Teklad rabbit diets are nutritionally complete pelleted diets formulated to meet the known nutrient requirements of the rabbit during growth, reproduction and maintenance.
High-quality plant protein sources supply the proper amounts and proportions of essential amino acids necessary to promote the general health and condition of rabbits during all phases of the life cycle.
Teklad rabbit diets contain dehydrated alfalfa meal, a high-quality forage ingredient that promotes the proper functioning of the digestive system. The protein in alfalfa meal also is utilized well by rabbits.
Mineral and vitamin fortification of these diets ensures an adequate nutritional balance to promote the proper growth, development, maintenance, and reproduction of research rabbits.
Not all products are stocked locally; extended lead time and additional fees may apply.
Many diets are available in certified format designated by a “C” following the product code. When diets are certified a representative sample is tested for a panel of contaminants. If not stocked as certified, certification can be made available upon request. Minimum order size and additional charges may apply.
Rabbits may be limit-fed by placing a certain amount of feed in crocks or feeding hoppers once a day. Limit-feeding during maintenance and gestation is an efficient method of meeting the nutritional needs of the rabbit, yet it prevents excess weight gain. Rabbits also may be self-fed by placing feed in a hopper where they may eat at will. This method is most efficient for growing rabbits, lactating does, and young breeding stock.
Rabbit feeding requirements will vary with rabbit breed, age, and size. Through observation and controlled feeding, the proper body condition can be maintained for maximum performance. A ten-pound New Zealand white rabbit will consume approximately 150g of Teklad rabbit diet per day.