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Metabolic Cage

Metabolic Cage for collection of faeces & urine from experimental animal like mice and rat.

Orchid’s metabolic cage RMC 03 offers 99% separation efficiency of urine and faeces assuring maximum purity of samples. Each metabolic cage may be placed on a single cage stand or a stainless steel rack or trolley accommodating up to four, eight or ten cages.

There are many types of metabolic cages developed for metabolic studies of experimental animals. Most of them are constructed from plastic, glass or a combination of plastic, glass, and metal screen with the primary function of urine-faeces separation. Many of the cages available have several disadvantages as more number of parts, expensive construction, lack of versatility, inadequate space for the animal and incomplete separation of urine and faeces. Orchid Scientific has developed new type of metabolic cage RMC 03 which eliminates all these disadvantages.

Components below the cage floor like collection tubes are removable without disturbing animals allowing tests to be conducted over a prolonged period of time without interruptions.

Animal waste is directed through a collection funnel and onto a linear diffuser guide. The diffuser guide allows solid matter to travel down the top ridges of a 50% incline, passing over a urine port, and into a fecal collection vessel. Liquid waste flows along grooves down the inclined diffuser guide, passing through the urine port, and into a urine collection vessel. A urine deflector prevents excess urine from splashing and contaminating fecal specimen. Separate urine and faeces samples are collected in two separate tubes.


  • Our mobile, stainless steel rack can accommodate up to four, eight or ten metabolic cages per rack.
  • The two tier construction ergonomically positions metabolic cages at convenient height levels for easy observations and routine maintenance.
  • Racks are designed to minimise the number of parts necessary, thus reducing labour and saving your valuable time.
  • Racks are supplied in parts ready to assemble for ease of transportation


  • Our Metabolic cage offers reliable experiment results due to better separation efficiency
  • Practicality of use due to less components or parts
  • Minimal animal stress: Meets CPCSEA requirements, Sample removing is without stressing animal, access to all elements below the cage floor without disturbing animal
  • Durability: Most components are made from autoclavable polycarbonate and S.S. 304 material
  • Versatility: Unit accommodates various species with simple feeder and floor change
  • Space saving
  • Economy: Few parts, simple and rapid assembling


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Components Included

  • Polycarbonate cage with lid
  • Polycarbonate collection funnel
  • Two S.S. 304 floor grill for rat of different sizes
  • Polycarbonate Linear diffuser guide
  • Urine collection tube P.P.
  • faeces collection tube P.P.
  • Polycarbonate water bottle 250ml with holder
  • Waste water collection tube P.P.
  • S. 304 Universal Food Hopper
  • S. 304 stand for cage
  • Overall Approx Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 650mm
  • Floor grill has diameter of: 235mm
  • Floor Area: 434 sq. cm

Order Information

Model Number of shelves Number of cages/shelf Total cages/trolley
RMC-S-T-4 2 2 4
RMC-S-T-8 2 4 8
RMC-S-T-10 2 5 10
RMC-S-T-10 3 4 12

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