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Post by mousyfriends876 on Wed 27 Nov 2019, 4:57 pm

Hello. I am going to get 3 female mice in about a month. Is this a good mix?:
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Tiny Friends Farm Reggie Rat and Mimi Mouse Mix 40%
Protein- 14%
Fat- 4%
Fiber- 4%

2 tbsp (two green spoon scoops)

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Vitakraft VitaSmart Complete Nutrition Hamster Food 20%
Protein- 17%
Fat- 14%
Fiber- 9%

1 tbsp (one green spoon scoop)

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Kaytee Timothy Hay 20%
Protein- 6%
Fat- 1%
Fiber- 32%

1 tbsp (one green spoon scoop)

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Mazuri Rat and Mouse Diet 20%
Protein- 23%
Fat- 6.5%
Fiber- 4.5%

1 tbsp (one green spoon scoop)

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Total:
Protein- 14.8%
Fat- 5.9%
Fiber- 10.7%

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Thank you to anybody who replies! Smile

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Post by Robin~ on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 9:11 am

Hello!

A couple things to address—

-For most mice, the protein should stay between 12-14%. 14.8% would probably be pushing that a bit and may cause hot spots.

-Please do keep in mind, with GA and food mixing, everything is done by weight. Measuring by tablespoons will not give you an accurate measurement of the GA.

-Mice typically don’t really eat hay; they may just nibble it a bit for some teeth wearing. I would not rely on it as a source of fiber (and even then, 8-10% fiber is plenty enough).

-Mice do have a few common allergens, such as soy and peanuts. You’re going to want to avoid these in a main diet just in case, so Mazuri and VitaSmart wouldn’t be great to feed as they have soy as a major ingredient.

In general, searching for grit-free bird foods can be a good option. Sunseed has some good Parakeet foods, for instance.

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Post by mousyfriends876 on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11:25 am

@Robin~ wrote:Hello!

A couple things to address—

-For most mice, the protein should stay between 12-14%. 14.8% would probably be pushing that a bit and may cause hot spots.

-Please do keep in mind, with GA and food mixing, everything is done by weight. Measuring by tablespoons will not give you an accurate measurement of the GA.

-Mice typically don’t really eat hay; they may just nibble it a bit for some teeth wearing. I would not rely on it as a source of fiber (and even then, 8-10% fiber is plenty enough).

-Mice do have a few common allergens, such as soy and peanuts. You’re going to want to avoid these in a main diet just in case, so Mazuri and VitaSmart wouldn’t be great to feed as they have soy as a major ingredient.

In general, searching for grit-free bird foods can be a good option. Sunseed has some good Parakeet foods, for instance.

What do you personally use? I am trying to find a good mix.

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Post by Robin~ on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 12:10 pm

@mousyfriends876 wrote:

What do you personally use? I am trying to find a good mix.

I currently use Sunseed Vita Prima Parakeet. It’s nice and small and seedy, but it does get a little dusty, so you have to shake the smaller particles down.

This diet topic should give you more ideas Smile

https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t15-mouse-diet
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Post by mousyfriends876 on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 12:13 pm

@Robin~ wrote:
@mousyfriends876 wrote:

What do you personally use? I am trying to find a good mix.

I currently use Sunseed Vita Prima Parakeet. It’s nice and small and seedy, but it does get a little dusty, so you have to shake the smaller particles down.

This diet topic should give you more ideas Smile

https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t15-mouse-diet

Thank you. I thought about using this mix:

Brown's Tropical Carnival Hamster and Gerbil food
and
Vitakraft VitaSmart Parakeet Food
I will remove excess corn and other unhealthy items from the brown's tropical
the result will be :
Protein: 12.25
Fat: 6.25
Fiber : 8.75

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Post by Robin~ on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 1:51 pm

@mousyfriends876 wrote:
@Robin~ wrote:
@mousyfriends876 wrote:

What do you personally use? I am trying to find a good mix.

I currently use Sunseed Vita Prima Parakeet. It’s nice and small and seedy, but it does get a little dusty, so you have to shake the smaller particles down.

This diet topic should give you more ideas Smile

https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t15-mouse-diet

Thank you. I thought about using this mix:

Brown's Tropical Carnival Hamster and Gerbil food
and
Vitakraft VitaSmart Parakeet Food
I will remove excess corn and other unhealthy items from the brown's tropical
the result will be :
Protein: 12.25
Fat: 6.25
Fiber : 8.75

It’s actually not the greatest to pick out things from the diet—that could alter the GA, especially if the ingredients you’re picking it make up a major part of the diet. It’s best to pick a food that’s good from the start. Smile

I think just doing the VitaSmart or Sunseed on its own would be best.
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Post by mousyfriends876 on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2:23 pm

@Robin~ wrote:
@mousyfriends876 wrote:
@Robin~ wrote:
@mousyfriends876 wrote:

What do you personally use? I am trying to find a good mix.

I currently use Sunseed Vita Prima Parakeet. It’s nice and small and seedy, but it does get a little dusty, so you have to shake the smaller particles down.

This diet topic should give you more ideas Smile

https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t15-mouse-diet

Thank you. I thought about using this mix:

Brown's Tropical Carnival Hamster and Gerbil food
and
Vitakraft VitaSmart Parakeet Food
I will remove excess corn and other unhealthy items from the brown's tropical
the result will be :
Protein: 12.25
Fat: 6.25
Fiber : 8.75

It’s actually not the greatest to pick out things from the diet—that could alter the GA, especially if the ingredients you’re picking it make up a major part of the diet. It’s best to pick a food that’s good from the start. Smile

I think just doing the VitaSmart or Sunseed on its own would be best.

Ok, Thank you.

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