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.

Suitable for: All mammals

Good quality bedding is an essential factor of the environment for animals used in research.

Suitable for: All mammals

LBS Flake Particle size 2.0mm to 4mm. This product is heat dried at 500C. Pack size 12.5kg approx. weight. From PEFC accredited manufacturing site Reliable and consistent source of supply Natural raw material from sustainable source Purpose made, from untreated selected spruce softwood Batched certificate of analysis Biodegradable Highly absobent Extremely dust free Consistent high…

Suitable for: All mammals

Particle size 95% 2-5mm. Pack size 10.0 kg approx. weight. High quality dust-free, absorbent bedding made from debarked chopped Aspen wood (populus tremula), high temperature dried and sifted. From PEFC accredited manufacturing site Reliable and consistent source of supply Natural raw material from sustainable source Purpose made, from untreated selected Aspen Batched certificate of analysis…

Suitable for: All mammals

Particle size 90% 2-3mm. Pack size 10.0 kg approx. weight. High quality dust-free, absorbent bedding made from debarked chopped Aspen wood (populus tremula), high temperature dried and sifted. From PEFC accredited manufacturing site Reliable and consistent source of supply Natural raw material from sustainable source Purpose made, from untreated selected Aspen Batched certificate of analysis…

Suitable for: All mammals

Gold Chips Large (150/400) Particle size 2.24mm to 3.50mm. Pack size 10.0kg approx. weight. Particle size distribution Oversize (with vibrating screen) with and inside mesh width of: >3.5mm, Max 2% >1.6mm, min 90% <0.50mm, max 5% From PEFC accredited manufacturing site Reliable and consistent source of supply Natural raw material from sustainable source Purpose made,…

Suitable for: All mammals

Gold Chips Original Particle size 2.24mm to 3.50mm. Pack size 12.0kg approx. weight. Particle size distribution Oversize (with vibrating screen) with and inside mesh width of: >3.5mm, Max 2% >1.6mm, min 90% <0.50mm, max 5% From PEFC accredited manufacturing site Reliable and consistent source of supply Natural raw material from sustainable source Purpose made, from untreated…

Suitable for: All mammals

More absorbent than sands or sawdust, Gold Cobs absorbs up to four times its own weight.  Due to the particle shape it allows liquids to flow through it from the top down, then absorbs the liquids from the bottom up. This ensures animals are on a dry surface between bedding changes. Gold Cob absorbs the…

Suitable for: All mammals

More absorbent than sands or sawdust, Gold Cobs absorbs up to four times its own weight.  Due to the particle shape it allows liquids to flow through it from the top down, then absorbs the liquids from the bottom up. This ensures animals are on a dry surface between bedding changes. Gold Cob absorbs the urea contained in urine…

Suitable for: All mammals

Gold Flakes Particle size 4mm to 0.9mm. Pack size 90 litre – 10.0kg approx. weight.