Bedding and nesting

The provision of suitable nesting and bedding is probably the next most important item after nutrition and housing. Good material is essential for achieving the standards of animal welfare now expected.

Today, the choice of types has never been greater, and the standards of production never higher. The range of nesting and bedding materials available from LBS is extensive and has been chosen with great care. The range allows a choice of types, materials, particle sizes and treatments, so that selection for use can be best suited to requirements.

In assembling the range, LBS has applied high standards that each material must satisfy depending upon its intended purpose.

Cleanliness, the material must be clean, this is achieved by using only the highest quality materials, from renewable sources, and ensuring that they are processed through modern equipment maintained to a high standard.

Dust free, the material must be devoid of dust and sharp particles that could potentially cause irritation, respiratory problems or damage to either animal or human. An aspect of particular importance for its use in IVCs and other closed housing units.

Comfort, an important attribute of nesting material that is intended to encourage nest building and community behaviour.

Absorbency, the ability to soak up liquid and control ammonia levels is important to cage hygiene.

Disposability, all materials are easily disposed of after use, either by incineration or other safe means.

Treatment, nesting and bedding must be able to be sterilised by Autoclaving or Irradiation. All LBS supplied products will withstand such treatments.

Research Quality, the strict standards of GLP are met on selected products in the range. All other products are tested for contaminants on a regular basis.

Good quality bedding is an essential factor of the environment for animals used in research. LBS provide an extensive range of substrates for this purpose. Certificates of analysis are available for all products.

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LBS Pure Comfort

Suitable for: All species

LBS Pure Comfort animal bedding is made of 100% pure, none-printed paper to create a clean, safe, and ultra-soft bedding material. Pure Comfort bedding offers […]

Nestlets

Suitable for: Rodents

Nestlets provide a perfect nesting material addition to standard bedding.

Paper Wool and Shavings

Suitable for: All species

Soft, clean and absorbent, Paper Wool and Paper Shavings make excellent bedding and nesting materials for small animals.

Paperchip (regular texture)

Suitable for: All mammals

Regular pelleted texture The pelleted texture is dust-free, absorbs moisture, and controls ammonia odours. It is popular for use in both contact and non-contact settings, […]

Paperchip (soft texture)

Suitable for: All mammals

Softer texture pelleted The softer texture is a crumbled pellet for use as a contact bedding for small rodents. This nesting material absorbs moisture to […]