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Post by Mousy Cuteness Mon 25 Jan 2021, 7:25 pm

Hi!
I need help with food for an elderly mouse. She is 25 months old and I have a feeling that it's difficult for her to eat the pellets - I think they are too hard (she is on Oxbow rat food). Does anybody have any suggestions on what to try? Thanks!

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Post by Peachy Mon 25 Jan 2021, 8:33 pm

My old guy never had any problems with seed mixes. I’d find a good one and see how she does on it.
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Post by Mousy Cuteness Mon 25 Jan 2021, 8:45 pm

What kind of seed mix would you recommend as a balanced diet?

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Post by River Mon 25 Jan 2021, 10:10 pm

You could also break up the pellets in water, mice readily eat things with a yogurt/applesauce texture, especially old ones. The seed mix is always nice to have because it offers them a fun way to forage and eat. I believe there's a thread on that in the nutrition section.

My oldest mouse did have a hard time digesting seed (I'd find shells in her droppings) but she was on-and-off antibiotics for most of her golden years so that might explain it.

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