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Our mouse mix

As you know i make out mix up from scratch.

I recently did a new batch and wanted to share some photos of the mix and other bits.

So every 'tub' will get a croc, millet and bowel of food.
millet will be given every clean out, croc however long it takes to get threw it a new one is given.

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Iv'e just bought soft food for my pregnant and lactating mums.
This will be given around once a week, it's got a lot of good foods in there all you did is mix it with hot water, leave to cool then pop it in the cage in a bowl. going to see how this one goes down why its only a 500g bag, if it goes down great id get bigger bulk of this one, if not try some other soft food mixes.

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Now to see how this months food mix looks, this is there dry mix!

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This time what has been changed is the protein source which was swapped to freshwater shrimp, they had whole dried fish last time seems dried seafood goes down better than dried mealworms. there is also a bit of burns chicken and rice kibble.

There is also more grains in here than last time as they seem to like all the seeds and grains so i added more of a range of them.

Current mix:
Harrisons banana brunch - 50%
Puffed grains of Buckwheat, Rice, Millet, wheat Pillows, Mini Wheat Biscuits, Popped Crisp Rice, Cornflakes, Puffed Spelt - 25 %
freshwater shrimp, Burns chicken and brown rice dog kibble - 15%
Dried cubes of Potato, Carrot, Peas, Onion, Egg biscuit, Hemp Seeds, Maize cut/grits, Groats, Pumpkin Seed, Barley, Canary seed, Carrot seeds, Oats whole, Wheat hole. (then some added wild birdseed mix which has many other seeds for variety) 10%

A few pinches of kelp powder (a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron copied from rat rations)


Past mix:

Harrisons banana brunch - 50%
Puffed grains of Buckwheat, Rice, Millet, wheat Pillows, Mini Wheat Biscuits, Popped Crisp Rice, Cornflakes, Puffed Spelt - 25 %
Whole fish, dried, Burns chicken and brown rice dog kibble - 15%
Dried cubes of Potato, Carrot, Peas, Onion, Egg biscuit, Hemp Seeds, Maize cut/grits, Groats, Pumpkin Seed 10%
A few pinches of kelp powder (a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron copied from rat rations)

Comments

  • _zany_toon_zany_toon Legacy
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    That mix looks fab Pixie, and full of loads of yummy things for your meeces to dig into :) I've never seen Harrisons banana bunch in the flesh - how is it as a base mix?

    And please let me know how you get on with the soft food mix. I'd considered it for some of my old or toothless mice as a way to help them get what they needed but wasn't sure how it would go down. Mine wouldn't even try baby food and I wasn't sure if that would be of a similar consistency.
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