housing for Primate Groups 1 & 2

Marmosets, Squirrel Monkeys, Tamarins, and Tree Shrews

Marmoset Housing: THE BRITZ MARMOLADE

CLEVERLY ENRICHED, SIMPLE AND FLEXIBLE. SOCIALIZE, SUB-DIVIDE, CONNECT, PERCH AND NEST. IT’S THE PERFECT CAGE… SWEET!

For years, lab animal professionals have labored to expedite research and better their mission. Marmosets have become an increasingly popular animal model. They’re well behaved, docile animals and much easier to handle, leading to faster results in a more cost-effective environment.

The BritzCo Marmolade is a marmoset housing system focused on enrichment. Socialization wheels and removable side panels allow animal technicians to change the almost limitless enrichment options in a matter of seconds. The quick change-over dramatically reduces the stress for animals and technicians.

The Marmolade offers a nesting box as a standard feature. A great “safe haven” for enrichment, it can also serve as a sturdy, lightweight carrying box  The roof and side panels can be made of clear polycarbonate for excellent videography.

The Britz Marmolade units are over 60% larger than basic Guide recommendations, affording plenty of room for your growing marmoset family.

Call any of our Lab Animal Professionals to talk about how the Marmolade can benefit your organization and your research animals.

Benefits

  • NThe Britz Marmolade Marmoset housing system is focused on enrichment.
  • NThe Britz Marmoset housing unit includes a nesting box as a standard feature. This removable nesting box is a great “safe haven” for enrichment and can also serve as a sturdy, lightweight carrying box.
  • NThe Britz Marmolade units are over 60% larger than units required by 'The Guide'.
  • NFor the last several years, leading Marmoset research organizations have asked us to design housing for your large colonies. We listened to your needs and designed the Marmolades that worked best for your animals and animal technicians alike.

The Britz-Wheel

A social divider dial developed with the CHOICE “smart” cage project. The CHOICE design project is ongoing, and includes users from Mass General Hospital, the Yerkes Primate Center and the University of California San Francisco. The goal of this project is to develop caging features that give animals control of their environmental enrichment.

Nest Box Enrichment

Our cozy nesting boxes are fabricated from opaque, thermo-neutral composites that make your animals feel safe and secure. Thanks to a top handle and safety panel, these boxes are great for animal transport, too.

Multi-Level Doors

Some users refer to the “door-within-a-door-within-a-door.” Version 1 of the Marmolade provides a large human access door, subdivided into upper and lower swinging screen doors. On each screen door is a small sliding guillotine door for animal transfer. You have a lot of access options.

Social Networking

A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON SOCIAL PAIRING.

Divided into four quadrants for incremental introduction: a solid section for complete blockage, a polycarbonate window for visibility only, a grooming bar section for limited touching, and finally a full-pass opening.

Modular Design

Snap-in insert design developed in our Flex-A-Gon group enclosures allow users to quickly add or change cage features. This gives animals and staff more choices for enrichment and provides a simple way to add features that may be developed in the future.

Upgrade Path

MODULAR INSERTS FOR LONG-TERM FLEXIBILITY.

This front is flexible! Hinged for full-swing opening, horizontal sliding transfer door, and a removable modular section for enrichment upgrades.

Marmoset Housing: Dr. Watson

MARMOSET CAGING IS ELEMENTARY
KEEP IT SIMPLE, SHERLOCK

Elementary housing for Marmoset families, groups, and breeders. With floor space measuring more than 6 square feet and a vertical interior of 39 inches, your animals will enjoy far more than the Guide recommends.

Imagine three generations within a single cage space. Perfect for growing your marmoset colony without busting the budget or facility walls!

Simple designs means simple pricing that would even shock Sherlock!

When asked about our Dr. Watson cage, Sherlock simply replied: “Brilliant!”

Shrew Housing: Petruchio

WE NAMED THIS ONE AFTER THE MOST FAMOUS OF SHREW TAMERS. WE THINK HE WOULD BE PLEASED.

Our CEO refers to TreeShrews as “squirrels on speed.” Simple animals don’t require complicated caging; it simply needs to be sturdy and safe with easy features.

The BritzCo “Petruchio” cage tames the laboratory tree shrew with its basic one-over­-one configuration and 3.33 square feet of floor space. Use as two cages (upper and lower) or remove the center pan and floor to give the full height of the cage to your animals. (Maybe that extra climbing space will tire them out!)

Small access doors and a lazy-susan-style feeder provide for daily husbandry needs. A large full-access swing door gives ample access to the whole cage.

Nest boxes, either tube or box style, can be added for enrichment and/or trapping and transportation. Interior perches provide additional resting and exploration levels inside the cage space.

Looking for something a little different? No problem! We are happy to modify our designs. Our state-of-the-art engineering system allows us to customize our cage designs in almost a heartbeat! Bigger, small, deeper? Different mesh? Different front door features? It’s our pleasure to customize to your specific needs.

Call any of our Lab Animal Professionals to talk about how Petruchio can be a Shrew Tamer in your facility!

Testimonials

“We have over 40 ‘Marmolade’ marmoset cages from Britz & Co. The cages are very easy to use and nearly indestructible. Very high quality. They include nesting boxes which are convenient and add enrichment. The cages can easily be made twice as big by connecting them together. This gives flexibility for working with different group sizes. We haven’t encountered any problem using them on a daily basis. For a smaller number of cages, we required a modified design, which was exactly tailored to our needs by Britz, and this was very helpful. Service has been great. The people at Britz are always very friendly and quick to help. 

Rogier Landman

The Broad Institute/MIT

“Britz caging is the solid foundation of our animal housing and we continue to grow and adapt with their expertise and innovation. Working with this company is fantastic .”

Angel Lagoe

University of Pittsburgh

“We have been using Britz cages for our marmoset colony since 2012. The cages are lightweight and easily maneuvered around for cleaning and even after 4 years of constant use, the cages have maintained a like-new condition. The design of the cages have benefitted our behavioral training program with protruding nest boxes that can be closed off with a divider and removed from the cage front. We could not be happier with Britz & Company.”

MAJOR International Pharmaceutical Company

“Working with Britz was the first time in my 30 year career that I ever received exactly what I specified from a caging vendor!”

 
Major South Eastern US University

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