Husbandry Frequently Asked Questions
How often are cages changed?
Mice are changed once weekly, rats twice weekly, and diabetic rodents at least twice weekly.
What days are the cages changed?
The day of change is indicated on the animal room door.
How often is census taken?
Census is audited weekly in all vivaria.
How long do I have to wait to use my animals after they arrive?
The minimum acclimation period is twenty-four hours.
Whom do I contact regarding ordering animals?
Contact Gloria Santiago at 212-241-3008 (ext. 43008 internally).
How often are the animals fed?
Food is provided ad libitum but changed biweekly.
How do I request more space?
You may speak to the supervisor for minor space issues. For major changes in your animal population, you should contact Jonathan A. Cohen, DVM for rodent species and Gregg Goldschlager, DVM for non-rodent species.