Our minks’ new home

30 06 2016

The new young mink are settling in. There are two per cage, with 32 of these cages being Euro style (e.g. the one on the right with the sticking-out nest box), and 32 being Canadian Codes size (the two to the left whose nest boxes are inside the large original cages we’re working with).

The elevated shelf at the top is to meet Codes, but it’s also a tunnel between the two cages – closed for now, but to be opened up later when Maria asks the mink which cage size they prefer.  This phase of the study is a long one: the young mink will grow up here, and only be studied once they’ve reached adult size. So, for now, we just wait….