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Do you know, I`m not sure on the answer to this. I imagine raw corn is nibbled on by wild mice and it is a starchy vegetable with natural sugars. Cooking it makes it softer but I imagine reduces the vitamins too? I can`t remember ever feeding a corn cob piece to my mice but they would get the dried pieces found in a mix. Whether they cook the corn/maize before drying it to add to a mix though, I`m not sure? Corn in some US states has been reported to have a fungus or it can sometimes be GM corn (I know Burgess state this on their bags now). Tinned sweet corn can have added salt and some tins will say no sugar added. But it`s better to feed raw and not tinned.
The small frozen corns thawed out I imagine are raw that are sold in Iceland/FarmFoods and supermarkets, then there are the fresh raw corns (unfrozen). Hmmm... ponders this..!
Oh...I take a frozen pea from the freezer bag and thaw it for Chubs, so I imagine corn is just the same...DOH!!! :-@
Why didn`t we realise that!
zany_toon said:Humans can eat it uncooked, and plenty of animals in the wild would so I imagine it would be ok.
Humans can eat it uncooked, and plenty of animals in the wild would so I imagine it would be ok.
BaggyMousers said:I have no idea. Im being pretty stupid now but....corn in the freezer bags...that's not cooked then? Lol. Im so sorry for being so dumb. >:D<
I have no idea. Im being pretty stupid now but....corn in the freezer bags...that's not cooked then? Lol. Im so sorry for being so dumb. >:D<
Welcome to the forum. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your mice.
Summergirl is right, be careful to avoid any material with strands that could get wrapped around a mouse paw or tail. I'm glad the mice liked the broccoli and apples. They shouldn't have too much fresh food in their diet but it can be given as a treat. Their diet should contain grains like oats, wheat, and seeds such as millet etc.