Veness, A., Coyle, C., Murphy, S. et al. 2023. Minimising aggression in CD-1 and CD-1 background male mice with different enrichment types. Animal Technology and Welfare 22(1), 74–76.
Cage-mate aggression is a well-known problem that is more prevalent in certain strains of mice and is one of the most common reasons for single housing, increased stress levels, premature death and euthanasia. Numerous methods can be implemented to ameliorate and reduce aggression, and single housing should be the last resort. This study demonstrated that adding sizzle nests and nestlets to cages significantly reduces aggression.