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Non-Human Primate Group Housing Unit


Primates think up so going vertical  is only natural. Primates are also social climbers.

Alternative Design worked with a leading animal research facility on the East Coast to test and develop one of the first non-human primate group housing products in the United States. Our unit was designed specifically to meet European Open Housing Guidelines.

The Nonhuman Primate Group Housing Unit from Alternative Design is designed to meet European style open housing guidelines including the Council of Europe (ETS No. 123) Guidelines and the new ILAR Guide Housing for Primates.

Made from all 304 stainless steel construction, the standard panel selection includes:

  • Balcony – allows animals to see down hallways and aisles
  • Door latch pin
  • Treat door – allows placement of treats or toys into the enclosure without staff entering or disrupting the animals
  • Removable panels allow for optional socialization
  • Perch or bench – allows use of vertical space and a pathway to the balcony
  • Holding cages – up to 4 per pen
  • Top wire mesh opens for access to room light fixtures

Standard Panel Selection Part Numbers:

Side Ceiling Guard – Part # – MPR-PP-CAG-SR

End Panel with Ladder – Part # – MPR-PP-SPR-L

Front Panel with Sliding Door with Balcony – Part # – MPR-PP-FP

Side Panel with Ladder, Bench and Socialization Panel – Part # – MPR-PP-CP-SPBL

End Panel with Resting Bench – Part # – MPR-PP-SPL-B

Front Ceiling Guard – Part # – MPR-PP-CAG-FE

Side Ceiling Guard – Part # – MPR-PP-CAG-SL

Front Ceiling Guard – Part # – MPR-PP-CAG-FC

Wire Mesh Top – Part # – MPR-PP-TP

Single Holding Cage with Squeeze-Back – Part # – MPR-PP-HC


74.5″ W x 66.5″ D x 95.5″ H

273.4 cubic feet, 7.74 cubic meters

32.62 sq ft of floor area, 3.03 square meters of floor area

All components of this Alternative Design stainless steel product must be cleaned, sanitized and sterilized, where applicable, prior to being put into service. This unit is made primarily of 304 stainless steel. Use care when cleaning to prevent corrosion that can shorten useful life. Cleaning solutions which contain high levels of chlorine are not recommended for stainless steel parts.

Caster Maintenance
Caster used on this equipment was chosen for its suitability in applications where frequent washdowns are necessary. It is also well suited for applications exposed to heat, cleaning agents, steam, caustic solutions or other corrosive agents, which could cause rust and contamination. After washing and/or autoclaving, check casters for proper operation. Check the axle nut to ensure it is still tight (125 inch/pound is recommended). If the axle and/or swivel bearing has to be lubricated, use a high temp grease.

Alternative Design offers a 5-year warranty on all stainless steel fabricated products the company makes. These products are warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects during this period.

The 5-year warranty includes:

* Individually Ventilated Caging (IVC) rack frames and fabricated components
* All other stainless steel fabricated caging systems
* Fabricated material handling, storage and processing equipment made of stainless steel