Recovery liquid feed for small herbivores is designed to be a complete food for animals that are sick or recuperating. During illness, animals that are reluctant to eat food can still receive all the essential nutrients they require with this product. The levels of protein, carbohydrates and fibre are elevated above that of a regular diet to expedite recovery and each sachet provides the average 2.5kg rabbit with one full days' feed, which can be given in small amounts at regular intervals throughout the day.
Certain herbivores, in particular rabbits can have an extremely sensitive gut when ill and this can lead to secondary problems. Lack of appetite and not feeding regularly can lead to gut stasis, so it is vital to provide these sick animals with an alternative source of nutrition with high fibre levels to prevent irreversible damage. This product also rehydrates the patient.
Product specifications at a glance:
- Rehydratable as a liquid feed – suitable for syringe feeding
- Now comes with feeding syringe!
- Just add warm water and mix into an easy to feed paste
- High fibre – 19%
- With fructo-oligo-saccharides (FOS) to help promote a healthy digestive system
- Highly palatable
- No added sugar
- No artificial colourants
- Boxed 10 x 20g sachets
Recovery is suitable for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchilla, degus and other small herbivores that require a high fibre diet. Mix one sachet (20g) of Recovery with 90ml of warm water per kg of bodyweight per day. Feed small amounts at regular intervals throughout the day. Guinea Pigs and Degus will require vitamin C supplementation.
- Mix the sachet with 90ml of warm water and mix thoroughly to achieve an even suspension
- Draw a manageable amount into the syringe
- Place the animal on your lap with its head facing away from your body
- Place nozzle of the syringe into the side of the mouth and gently squeeze a small amount at a time to the back of the mouth
- Allow the animal to swallow between mouthfuls. Gently rubbing the throat will encourage this, and you will get used to the amount that your animal will take in each mouthful
- Continue feeding until a sufficient amount has been eaten - this may only be small to begin with. Gradually increase the daily feed as the animal gains strength