SunCATcher Large Walk-in Indoor/Outdoor Small Animal / Cat Cages
Shop Petco to find hamster, guinea pig, and other small animal cages built to allow your pets to remain engaged and entertained
Summary Answering a few questions regarding the chemical, disinfecting/sterilizing procedures and how your plastic cages are handled within your facility should be the first part of your selection process. Finding answers to the chemical and steam resistance as well as impact strength of the various plastic resins you are considering for your cages is the second step. Finally, determine your budget and longevity goals. With these answered, you will be able to select the plastic animals cages that will best serve the needs of your facility.
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Hybrid Aluminum Framed Small Animal Cages
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Taking care of this type of pet can be entertaining and enjoyable. Unfortunately, the homes of many small pets are cages that require a large amount of cleaning. Cleaning the pet’s home is important not only to prevent odors and maintain a nice appearance, but also, cleaning the cage properly is essential to the health and well-being of your pet.Upon completion of that research, our fabricators began constructing hundreds of cages. The enclosures will include space for the feeding and watering systems we have designed, based upon known and assumed building techniques and technologies in use before and shortly after the Flood. The largest cages are built of wood beams and poles. The smaller enclosures are made of wood and bamboo, and can be stacked and set in an array that would allow animal waste to drop through the slots in the floor and into a designated location for easier removal.Bisphenol A (BPA) is a monomer with estrogenic activity that is used in the production of food packaging, dental sealants, polycarbonate plastic, and many other products. The monomer has previously been reported to hydrolyze and leach from these products under high heat and alkaline conditions, and the amount of leaching increases as a function of use. We examined whether new and used polycarbonate animal cages passively release bioactive levels of BPA into water at room temperature and neutral pH. Purified water was incubated at room temperature in new polycarbonate and polysulfone cages and used (discolored) polycarbonate cages, as well as control (glass and used polypropylene) containers. The resulting water samples were characterized with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and tested for estrogenic activity using an MCF-7 human breast cancer cell proliferation assay. Significant estrogenic activity, identifiable as BPA by GC/MS (up to 310 micro g/L), was released from used polycarbonate animal cages. Detectable levels of BPA were released from new polycarbonate cages (up to 0.3 micro g/L) as well as new polysulfone cages (1.5 micro g/L), whereas no BPA was detected in water incubated in glass and used polypropylene cages. Finally, BPA exposure as a result of being housed in used polycarbonate cages produced a 16% increase in uterine weight in prepubertal female mice relative to females housed in used polypropylene cages, although the difference was not statistically significant. Our findings suggest that laboratory animals maintained in polycarbonate and polysulfone cages are exposed to BPA via leaching, with exposure reaching the highest levels in old cages.Spot cleaning is a method of daily cleaning that is low stress for the cats, and reducing stress is a priority for shelter cat health. Two important causes of stress in shelter cats are moving a cat in and out of its cage (or into a new cage) and handling cats during cleaning. Spot cleaning allows cats to stay in their familiar housing environment with minimal handling during the most stressful time of the day: cleaning time.Housing cats in facilitates spot cleaning as the side not occupied by the cat can be tidied and cleaned, then the cat can move into the clean side while the other compartment side is cared for. However with a little care even single compartment units can often be spot cleaned. “Walk-in housing” such as group housing or large runs or rooms also works well for spot cleaning.Spot cleaning is accomplished with the cat remaining in the housing unit while it is tidied, beds made, litter box maintained and any remaining food and water removed and a fresh supply provided. Actual cleaning (soap and water or disinfectant cleaner) only occurs as needed to remove organic material from the surface areas - for many housing units this is not needed on a daily basis. Spot cleaning helps reduce risk of disease transmission because cats are minimally handled during cleaning thus the movement of germs from one cat to another is greatly reduced.Spot cleaning is efficient for the staff as well! Spot cleaning allows staff more time after cleaning for other animal care needs, individual cat attention and time to perform tasks that may not otherwise be accomplished when thorough cleaning of every housing unit is performed on a daily basis.Spot cleaning is not appropriate for cleaning a cage in preparation for a new cat arrival, or when the cage is so heavily soiled that a thorough cleaning with soap and water is required -- these are the times for deep cleaning and disinfection. It also may not be suitable for fractious or dangerous cats or groups of kittens unless they can be safely confined in a “feral cat box”, carrier or to one side of a double-compartment cage.For detailed information, download our instructions for spot cleaning cat cages in the attachment below.