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Alpha-twist

ALPHA-twist

SHEPHERD SPECIALTY PAPERS

"A New Twist in Our Bedding"

The Premiere Rodent Enrichment Bedding

and Nesting Material

ALPHA-dri® + PLUS™ is a blend of ALPHA-dri® bedding and our ALPHA-Twist™nesting material.

 

  • ENHANCES nest building instincts

  • TWO for ONE Advantage

  • NOTHING to Add

  • SAVES TIME and MONEY

  • LOW Dust Content

Look at the volume of this nest using just 6 grams of ALPHA-Twist Mini-rolls shown on the left.  Mice forage, unfurl and manipulate each roll into a  complex dome-shaped multilayered nest with AMAZING results

ALPHA-Twist™ Rolls

  (6 grams)

Unfurled ALPHA-Twist™

  • ALPHA-twist™   is comprised of twisted multi-layered paper that is chopped into short lengths. 
    Once in a cage, rodents unfurl and manipulate them into fluffy nests.

  • Maximum Environmental Enrichment:  Species specific behaviors are nurtured and enhanced through the unrolling of the material for use in nest building.  One roll of ALPHA-twist™ can be unrolled into a 5 inch strand of paper!

  • Customized Dosage:  Technicians can custom dose each cage with an exact amount of material to satisfy a particular cage or housing arrangement.

  • Economical:  One bag of ALPHA-twist™ can provide enrichment for over 1400 standard cages.  The cost per cage for exceptional enrichment is less than traditional cotton based nesting enrichment items.

  • Safer to Use:   ALPHA-twist is safer to use due to its low dust content and the absence of long cotton fiber strands eliminate strangulation issues.

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