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Mouse Food Mix

Post by HemlockStud on Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:03 am

I thought I would start a thread for people that choose to make a mix to share their current recipe! So whats yours?

Currently my mice are getting a mix containing:
Natural Balance Vegetarian dog kibble
Flax Seed
Sesame Seed
Wild Bird Seed
Green split pea
Brown Rice
Nori sheets
Dried blueberries
Dried bananas
Dried carrot


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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by Rhasputin on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:40 am

Cool idea!

White millet seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Sweet horse feed
Puffed rice
Dog kibble.

For pumpkin seeds, I get them for free from a pumpkin patch that, after Halloween, gives out it's pumpkins for free!
For the dog chow, I change brands every now and then, but I always stick with something soy and corn free, but with a high oat and rice content. Something I wouldn't necessarily feed to my dogs, but is perfect for meeces. Happy

I'm thinking of puttin lab block in, to cut costs, and waste. I use lab cage bins, and the hoppers on them are too widely spaced, so my mix usually just falls right through. But if I put some lab block down, and then top it off with the mix, the mice have to work to get the mixed food, and it doesn't just fall through the bars. Big smile

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by Lycrisa on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Wow thats a cool idea.

I have three parrots that eat a high quality seed mix. Or rather they eat nibbles of it.
I strain the large pellets and seeds out of that leaving the millet , rolled oats and other varieties.
I add cheerios and a high quality dog food to that and mix in some barely.

The pregnant, nursing or sick mice also get KMR bread and eggs every other day.

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by WindyHill on Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:57 am

My mix

* Wild bird seed/cockatiel seed
*High Quality dog food ( and a small amouint of cat food)
*Ramen noodles (uncooked)
*Pumpkin seeds
*Whole grain cereal(cheerios/corn flakes)
*Sunflower seeds
*Split peas (uncooked)

Forgot to add:
*Corn (cracked)

The barley, lentles, corn, split peas and rice are thrown in form my pigeon feed mix that I make.

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by kawmice on Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:41 am

Ok...... ready for my food mix?? They eat better then me!

Harlan Lab Blocks
Brown's Hamster Seed
Wild Bird mix
Black Sunflowers (used in moderation as an added treat)
Split Peas (uncooked)
Crushed Corn
Brown Rice (uncooked)
Pasta (uncooked)
Ramen Noodles (uncooked)
Cerial (Cherrios, corn flakes, ect)
High Quality dog and cat food
Oatmeal (uncooked)

Then they also get a few treats added (yougert drops, ect) and wood sticks to chew. I give them added millet ocasionally as well as fresh veggies (carrots, apples, ect).

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by m137b on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:58 am

I feed Mazuri 6F block.

Then 1-3 times a week they get something else, I change it up every few months but right now they're getting scratch grains.

In the past I've given cracked corn, whole corn soaked for 24hrs in milk replacer, sprouted white millet, sprouted sunflower seed, sprouted corn, steam rolled oats, whole oats, rice bran pellets, wheat bran flakes mixed with milk replacer or fresh eggs, chick starter mixed with milk replacer or eggs, sweet oats.

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by onceuponamousery on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:06 am

I use

lab blocks
hamster food that has no food dyes = I noticed they dont eat the alfalfa in it and im allergic to that so thinking about making more of my own mix if its not more money, I get a 40lb bag for only 36 dollars for this hamster mix
natural, corn and dye free dog food
wheat bran flakes

and occasionally I add veggie pasta uncooked, rice cereal, granola cereals, dried fruits, black sunflower seeds, dog biscuits, rolled oats- I plan on adding to the mix so there are more grains, I use to use the oats

I never heard of using ramen noodles, are they different than regular pasta?
Also I have pet hamsters that I feed the same mix, if I didn't use the hamster mix anymore and made a mouse mix would that be ok for hamsters?


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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by snukb on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:39 pm

I think ramen noodles are made with rice flour? I'm not sure, but I know my ramen soup wouldn't be the same with angel hair pasta. I never thought of giving my mice ramen... just make sure you do it before you add the flavor packet, because those packets have way more than even the average human's daily sodium requirement. tongue

When I first got my mice, I made up a big batch of Suebee's, minus the fruit, dog food, soybeans, and sunflower seeds. I know that even with those added it's not a complete diet so I've only been giving them a small handful of it every few days as a supplement to their lab blocks. They do love it though. The puffed rice always goes first, then the noodles.

Lately though, one of my mice has been getting pretty hefty, so I may have to hold back on it. tongue

They also get a generous handful of timothy hay or orchard grass for nesting and eating, as well as occasional nibbles of my dinner veggies (before I butter and salt them, of course).

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by jturner on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:34 am

I've been feeding my mouse Harlan Lab blocks with a few treats (pieces of strawberry, cheerios, raw almonds, raw pecans, dried cranberries, pieces of carrot ) which I usually feed by hand. Should I add some seeds? What kind? Is there any good commercial mix to supplement the lab blocks?

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Re: Mouse Food Mix

Post by susb8383 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:17 pm

jturner wrote:I've been feeding my mouse ...raw almonds...

I'm a new mouse owner, but I thought I read that mice aren't supposed to eat raw almonds because of the cyanic acid.


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