Group Enclosures

Introduced in 1998, the Britz & Co. Flex-A-Gon™ is an unequaled solution for multi-species housing and enrichment. Initially designed for group housing of Non-Human Primates (NHPs), the system has lived up to it’s name, and is now in use for dogs, cats, sheep, swine and even goats! Species flexible housing is now a reality.

In a nutshell, the Flex-A-Gon™ consists of walls, doors, inserts, floors and roofs that can be configured in just about any geometric shape! The wall and door panels accept a wide assortment of inserts that are adaptable to a broad variety of species. Individual panel inserts are easily connected in each opening and allow you to configure and re-configure the system for your particular needs for species and enrichment. Changing the panels is a snap, and provides the ultimate in flexibility for your changing research needs.

Depending on the configuration of inserts, this system provides group housing for Group 3-7 non-human primates, ferrets, cats, dogs, swine, small livestock, birds … you get the picture! /font>
 


Features & Benefits

 

Flexible Wall System:
Wall panels connect quickly with a unique slip type hinge and post system. Walls may be connected to form virtually any geometric shape: square, rectangle, hexagon and octagon are typical. The system can be either free standing or attached to your facility walls.

Movable Inserts:
Each wall panel includes a set of openings that accept any of 15+ inserts. Inserts are locked in place using our patented primate-proof rotating tongue latches. Simple wire mesh inserts, solid opaque composites or complex panels with enrich devices and perches help you make the space suitable for your animals and/or your study.

 

Thermal Neutral Raised Flooring:
You have options! You can set up your Flex-A-Gon™ on the facility floor, or, for easier cleaning, on a raised floor. At BH, we use thermal neutral, flat fiberglass floor for the benefit of the animals and the caregivers. When compared to vinyl coated expanded metal floors, our floors have been shown to significantly reduce the onset of interdigital cysts in dogs. And, at ½ the weight, your animal care staff will be grateful for making their job less strenuous.

Personnel Doors:
Door panels connect in the same fashion as basic wall panels, but provide large access for caregivers to enter/exit the system. Secure closure and secondary lock points are available when housing NHPs.



Learn more about this and other animal caging innovations. Talk with Julie, Rusty or Hilton to get started solving your next big housing challenge.

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