Ear Tags for Mice, Rats, and Small Animals

Our small animal ear tags (Style 1005-1) can be used for multiple purposes. Research labs, universities, and hospitals, all use these ear tags on mice and rats in their research. Wildlife conservation organizations use these tags on small animals such as rabbits and squirrels to track population and research species. Breeders and competition shows use our tags on animals like rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs to track litters, and for showing animals to meet competition identification requirements.

small animal ear tags for mice identification, numbered.
FAQs:

Can a 1005-1 and the applicators go in an autoclave?
Yes, they can.

Can a 1005-1 go in an MRI? 
No, they are made of metal.

Can you use a 1005-1’s on Chinchillas?
The stamped 1005-1s will work on chinchillas, but the laser etched ones will not because the lasered numbers can’t stand up to the dust bathes.

How do I order 1005-1s?
You can order online, call us at 859-261-2035, or email us at [email protected] to place an order. If you are ordering with a PO, we will need a copy of it. If you want to order our Quick Ship ear tags, you can order those online here.

How do you apply a 1005-1? 
Place the ear tag in the applicator keeping the hole side of the tag flat against the jaw of the applicator with the indentation. Locate the tag within the ear, applying beyond a ring of cartilage. After sealing, be sure to check that the tag point has come through the hole and bent around sealing properly. Wash tags in alcohol or a similar cleaning solution to help prevent infection to the ear.

What are the customization options?
1005-1 & 1005-1P: Stamped or Stamped with Paint-fill. 3 digit consecutive stamped number will fit on one side – 6 digit is available but will extend around the other side of the band. Numbering starts with two preceding 0’s (For example 001-1000).

1005-1L1: Laser etched, up to a 6 digit number or 1 letter with 5 numbers.

1005-1LZ: Laser etched, 7-11 characters.

1005-1L2: Laser etched numbers on 2 sides.

1005-1BC: 2d Bar Code with Human Readable Number on the other side of tag.

What is the difference between stamped, paint-filled and laser etched?
For stamped tags, the numbers are indented into the tag. The stamped tags can be filled with paint for a higher-contrasting look. Laser etched tags are engraved with a laser that creates a darker text and can fit more numbers onto a tag.

What is the turnaround time for 1005-1s? 
2-4 weeks during the off times, 4-6+ weeks during the busy season, like in January and August when universities are back in session. For a quicker turnaround, try our Quick Ship tags, 1,000 tags numbered 1-1000 ships in 2 business days.

What material is a 1005-1 made from?
.018″ Monel. Monel is a group of nickel alloys, primarily made of nickel and copper.

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