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Nesting Materials

Alpha-twist™ is comprised of twisted multi-layered paper that is chopped into short lengths. Once in the cage, rodents unfurl and manipulate them into fluffy nests. One roll of Alpha-twist™ can be unrolled into a 5 inch strand of paper. One bag provides enrichment for approximately 1400 cages and technicians can custom dose depending on the cage or housing arrangement.

Product # Description
SSAT Alpha-twist 8 lb.

This revolutionary new product promotes enhanced activity in rodents. Animals spend hours unfurling the twisted paper rolls and then use them for bedding, nesting and burrowing. Bright white so that animal discharges are easily noticed. Dustless to prevent clogging of air filters and animal irritation. Great for nudes and hairless mice. Can be used in conjunction with other beddings or used on its own as a bedding product.

Product # Description
ANDEB Enrich-n-Nest™ 1.25 cu. ft.


These nesting squares provide rodents with hours of enrichment as they’re shredded into a soft, fluffy bed. Manufactured from pulped virgin cotton fiber and sterilized during manufacture. Available in standard 2"x 2" squares or 1"x 1" squares and packaged with an extra-strength polyethylene liner. Autoclavable. And remember, our price includes delivery within our regular service area.

Product # Description
NE3600 Nestlets 2" x 2"  3,600 per case
NE7200 Nestlets 1" x 1"  14,400 per case


Shepherd Shacks
This revolutionary rodent enrichment item has become an industry standard. Shacks appeal to rodents natural nesting instincts. They provide an activity center, help reduce stress and aggression, and improve breeding results. Autoclavable. Also available irradiated. Now offered in five different styles and sizes.

Product # Description

Shepherd Shacks Regular  560/case

5.75" long x 3.5" wide x 2.25" high


Shepherd Shacks Backless  600/case

4.4" long x 3.5" wide x 2.25" high


Shepherd Shacks for Rats  108/case

8" long x 7" wide x 4" high


Shepherd Dome Homes  480/case

5.5" long x 4" wide x 2.5" high (can be torn at perforation to create 2 half domes)


Shepherd Mouse Maze  240/case
(special order)

6" long x 6" wide x 2.5" high


Shepherd Mini Maze  250/case
(special order)

4.5" long x 4.5" wide x 2.75" high
(not shown; 3 hole design)


5 Shack Styles
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MPlex Mouse House
Made from transparent polycarbonate. Features large and small arch openings and vent holes to enhance airflow. Can be autoclaved. Sits on cage floor or can be clipped to wire lid.
Measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/4 " High

Product # Description
OEMPLEX-R MPlex Mouse House Red
OEMPLEX-B MPlex Mouse House Blue

Alpha Nests
3"x3" squares made of 100% bleached staple cotton fibers. Precut for easy dispensing. Long cotton fibers allow for easy shredding but are virtually dust-free. Autoclavable. Also available irradiated.

Product # Description
SS1015 Alpha Nests 2000/case
SS1017 Irradiated Alpha Nests  2000/case 

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Alpha Pads
6" x 10" sheets made of 100% bleached staple cotton fibers. Precut to fit standard mouse shoebox cages. Long cotton fibers are virtually dust free and are highly absorbent. A shredded Alpha Pad will absorb nearly 20 times its own weight. Autoclavable. Also available irradiated.

Product # Description
SS2010 Alpha Pads 6 x 10 400/case

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Made of cleanly cut and crinkled paper strips, Enviro-Dri provides a dust-free and economical form of enrichment. A small handful on top of your existing bedding provides hours of nesting activity for rodents. One box provides enrichment for up to 2000 standard mouse shoeboxes. Also used with non-human primates where food or treats are placed in the Enviro-Dri to encourage foraging. Autoclavable. Also available irradiated.

Product # Description
SS1020 Enviro-Dri 25 lbs.
SS1021 Irradiated Enviro-Dri 25 lbs.

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Chinchilla Dust Bath
All natural powder which appeals to a chinchilla's natural instinct for dust bathing. Helps protect the coat by eliminating oils and moisture from the fur.

Product # Description
072893 Chinchilla Dust Bath
case of 6 40 oz. cannisters