HydroGel Cup Pouch Combo
Product Code:
  • 70-01-5022 2 oz (56 g) cups
  • 70-01-1062 6 oz (170 g) pouches
  • 70-01-1082 8 oz (227 g) pouches
Suitable for:
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Mice
  • Primates


HydroGel® is a non-wetting water gel for animal hydration. 98% pure water. The industry standard for hydration during transportation.

For more information, useful data, testimonials and studies, check our resources below:

Delivering Solutions

  • Suitable for short or long transit shipping times
  • Supplement for compromised, recovering or weaning animals
  • Alternative to water bottles and excellent emergency water source
  • Useful in transitioning animals to automated watering systems

Delivering Quality

  • Commercially sterile
  • Tyvek® medical packaging
  • E-Beam irradiation
  • Complies with quality standards as tested by an independent laboratory
  • Certificate of analysis by manufactured lot
  • Individually coded with lot and date of expiration


Purified Water, Hydrocolloids, Electrolyte Blend, Food Acids.

Shelf Life

Shelf life is 24 months, unopened at room temperature storage.

Recommended Dosage

• To be administered under the direction of a veterinarian
• Manufactured for use in research animals
• Dosage: 1 cup is designed for 5 mice over 2 days based on
average size and consumption. Monitor intake.
• Cut an X on the top of the plastic pouch before presenting it to the animals for better access to the gel

The average consumption of gel is 5g/mouse/day or 15g/rat/day:
1- 8oz (226g) pouch per 5 mice/2 rats up to 5 days
1- 6oz  (170g) pouch per 5 mice/2 rats up to 4 days
1- 2oz (56g) cup per 5 mice/2 rats up to 2 days


Suitable for all species! 

  • Transport and shipping – clean, dry, and single use. 
  • Emergency and back up water supply
  • Quarantine
  • Weak and compromised animals due to disease or illness
  • Recovering animals after surgery or irradiation
  • Weaning to a new cage
  • Transition to automated watering system 

Research Papers

  1. SOP: Recommendations on the care and handling of the MDC1A mouse model

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  2. Colitis decreases mechanosensitive K2P channel expression and funciton in mouse colon sensory neurons

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  • What are the main applications for HydroGel®?

    HydroGel® is a non-wetting hydration supplement that is particularly useful for transporting animals. It is also a great choice for recovering animals and special needs animals who require consistent, easy-to-consume hydration support.

  • How much HydroGel® do I need to supply for an animal during shipment?

    The amount of HydroGel® required is dependent on the species of animal, the number of days in transit, and the number of animals. Daily water consumption differs by animal. Many factors such as ambient temperature, animal weight and environmental conditions impact daily water consumption. The suggested values listed below are average daily water consumption guidelines for frequently shipped animals. HydroGel® is 98% pure water; therefore, the gel consumption is equivalent to water consumption.
    • Mouse: 4-7g
    • Rat: 24-60g
    • Guinea Pig: 50-80g
    • Rabbit: 100-600g

  1. Our mice love these and after the gel is all gone, they love to play with the empty cup

    Vet Tech
    Elanco Animal Health
  2. Our vivarium uses hydrogel routinely with for recent mouse weanlings as they transition from nursing to automatic water sippers, we’re very happy with the product!

    Animal Resource Manager
    WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Med

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