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Shepherd Shack®


Introducing the revolutionary rodent enrichment product that has become an industry standard.

Let your laboratory mice live the American dream with this revolutionary enrichment item. The Shepherd Shack comes in a variety of styles to suit every one of your mice.


Learn how mice prefered the Shepherd Shack over other enrichichment devices. View our interactive presentation and listen to what researchers found in their study.

  • Environmental enrichment - Shepherd Shacks’ provide an activity center for mice to climb on. They can also be chewed and shredded to build a nest.

  • Reduced litter stress - Bedding can be easily changed in the area around the Shack without disturbing the litter inside.

  • Reduced aggression - The Shepherd Shacks' caters to rodents' natural subterranean instincts. It can actually help reduce aberrant behavior of some of the more aggressive strains while offering mice a safe refuge from their more dominant cage mates.

  • Increased surface area - In addition to the cage floor, the Shepherd Shacks' surface area may be counted as floor space.

  • Superior Nest building device - Each Shepherd Shack forms an excellent foundation for nest building when combined with Enviro-dri® nesting material.   Mice pull the preferred quantity of nesting material into the shack to construct the perfect nest.

  • Improved breeding environment - Early observations have shown improved breeding results for certain strains of transgenics and other types of mice.

  • Availability - It is available in five different shapes. The Shepherd Shack will fit in most cages currently on the market.

  • Clean and consistent - Manufactured from unprinted, uncoated white book publisher-grade paper, the Shepherd Shack is extremely clean and consistent.

  • Autoclavable - It is easily autoclaved, and is available irradiated.

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Fast, easy ordering. For information, prices or samples of our new Shepherd Shack or other specialty products for laboratory and animal care, see your nearest Shepherd distributor today.

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