Diet: Guinea Pig and Rabbit Pellets
A fixed formulation diet for Laboratory Guinea Pigs and
Rabbits fortified with vitamins and minerals to meet the
requirements of breeding animals (except vitamin C) after the
diet is autoclaved or irradiated.
- PLEASE NOTE: Guinea Pigs have a
known requirement for dietary Vitamin C. This diet contains
no added vitamin C. It is imperative when feeding this diet to Guinea Pigs
that either the water or other dietary components be
supplemented with vitamin C.
- This hybrid diet has been used successfully in a number
of breeding and maintenance facilities for many years
however the diet is designed to be fed in conjunction with
fresh green feedstuffs. If feeding alone a high energy
Guinea Pig diet (with added Vitamin C) and a High fibre
Rabbit Pellet is available.
- The diet is manufactured as a 4 mm diameter pellet, 4 - 10
- The diet is packed in 30 Kg woven polyethylene bags or 20
Kg bags suitable for direct loading into an autoclave.
- If the diet is to be autoclaved, the recommended
conditions are: Autoclave at 120O C for 20
minutes with a post autoclaving vacuum drying cycle. Some
clumping of the diet can be expected, but the diet clumps
can usually be easily broken. Modifying the drying time to
leave some residual moisture in the diet can minimize the
clumping. Do not autoclave at 1350 C as this will
result in significant clumping that will be difficult to
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