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Post by fancymice on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8:42 pm

I was wondering what are some fatty seeds and what are some seeds I can incorporate into my mice diet? I don’t want to put treats as their food, and don’t want to put healthy seeds at treats.
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Post by CallaLily on Sat 31 Mar 2018, 3:30 pm

Sunflower, hemp, flax, safflower, pumpkin, chia are some that are on the fatty side. You’re right that these should be limited but small amounts daily (alongside a good staple mix) shouldn’t be a problem for most healthy mice.

Some less fatty seeds/grains are things like oat, rye, buckwheat, wheat, millet...

I hope this helps some. I think there’s a list of treat ideas in the stickied Mouse Diet thread.

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