The Open Field is used to assess exploratory behavior and validated for use in the measurement of anxiety related behaviors.The Ugo Basile Open Field Cage is available in two different sizes and in a number of different versions, to match different experimental needs. Open Field Cages can also be conveniently used for novel object recognition  (NOR) test.

Walls can be quickly detached from the bottom, for ease of cleaning and storage.

All Animal Mazes manufactured by Ugo Basile are designed to give optimal results with any Video-Tracking software. This is achieved by:

  • high-contrast colors: grey, white, black or the NEW Ugo Basile light-blue
  • non-reflective surface: reflections are a common source of error in animal tracking. Let’s avoid them!

All materials were selected to be sturdy and easy to clean, to construct reliable and durable devices. Surface texture was selected for best rodent comfort (reasonably rough, “warm” surface).

The Mouse model is dimensioned 44x44cm, according to the requirements of Eumorphia Empress SOPs; walls are 30cm tall, available in transparent Perspex or grey PVC. A special model of mouse cage is available, dimensioned 40x40cm, with uprights to fit infrared sensor, for combined recording of horizontal (videotracking) and vertical (sensors) activity.

The Rat cage is 100x100cm (inside dimensions 92x92cm), with 40cm tall walls. The larger cage is also available with optional dividers to create four 46x46cm arenas, see model 47150.


High-contrast color, transparent or opaque walls Gives optimal results with any Video-Tracking software
Non-reflecting surface Guarantees optimal camera view and no glare
All components can be easily disassembled Easily cleaned and stored
Reasonably rough “warm” surface texture Selected for best rodent comfort, non-slippery
Quality materials Reliable and durable mazes, easy to clean and store
Different size available Specific model for rats or mice



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