This article is from the WSSF 2007 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.
By Karen Robbins
This is one square of the cotton Nestlets™, Made by Ancare. (http://www.ancare.com/our-products/nestlets-ancare)
Nestlets™ was reviewed in the Spring 2003 issue by Cindy Stratton with her rats. In this review I will concentrate on the mice. These are small squares that come on a sheet 12″ x 12″ with scored squares 2″ x 2″ size. They are manufactured from pulped virgin cotton fibre, sterilized during manufacture, and clean packed. They are packed in cartons containing 100 sheets and cost $124 per carton or 3¢ per square.
I tried these out on several cages of mice and about half used them, the other half didn’t like them. With the numbers of cages that I have, I find that shredded napkins work just as well and are cheaper for my use and all of my mice use this for nesting.
|Nestlets™||number of cages|
|1 male/1 female||1|
|moms w/babies||1 not until|
1 not until
|single male||2 used|
NOTE: Nestlets™ is made by Ancare, P.O. Box 814, Bellmore, NY 11710, 1-800-645-6379. Their web site is www.ancare.com.