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Post by lupus_corde on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 2:41 am

So as I will be a new mouse mum in a few weeks I was wondering how much food to feed my mice. How many grams per mouse? And how is varies for a young/fully grown/old mouse? Would really appreciate some advice here Smile

- The mice will be from a breeder and not a petshop

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Post by scaredymouse on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 5:48 am

I have never measured out their food. I free feed them... just fill the bowl and when it runs down, I refill. In addition to that, I also scatter feed. They really enjoy foraging for food, but since there really isn't a way to monitor that, I also like to make sure there is food in the bowl.

I don't find much wasted food during weekly cleanings feeding this way.

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Post by lupus_corde on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 5:57 am

Good to know Smile so a small bowl is enough for 3 mice provided it is filled to the top? I think I will also get a small one for some fresh fruit and veg too Smile

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Post by CAPSLOCK on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 6:53 am

If they are from a breeder, you should pose that question directly to the breeder as well. Plus find out what specifically they are fed.

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Post by lupus_corde on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 7:12 am

Thats on the list of question I plan on asking her when I go up this weekend Smile

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Post by peas on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 10:37 pm


I never measure really either. I just dump a bunch of food in and if they aren't getting too fat or skinny i generally keep it around the same amount.

I remember measuring with my very first mice for the first little while, and i went with a tablespoon full of seed mix per mouse.

I don't like giving my mice fresh stuff in their tanks as i worry about spoilage. If i give them fresh stuff i give it to them in their playpens where i can monitor what they do with it, as mice will often nibble and drop bits or hide stuff for later. In hot weather especially it can go bad fast.

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Post by CinnamonPearl on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 11:50 pm

I only ever weighed in the beginning to know exactly how much food they eat within two days. Now I always just give them that amount and adjust if I gain/lose a mouse. My girls go through 32g of seeds in two days. Henry is around 14g, but I'm still making adjustments. This'll vary based on your mice's personal needs.

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Post by lupus_corde on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 12:43 am

I'm sure I will have a plan soon enough Smile thanks for the info though!

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Post by lupus_corde on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 12:46 am

@peas wrote:
I don't like giving my mice fresh stuff in their tanks as i worry about spoilage. If i give them fresh stuff i give it to them in their playpens where i can monitor what they do with it, as mice will often nibble and drop bits or hide stuff for later.  In hot weather especially it can go bad fast.  

That sounds like a better idea Smile Thanks!

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Post by Rodents rock! on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 8:57 am

I don't measure food either. I just keep two bowls, for my one male mouse, with two different types of food so he has a choice. I agree when feeding veggies/fruit to do it outside of the cage to prevent spoilage. I also will hide treats different places in his tank as he seems to have fun finding them. Last night Mickey was on the hunt for Cheerios! So cute to watch!
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