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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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What should I feed my mice?

I still haven't picked out names for my mice (I've just been calling them him and her). But, I'm wondering what I should feed them. Right now I'm giving them the Kaytee Forti-diet blocks but what kinds of extras should I give them? I read that pregnant mice need lots of protein. How about non-pregnant mice? And what should I avoid feeding them?
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Lab block is fine. As for extra protein, milkbones for small dogs, scrambled eggs, or puppy food as an extra. I'm not sure what you're not suppose to feed them. I know my mice loved bird millet.

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Honestly I think mice need seed mixes. I was feeding my mice lab blocks and they got so skinny...I started feeding them a seed mix and now they're at a healthy weight. You can feed them lab blocks too but you'll have to give them other things also.

lilchris pretty much summed it up with the protein thing.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 03:50 AM
 
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I feed my mice a high quality rat and mouse grain mix and lab blocks. I aslo give them millet, fruits, veggies, and some little treats like milk bones and dry pasta.
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Check this link it will help you to decide what to feed your mice http://www.rvc.ac.uk/supervets/docum...your_mouse.pdf
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When I had mice,I fed them a seed/grain mix.
I also threw in a few lab blocks and bits of fruit,veggies,bread,rice...etc.I found that the mice were not big fans of the lab blocks tho.They ate them,but usually they would start eating them last.




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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Katee brand foods all contain ethoxyquin which has been known to cause cancer and is only approved for human consumption in miniscule amounts. I would stay away from the forti-diet blocks. I breed and raise show mice which are required to be in pristine condition and they receive Mazuri brand blocks (23% protein) and a handful of oats every other day. They also get sugar-free cereals such as puffed rice and puffed wheat on occasion. My mice are in great health and condition.
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Wow, I didn't know that. I have Mazuri brand blocks for my hamster but it just says for hamsters on the bag, not hamsters, gerbils, and mice like the kaytee brand. Is the hamster food basically the same thing or should I look for Mazuri brand blocks specifically labeled for mice?
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Him and Her? Are they living together? Babies? I have no idea on what to feed them hun sorry i dont own mice i was just a bit like wow a girl and boy lol x

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2008, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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No, they're not living together. I'm planning on getting her a friend though as soon as I find one I like.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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The Mazuri I use is labeled for mice and rats.
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um bird millet is good, my jird goes crazy for it. Oh and for the protein, what about mealy worms, if you get them dried they are a lot easier to feed to your pets.

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