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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 mm long.
  • 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 break.

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