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Safe, and un-safe foods

Post by Rhasputin on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:01 am

This was a list compiled on another forum, posted on another forum, edited, added to, and expanded here and there. Happy
It lists good foods, treats to be given in moderation, and foods that you should never give.

It's very usefull, and if you have a suggestion, please post it, and we'll add it. Happy

Fruits

- Apple (seedless)
- Banana
- Blackberries
- Blueberries
- Cantaloupe.
- Cherries
- Cranberries
- Grapes (seedless)
- Lychee
- Mango
- Melon
- Peaches (no pits)
- Plums (no pits)
- Raspberries
- Raspberry Leaves (helpful for diarrhea)
- Strawberries
- Watermelon

Veggies

- Asparagus
- Bean Sprouts
- Bok Choy
- Broccoli
- Cabbage (Limited amounts)
- Carrots
- Cauliflower
- Celery
- Chard
- Chestnuts
- Chickweed
- Chicory
- Clover
- Corn on the Cob
- Cucumbers
- Dandelion Leaves (A leaf or two, can help nursing mothers produce more milk)
- Endive
- Green Beans
- Kale
- Parsnips
- Peas
- Radicchio
- Romaine Lettuce
- Spinach
- Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet bell Peppers
- Swiss Chard
- Turnip
- Water Chestnuts
- Water Cress
- Zucchini

Meats and Proteins foods

- Cooked Ground Beef (Rinse well in hot water to remove any grease)
- Cooked Chicken or Turkey (Steamed or baked)
- Low Fat Cottage Cheese
- Fish Cod (Cooked removing bones and skin)
- Grasshoppers (Pet Shop)
- Mealworms (Pet Shop)
- Crickets (Pet Shop)
- Bread (whole grain no white bread) soaked in milk ( Low Fat, Skim, Soy)
- Eggs ( boiled or scrambled)
- Plain Tofu
- Plain Low Fat Yogurt
- Dog Biscuits (No Garlic, onion, or onion powder)
- Monkey Chow
- Lab Blocks

Other foods

- Buckwheat
- Baby Food (low sugar and no onion or garlic)
- Cheese (mild cheeses in moderation)
- Cooked Plain Brown Rice
- Cooked Pasta (Wheat or Spinach would be better)
- Dry toast (Also helpful for diarrhea)
- Flax seed
- Horse sweet feed
- Hog grower
- Low or Sugarless Cereals
- Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted)
- Nuts (No almonds)
- Sesame Seeds
- Soybeans(Roasted no salt)
- Squash seeds
- Lentils
- Oatmeal(dry or soaked in skim, soy or lowfat milk)
- Nutritional Yeast
- Bran and Wheat Germ (Refrigerated, goes bad quickly)
- Peanuts (unsalted)
- Alfafa
- Unsalted Popcorn (no butter)
- Millet

Foods To Avoid

- Almonds (Contains Cyanic Acid)
- Apple Seeds
- Canned food
- Chocolate
- Candies
- Chips and Junk food
- Pork Products
- Potatoes (Raw)
- Raw Kidney Beans
- Eggplant
- Fool's Parsley
- Grape Seeds
- Avocado (Contains Cardiac Glycosides)
- Raw Rhubarb
- Tomato leaves
- Oranges or Tangerines(no citrus fruits)
- Cherry pits
- Peach pits & Leaves
- Apricot pits
- Lemon or Lime
- Jams and jellies
- Spices
- Garlic
- Onions
- Leeks
- Scallions
- Chives
- Pickles


Also, out of these foods, here are the ones that are often used in mouse food mixes. Happy
All dry, un-cooked versions of the items

- Barley
- Brown rice
- Cheerios
- Horse sweet feed
- Lab bock
- Lentils
- Millet seed
- Puffed rice
- Pumpkin seeds
- Quick oats
- Ramen noodles
- Rolled or steam crimped oats
- Sunflower seed
- Whole grain pasta


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Re: Safe, and un-safe foods

Post by LittleSniffs on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:28 am

this is a great idea! Our mice get gold fish once a week as a treat! They love it! Plus it's so funny to see them carry them around :-)
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Post by doganddisc on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:20 am

Great post, thank you!
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Post by kawmice on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:21 am

ummm...... goldfish?? Are you talking about the crackers or the real live fish?? I am assuming you mean the crackers. lol
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Post by snukb on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:45 pm

kawmice wrote:ummm...... goldfish?? Are you talking about the crackers or the real live fish?? I am assuming you mean the crackers. lol
I thought she was talking about the actual fish for a second, too, since pet stores do sell feeder goldfish. I was like "Do you put them in a the tank in a dish of water or what?" LOL.
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Post by Stina on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:57 pm

....now I want to know how they'd react to a small dish with guppies in it.......

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Post by Teramis on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:26 pm

What's the scoop on raisins? Safe, not-safe?
Do raisins (or dates, or other sticky-sweet dried fruits) get stuck in their mouths or anything?

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Post by Laigaie on Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:44 pm

Raisins and other sweet dried fruits don't seem to do them any damage other than the obvious-- they're crazy amounts of sugar!
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Post by lunalady on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:08 pm

Ok was the final answer is real goldfish or crackers?

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Post by lunalady on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:10 pm

This list is great! Thanks

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Post by Laigaie on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:31 pm

Hahaha! Final answer is crackers.
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Re: Safe, and un-safe foods

Post by lunalady on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:57 pm

Ok. I may try a real one. No not me my mice. dance

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Post by Teramis on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:42 am

I have nothing constructive to add here except to say, your twirling mouse gif totally cracks me up!
rofl!

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Post by LittleSniffs on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:54 pm

lunalady wrote:Ok was the final answer is real goldfish or crackers?

Oh my goodness I totally missed this post, crackers! Not the real fish LOL
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Post by Laigaie on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:07 am

For serious! Goldfish can carry all sorts of nasty things, from bacteria to parasites. :/ We switched our turtles from a goldfish-heavy diet to a mouse-heavy diet, since the feeders are so much cleaner.
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Post by fashionfobie on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:18 pm

This post was extremely useful! Thank you Happy

I am curious about yogurt. I have my own yogurt colony, it is pretty cool. I have noticed commercial treats promoting yogurt. However I don't usually trust commercial pet treats. Does anyone have an opinion on yogurt for mice?
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Post by HemlockStud on Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:00 am

fashionfobie wrote:This post was extremely useful! Thank you Happy

I am curious about yogurt. I have my own yogurt colony, it is pretty cool. I have noticed commercial treats promoting yogurt. However I don't usually trust commercial pet treats. Does anyone have an opinion on yogurt for mice?
I give my mice either some milk or yogurt in their 'mash' I make, good amounts of calcium! Never had a issue feeding it either.

Article on mice & yogurt:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/07/yogurt-makes-mice-slimmer-sexier/

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