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Mouse, Rat
Traditional, Infrared

Y-Maze for Mice and Rats - Optimized for Video-Tracking

Product Code:40172/40173
Category: Mazes, Tracking

A simple Y-shape design provides rodents with a single choice point with only two alternatives. Widely used to measure preference and spatial memory and learning tasks in laboratory animals.

High quality maze with rat and mouse versions. Provides optimal results with video tracking software (high contrast, non reflective). Surface texture selected for rodent comfort. Easy to set up, easy to clean.

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This product warranty can be extended up to 24 Additional Months.
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  • Animals learn to alternate between arms based on their memory of the previously visited arms or choose an arm based on the reward presented.


Durable, optimized for video tracking and rodent comfort

  • High quality, easy to assemble. All materials are selected to be sturdy for reliability and durability.
  • Engineered by Ugo Basile to optimize video tracking success through our use of high contrast, non-reflective surfaces:
    • Selection of high-contrast colors for optimal motion tracking: grey, white, black, (Ugo Basile) light-blue or custom.
    • Use of non-reflective, anti-glare surface. Reflections and glare are a common source of error in video tracking. We avoid this!
  • Perspex walls fit solidly in the slotted metal base, but can be easily and quickly detached for easy cleaning and storage.
  • An optional movable door is available, to close one arm when needed.
  • Two sizes are available, for either mice or rats. The mouse Y-Maze has arms that are 35cm long, 5cm wide and 15cm tall. The rat model has arms that are 50cm long, with a 10cm width and a 20cm height. Different wall heights are available on request.



High-contrast colors

Gives optimal results with any Video-Tracking software

Non-reflecting surface

Guarantees optimal camera view and no glare

Ample color selection

Available in grey (standard), blue, white, black, custom color

Reasonably rough “warm” surface texture

Selected for best rodent comfort, non-slippery

Quality materials

Reliable and durable mazes, easy to clean and store


Animal 40172 Rat 40173 Mouse

Arm Length



Width 10 cm 5 cm

Wall Height



Standard color

Grey (RAL GR7001)

Grey (RAL GR7001)

Available colors

Blue, white, black, color on request

Blue, white, black, color on request




Shipping Weigh



Packing Dimensions





Warranty Y-Maze is covered by a 12-month warranty + 12 after product registration
UB-Care Additional UB-Care can be added for other 12 or 24 months

In behavioral science, a Y-maze (or the variant T-maze) is a simple maze used in animal cognition experiments. It is shaped like the letter Y (or T), providing the subject, typically a rodent, with a straightforward choice. Y-mazes are used to study how the rodents function with memory and spatial learning through applying various stimuli. The different tasks, such as left-right discrimination and forced alternation, are mainly used with rodents to test reference and working memory.
In a range of various mazes of differing sizes and many shapes, the T-maze is one of the most simple, consisting of just two turns - right or left. The maze is only able to be altered by blocking one of the two paths.




Y-Maze for Rats


Y-Maze for Mice




Movable door (manual) for Rat T-Maze


Movable door (manual) for Mouse T-Maze


ANY-maze Software


B/W USB Camera, including day&night 2.8-12.0mm varifocal lens, 5m USB cable and ceiling support

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