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

NOTE: Shipping charges may be higher during winter conditions.


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

  • Sterile inside and out
  • 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 does Barrier Packed mean?

    Barrier Packed products contain cups or pouches inside of a medical grade Tyvek bag. This saves labor by eliminating the need to wash individual cups or pouches when transferring into a clean room or biosecurity facility.

  • Why are gel products a good choice for research animals?

    Unlike water bottles and mash diets, gels provide a consistent amount of hydration, nutrition and medication without wetting the animal. While particularly useful when transporting animals, HydroGel® 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.  Please note many factors such as ambient temperature, animal weight and environmental conditions impact the 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
  • What is the best way to store HydroGel®products?

    Unopened HydroGel® can be stored at room temperature and does not require special handling. Shelf life for unopened HydroGel® is 24 months from date of manufacture.

    Once opened (provided the gel has not been contaminated) ClearH2O products can be stored either at room temperature or at 4°C in a sealed bag/container to prevent the product from drying out for approximately 2 weeks.

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