Beaphar Small Animal Milk

£13.49

Formulated with low lactose levels to closely resemble mothers' natural milk - for small furries and hedgehogs too! Nursing Kit also available - see below.

Beaphar Small Animal Milk
Beaphar Small Animal Milk

Beaphar Small Animal Milk is a complete milk replacement feed for newborn and orphaned rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, degus, and hedgehogs weighing more than 50g.

This Small Animal Milk has been specially formulated to ensure low lactose levels of just 1.1% and a high fat content to closely resemble their mother’s natural milk. The recipe contains high-quality, easily digestible proteins, and added vitamins, minerals and trace elements, including Vitamin C, iron, zinc and calcium, to support optimum growth and development.

Ideal for use with the small animal nursing kit also available from us - click here for details

Beaphar Small Animal Milk can also be used for weaning small animals, or as a conditioning food for pregnant, lactating, sick or convalescing animals.

Pack: 200g.

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Manufacturers Instructions for use - please ensure all instructions provided on the product are followed closely

When hand-rearing orphaned animals, it is recommended to seek veterinary advice as soon as possible to discuss any necessary medical care, such as administration of an electrolyte solution. It is impossible to give precise daily quantities for feeds due to variations in the species of animal, age, size and breed. However, our suggested daily guidelines are given below. It is important to weigh young animals daily so that you can monitor their growth increase.

Use the table below for approximate feeding guidelines.

Using the scoop provided, add Beaphar Small Animal Milk to warm water (allow boiled water to cool before use) and stir until completely dissolved. If required, allow to cool further until lukewarm (38°C or blood temperature). The use of proper feeding equipment is highly recommended, such as the Beaphar Feeding Set or Beaphar Feeding Syringes. These should always be clean and sterile.

Prepared Beaphar Small Animal Milk can be refrigerated for 24 hours but should be reheated to 35–38°C or blood temperature before feeding to young animals.

Rabbits

When your rabbit is 15 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 15ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of feeds/24hr
50–90g 2–5.5ml 3
90–300g  7–15ml  2
>300g   15–17ml  1


Guinea pigs

When your guinea pig is 2 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 4.5g (1 level spoon) to 20ml of warm water.

Weight Volume  per Meal Number of feeds/24hr
60–120g 1–2ml  11 (9 during daylight hours and 2 overnight)
120–180g 2–3ml  6–7 (6 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
180–240g  3–4ml 6–7 (during daylight hours)
240–300g 4–5ml  6 (during daylight hours)


Hedgehogs

When your hedgehog is 20 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

 

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 20ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Feeds/24hr
50–60g 1–2ml  8–12
60–90g  3ml  8
>90g 3ml  3–4


Gerbils

When your gerbil is 21 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 15ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Feeds/24hr
2.5–5g 1ml  12
5–15g   2ml  8
15–25g 3ml  6–8

 

Hamsters

When your hamster is 28 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 15ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Feeds/24hr
3–15g 2–3 drops  24
15–35g 0.5ml  12
>35g 1ml  12


Degus

When your degu is 14 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 4.5g (1 level spoon) to 20ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Meals/24hr
8–30g 1ml  12
30–45g 1–2ml 8
45–115g  3–4ml  3–4
115–260g  5–8ml 1–2


Chinchillas

When your chinchilla is 21 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 20ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Feeds/24hr
40–60g  1ml  11 (9 during daylight hours and 2 overnight)
60–70g  1–2ml 8 (7 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
70–120g  2–3ml  5 (4 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
>120g  3ml  4 (during daylight hours)


Mice

When your mouse is 12 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 15ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Meals/24hr
0.5–5g  1–5 drops  7 (6 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
5–10g  0.25ml  6 (5 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
10–15g  0.5ml  3–4 (during daylight hours)
15–30g  1–1.5ml  2 (during daylight hours)


Rats

When your rat is 14 days old, or approximately if the age is unknown, you can slowly change to a more solid diet.

Dilution: Using the spoon provided, add 9g (2 level spoons) to 20ml of warm water.

Weight Volume per Meal Number of Feeds/24hr
10–20g  1ml  7 (6 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
20–40g  1–2ml  6 (5 during daylight hours and 1 overnight)
40–80g  3–4ml  3–4 (during daylight hours)
80–200g  5–8ml  2 (during daylight hours)

 

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