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Post by HemlockStud on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:52 pm

Who here uses and feeds Harlan Teklad blocks? What formula(s) has worked best for your mice?

I recently ordered a bag of HT 8604 for the mice, and they are really loving it! They go for it first over their grain mix and dog kibble even! Also the block doesnt taste that bad from my testing, Shocked

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Post by susb8383 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi,
I'm a brand new mouse owner, but I've been reading on the forums that mice shouldn't have a lot of protein. Some say no more than 13% for pet store mice, others say no more than 20%.

I have had rats for many years and feed them HT. The 8604 is what you should get for young rats under 4 months and it is really high in protein. It's got 24% CP.

http://www.harlan.com/products_and_services/research_models_and_services/laboratory_animal_diets/teklad_natural_ingredient_diets/teklad_traditional_diets/rodent_diets/teklad_rodent_diet_8604.hl

So from what I've read, this is way too high to feed to mice.

I think 2016 would be better, which is 16%. 2014 is 14%.

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Re: Harlan Teklad

Post by Laigaie on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:58 pm

Thought it worth correcting here that Hemlock's chosen block is perfectly fine for breeding mice. The nonsense on the internet about 13% protein is meant for PET OWNERS not breeders, and really even then I'd suggest 18% as a more reasonable food for pets, especially as they age. A lot of breeders feed the 18% protein Native Earth version of this block and actually have to ADD PROTEIN for their pregnant, nursing, growing, and aged mice.
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