Animal Care Systems offer two different sized rat cages in its carousel high density configuration, OptiRat Gen 2 and OptiRat Plus. The Optirat GenII IVC rack system is built on the same structural frame as Optimice and employs the same motor-free, exhaust-ventilated technology as all Animal Care Systems caging systems.
This rodent cage is large enough to comfortably accommodate rats and other species and provide superior visibility, thanks to the wide front face. Each Optirat GenII IVC rack contains 42 cages, arrayed in seven levels with six cages per level. Each cage is equipped with two 400-mL water bottles and a 1.1-liter (1.2 quarts) stainless steel feeder.
Optirat GenII is available in the same three plastic rodent cage options as all standard Animal Care Systems cages, amber polysulfone, smoke polysulfone, and clear polycarbonate. Like our other carousel-style racks, this rack system for rats and other small rodents can be positioned against a wall or next to another rack. The rotating carousel provides easy cage access without moving racks or forming large aisles. Rotate the carousel to bring the cages to you. The Optirat Plus IVC rack system provides multi-level housing for rats and other large rodents. The cage allows the housing of larger groups and fewer single animals. The large interior enables additional intracage enrichment like shelters and allows rats to express natural behaviors, enhancing well-being. The mezzanine increases floor space and adds complexity to the cage environment.
Optirat Plus combines our proven motor-free, exhaust ventilated technology and high-density carousel design with improved ease of use and maintenance. The feeder is located near the rear of the cage for improved visibility of animals, and the water bottles are externally located to allow changing without opening cages.
Each rack contains 30 cages, arrayed in six levels of five cages per level. Each cage is equipped with a 1.1-liter feeder and two 500-mL water bottles or optional water bag adapters; automatic watering is also available.
Like our other carousel-style racks, this rack system for rats and other large rodents can be positioned against a wall or next to another rack. The rotating carousel provides easy cage access without moving racks or forming large aisles. Simply stand in one place and bring the cages to you.