Smith, M., Barley, J., Down, N. et al. 2005. Catching animals who have escaped from their primary enclosure: A discussion by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum. Animal Technology and Welfare 4(1), 41-44.

Capturing rodents, nonhuman primates and birds who have escaped from their primary enclosure does not need to be a chaotic event and does not necessitate the use of stress-inducing, possibly injurious methods in most cases. The application of basic ethological principles plus compassion can make a big difference, turning the recapture procedure into a harmless event both for the escapee and for the personnel.

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