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Post by CAPSLOCK on Sat 07 May 2016, 6:59 pm

Anyone know if Vita Prima Dwarf Hamster food is a good base mix for mice? Ingredient list looks good (I think) and it has 13% crude protein.

Ingredients
Oats, Wheat, Steam-Rolled Barley, Milo, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, White Millet, Steel Cut Corn, Steam-Rolled Oats, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Flaked Corn, Flaked Peas, Heat-Processed Soybeans, Ground Corn, Sunflower Seed, Flaked Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Red Lentil Seeds, Corn Distillers Dried Grains With Solubles, Dehydrated Carrots, Dehydrated Potato, Dehydrated Savoy Cabbage, Calcium Carbonate, Ground Wheat, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vegetable Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, L-Lysine, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Ground Oat Groats, Wheat Germ Meal, Apple Juice Concentrate, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Ground Steam-Rolled Oats, Dl-Methionine, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Bifidum Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Torula Dried Y, east, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Oxide, Fructooligosaccharide, Algae Meal, Ground Flax Seed, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Yeast Culture, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Biotin, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Methionine Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Zinc Methionine Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Aloe Vera Gel Concentrate, Color Added (Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1, Titanium Dioxide).

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 13.0%, Crude Fat (min.) 4.0%, Crude Fiber (max.) 14.0%, Moisture (max.) 12.0%, Calcium (min.) 0.4%, Phosphorous (min.) 0.3%
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Post by scaredymouse on Mon 09 May 2016, 1:18 am

So, nutritionally speaking, this isn't a bad mix and it's got the right amount of crude protein. I feed it to my hamsters sometimes. However, I don't think mice would enjoy it very much. It has a lot of big crunchy chunks and mice really prefer a lot of little seeds. Also, you would have to pick out the white striped sunflower seeds (they can be an allergen for mice) and if I remember, there are a lot of sunflower seeds in it.

We really recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Vitakraft-VitaSmart-Parakeet-Food-Diversity/dp/B00DT2VV18/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462773965&sr=8-1&keywords=vitasmart+parakeet

I usually get mine from Amazon, but I know they also have it at PetSmart. It's a nutritious base mix, you don't have to pick anything out of it, and mice love it.

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Post by CAPSLOCK on Mon 09 May 2016, 7:44 am

OK, thanks. It looked like the sunflower seeds were just the little black ones, but if the mice would prefer the little parakeet seeds anyways that'll be the way to go.

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