How to Add Location and Cage Capacities

If your cages are spread out across multiple facilities or rooms, you can use the Cage Type drop down list to add your list of facilities / rooms and specify total cage capacities for each type.

Here's what to do:

  1. Click the Home icon on your administrator account
  2. Click the Preferences menu
  3. Select the Cage Types tab

  4. Determine if you want to edit existing cage types or add a new one:
    1. to add a new cage type with the facility / room name, click Add
    2. to edit an existing cage type to include the facility / room name, select the cage type and click Edit

  5. Now you can add / edit your facility / room name in the Name field, change the (adult) Capacity by selecting the correct number from the drop down list and you can also add a description
  6. Click Submit / Save


From this point on:

Whenever you move mice into new cages (e.g. at weaning or when setting up new breeders), you will have the option to select the correct Facility / Room number from the Cage Type drop down on the Move page.  


How to show the Cage Type column:

In your lists, you can make sure to show the Cage Type column as an option so you can see the location of all cages at a glance: 

  1. Go to the Cage List
  2. Click "Customize Table Columns" button at the top right of the table
  3. Select the checkbox for Cage Type
  4. Click Save
  5. Now you will see the Cage Type column in your Cage List table
  6. You can repeat these same steps for your Mouse List, Mating List and Litter List to show the Cage Type column in all lists


Modify the Cage Type for Existing Cages:

If you have already set up a number of cages and need to change the Cage Type, you can do so as follows:

  1. Go to the Cage List
  2. Select the check boxes of the Cages that need their Cage Type changed 
  3. Click Edit Cage to go to the Group Edit Cage page
  4. Select the correct Cage Type from the drop down list
  5. Select the Cages in question
  6. Click Save + Stay


If you have any further questions, please contact us with your inquiry.