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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Food question!

So...aren't uncooked beans bad for mice?

I had always thought so, but maybe it is the opposite? I haven't given mine any beans at all as to avoid the situation completely. But I was just wondering because I was in the pet store the other day, contemplating a vitamin-rich natural food mix I could add to my mice's pellets from time to time, and I found an 8-in-1 (can't remember the brand, sorry ), and I was just about to buy it when I saw that one of the ingrediants was kidney bean!

Am I wrong or should that not be allowed? It said specifically it was safe for mice, too!
I don't know!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 07:13 PM
 
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As far as I know, uncooked beans are not good for any animal, cause they have a substance that blocks an enzime necesary for digestion (sorry I can't be more specific, but I couldn't found my nutrition book, and I can't remember the names). Usually beans (specially soy) are baked and added to animal feeds, so maybe that's the case. Did it especified that it was uncooked?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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No it did not. I just assumed because it is hard food. But it probably was cooked! hehe

Just curious!
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