• Easily used by hamsters, gerbils, deer mice and many other rodentia
• Hangs from feature within cage
• Useful for powdered, mash, or very small pellets, such as guinea pig pellets
Optirat GenII J Feeder
Choose the J feeder for special diets.
Research rodents are often fed specialized diets. These diets may have medications or other test compounds mixed into the food and come in a number of different forms, like powdered, mash, or as very small pellets, all of which are incompatible with routine slotted feeders. Specialized diets require special feeders; however because they can be difficult to find, open bowls that sit on the cage floor are routinely used. Open feeding bowls are not ideal because they are easily tipped, and food is spilled and wasted. Rodents can also sleep or play in the bowl which soils and cakes the food with urine and feces.
This J-feeder hangs in place of the regular feeder so it cannot be tipped or knocked over. Like the standard Optirat GenII feeder, this J feeder sits above the cage floor, but is low enough for easy access by young or less ambulatory animals. Because the J feeder remains stably in place, animals have 24/7 access to an ample amount of clean food. Our design ensures that the food inside is free of contamination, and the wide open top enables easy refill of food. The feeders are made of stainless steel so they can be processed like all other caging equipment, including sterilization methods such as autoclaving.