Nesting material as environmental enrichment has no adverse effects on behavior and physiology of laboratory mice.

@article{Weerd1997NestingMA,
  title={Nesting material as environmental enrichment has no adverse effects on behavior and physiology of laboratory mice.},
  author={Heleen A van de Weerd and Pascalle L P van Loo and L F M van Zutphen and Jaap M. Koolhaas and Vera Baumans},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1019-28}
}
Environmental enrichment may improve the quality of life of captive animals by altering the environment of animals so that they are able to perform more of the behavior that is within the range of the animal's species-specific repertoire. When enrichment is introduced into an animal's environment, it is important to evaluate the effect of the enrichment program and to assess whether the animal continues to use the enrichment in the long-term. Groups of mice were housed under either standard or… CONTINUE READING