purpose, flexible Universal Cage.
One cage for rats, mice or similar sized rodents.

  • Accessories are available to suit your experimental needs.
  • Modify effortlessly to accommodate multiple applications.
  • Access panel (door) for easy animal dosing and handling.
  • Stacks for easy storage.
  • Compatible with all BASi Raturn® Systems.
  • The transparent, cylindrical cage serves as an open field and provides easy visual access.

Applications:

  • Microdialysis
  • Blood sampling
  • ​Drug infusion and dosing,Bile sampling,Metabolic studies,Ultrafiltration

Additional Applications:

  • General behavioral observations or scoring
  • Studies that require the use of a tether/commutator/cables in an animal (e.g., in vivo electrical recordings/optogenetics).

 

  1. Comes with optional Universal Cage Lid
  2. Rat Water Bottle:  The water bottle is mounted externally.  Comes with a clip type rat water bottle holder when you order the Universal Cage with Rat Floor.
  3. Mouse Water Bottle: The water bottle is mounted externally. Comes with a clip type mouse water bottle holder when you order the Universal Cage with Mouse Floor.
  4. Replacement Rat or Mouse water bottle holders available (Clip type)
  5. Food Hopper – Rat
  6. Food Hopper Block Off Plate for Rats: This is required if you do not wish to use the Food Hopper accessory and choose to deliver food directly on the Solid Rat Floor: The block off plates are recommended for brain microdialysis or when using animals with similar head implants.  For mouse, the food is provided directly on the Solid Mouse Floor
  7. Solid Rat Floor for Universal Cage: This is required if your species of interest is rat or similar sized rodent
  8. Solid Mouse Floor for Universal Cage: This is required if your species of interest is mouse or similar sized rodent
  9. Mesh Floor for Universal Cage: This is required if you intend to collect urine and/or feces in Rats. It comes with Hairpin Clips that attaches the Mesh Floor to the cage wall and holds it in place. Cage Funnel, Feces Fetcher, Pyrex Rat Urinal, I-Cup: are other required accessories.

Universal Cage

 Item No.   Description 
 CX-1310  Universal Cage
 CX-1306  Universal Cage Lid
 CX-1311  Universal Cage with Lid

Rat Blood Sampling Components for Universal Cage

 Item No.              Description

 CX-1312     

 

 

 

 Universal Cage Components for Rat Blood Sampling.
 Includes the following: (order cage and lid separately) 
 CX-1245S Food dish (2)
 CX-5000 Water bottle - Rat
 CX-1241 Solid floor for universal cage - Rat
 CX-1246 Food dish block off plate (2)
 And necessary mounting hardware

Rat Metabolic Collection Components for Universal Cage​

 Item No.   Description 

 CX-1313 

 

 

 

 

                           

 Universal Cage Components for Rat Metabolic Collections.   
 Includes the  following: (order cage and lid separately) 
 CX-1245S - Food dish (2)
 CX-1246 - Food dish block off plate (2)
 CX-5000 - Water bottle
 CX-1202 - Pyrex rat urinal
 CX-1201 - Stainless steel feces separator
 CX-1400 - I-Cup
 CX-1243 - Rat Metabolic cage floor
 CX-1244 - Cage Funnel for Rat Metabolic
 And necessary mounting hardware

Mouse Blood Sampling Components for Universal Cage

 Item No.   Description

 CX-1314          

 

 

 Universal Cage Components for Mouse Blood Collections.
 Includes the following: (order cage and lid separately) 
 CX-1242 - Floor for Universal Cage
 CX-5010 - Water bottle
 CX-1214 - Mouse tether for use with dual species
 And necessary mounting hardware

Rat Blood, Rat Metabolic and Mouse Blood Sampling Components for Universal Cage

 Item No.   Description

 CX-1315                                                  

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

Universal Cage Components for Rat Metabolic, Rat Blood Sampling and Mouse Blood Collections. Includes all of the following: (order cage and lid separately) 
 CX-1245S - Food dish - Rat (4)
 CX-5000 - Water bottle - Rat (2)
 CX-1241 - Floor for Universal Cage - Rat (1)
 CX-1246 - Food dish block off plate (4)
 CX-1202 - Pyrex Rat Urinal (1)
 CX-1201 - Stainless steel feces separator (1)
 CX-1400 - I-Cup (1)
 CX-1243 - Metabolic cage floor - Rat (1)
 CX-1244 - Cage funnel for Rat metabolic (1)
 CX-1242 - Floor for Universal Cage - Mouse (1)
 CX-5010 - Water bottle - Mouse (1)
 CX-1214 - Mouse tether for use with dual species (1)
 And necessary mounting hardware

Compatible Raturn® Tethers:

 Item No.  Description
 MD-1455  Rat Tether with Mounting Bracket
 CX-1214  Mouse Tether - for use with dual species cage


The transparent, cylindrical, see-through cage serves as an open field and provides easy visual access.

Height:13 in (~33 cm), Diameter: 10.75 in (~27 cm), Door Height: 9.5 in (~24 cm)
Material: Polycarbonate cage and water bottle, stainless steel food holders, Teflon coated funnel, rubber and stainless sipper.
Care: All components Cage Wash Compatible.

Compatible Raturn® Tethers

 Item No.  Description
 MD-1455  Rat Tether with Mounting Bracket
 CX-1214  Mouse Tether - for use with dual species cage