Beaphar Small Animal Milk

Product reference 12145UK
A complete milk replacer for newborn and orphaned small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, other rodents and hedgehogs. Contains low lactose levels, easily digestible proteins and essential vitamins and minerals to support growth and development.
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.

Beaphar 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.

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

ALWAYS FULLY READ THE PRODUCT LABEL AND LEAFLET BEFORE USE.

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 per 24 hours  

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 per 24 hours

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 per 24 hours

50–60g                        1–2ml                          8–12

60–90g                        3ml                              6

>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 per 24 hours

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 per 24 hours

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 feeds per 24 hours

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 per 24 hours  

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 feeds per 24 hours

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 per 24 hours

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)

 

ALWAYS FULLY READ THE PRODUCT LABEL AND LEAFLET BEFORE USE.

Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Store in original container, tightly closed. For best results use within 3 months of opening. Once empty, dispose of the pot in the household rubbish. Empty pots can be recycled.

Do not use in hedgehogs weighing less than 50g unless directed to by a veterinary surgeon. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For animal use only.
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