Burgess Excel

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About Burgess Excel

We are experts in small animal nutrition and animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s the homes we build for them or the food we provide. Our high-quality recipes have been formulated with vets and nutritionists. This ensures they contain the right balance of vitamins and minerals to supplements your small animals’ diet to help keep them healthy and happy.

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Excel Adult Rabbit Nuggets with Mint

from £7.49£28.49 or subscribe and save 10%
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Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Mint

from £8.99£31.99 or subscribe and save 10%
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Excel Long Stem Feeding Hay

from £8.49 or subscribe and save 10%
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Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Blackcurrant & Oregano

from £8.99£31.99 or subscribe and save 10%
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Excel Feeding Hay with Hedgerow Herbs

from £14.99 or subscribe and save 10%
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Excel Indoor Rabbit Nuggets with Dandelion & Nettle

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celebrating 25 years

Celebrating 25 Years of Burgess Excel

The Burgess Excel range was one of the first premium foods established for small animals 25 years ago. Excel products are specially developed to create food that is healthy and tasty for rabbits, guinea pigs, rats ferrets and chinchillas.

Did you know that 92% of UK vets recommend Burgess Excel?* *Based on an annual survey of UK vets.

selective feeding

Stamping Out Selective Feeding

Research undertaken by The University of Edinburgh in 1996 revealed that muesli-based diets or muesli mixes fed to rabbits encourage selective feeding, where rabbits eat some (high starch/sugar) components of the muesli diet, while rejecting the more fibrous pellets. Selective feeding in this way increases the risk of dental disease, obesity and gut stasis. At Burgess we are proud to be a muesli-free company.

Improving the welfare and wellbeing of small animals

In 2006 we launched Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) which is UK’s biggest and best rabbit welfare campaign and is held every year in collaboration with leading animal charities and veterinary bodies to educate rabbit owners and improve rabbit welfare.

On the back of over 17 years of success with Rabbit Awareness Week, in 2021 we launched the first ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week (GPAW), endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and British Small Animal Veterinary Association and has become another annual event to shine a light on welfare issues.

The Burgess Excel Vet Awards celebrate the hard work and achievements of veterinary professionals, practices, and students, who work tirelessly to improve rabbit and guinea pig health and welfare. Make sure you don’t miss out on our next Excel Vet Awards by signing up and nominating yourself or someone else in 2024!

Burgess Excel Feeding plan

We have developed our vet recommended* Excel feeding plan to help your small animals thrive!

excel feeding plan

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