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This sequence of photos were taken over several hours and show how mice gather the Enviro-dri and build a quaility nest. They also utilized the Shepherd Shack Maze which provided enrichment and additional floor space. Any of our Shepherd Shack's make a good choice.

Studies Show, for Pennies Per Cage, Nests Made with Enviro-dri® are the Most Natural and Highest Quality.

What makes a better nest?

• Biological relevance is a key component of environmental enrichment materials.
• When mice are given appropriate nesting materials, they can build nests similar to   those built by their wild counterparts.
• Wild mice build dome-shaped complex,multilayered nests.
• Enviro-dri® allowed the mice to build the highest quality nests.
• Nests built with compressed cotton squares were of poor quality - even when   multiple
  squares were used.
• Enviro-dri® also provides an adaptive response to stressors in their environment.


Enviro-dri® - A Key Component of Mouse
Nesting Research
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"Home Improvement: C57BL/6J Mice Given More
Naturalistic Nesting Materials Build Better Nests"

Source: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Volume 47, Number 6, November 2008 , pp. 25-31(7)


What makes a better nest?
A recent study found the following:

• Biological relevance is a key component of environmental enrichment materials.
• When mice are given appropriate nesting materials, they can build nests similar    to   those built by their wild counterparts.
• Wild mice build dome-shaped complex,multilayered nests.
• Enviro-dri® allowed the mice to build the highest quality nests.
• Nests built with compressed cotton squares were of poor quality - even when   multiple
  squares were used.
• Enviro-dri® also provides an adaptive response to stressors in their   environment.

A handfull of Enviro-dri® added to your standard bedding material is all your rodents need to build a quality nest. This is the best economical enrichment for your rodents.

Also a great combination with our
Shepherd Shack's®

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Enviro-dri® Features:

• Consistent quality - Enviro-dri® is a controlled, manufactured product made up of 100% virgin kraft paper fibers to ensure consistent, high quality.

• Dust Elimination
- Enviro-dri® is made of cleanly cut 1/8-inch strips of paper fibers, which means dust is virtually eliminated. Respiratory ailments and other problems resulting from competing compressed cotton squares are eliminated by using Enviro-dri®.

• Enhances Nest Building - Loose paper strands of paper cater to rodent's species specific behavior of nest building.

• Eliminates Limb Entanglement - Cotton threads commonly found in competing compressed cotton squares, have been shown to cause limb entanglement problems with pups. Since Enviro-dri® is made of 100% paper, this health concern is eliminated.

• Availability
- Enviro-dri is available in either natural or white grades both packaged in compressed 10 or 25 pound cartons.

• Easy disposal - Because Enviro-dri is a paper product, it can be incinerated for easy, economical disposal.

• Fast, easy ordering - For more information, prices or samples of Enviro-dri or our specialty products for laboratory and animal care, see your nearest Shepherd distributor today. Or call toll-free 800/382-5001.

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