We have all the information you need about mouse food. It might seem complicated because mice need a mixture of food types to keep them healthy, so just follow our easy guide.
Here are the food types you need to think about offering your mouse:
- Fresh water: essential for life
- Concentrate (nuggets or mix): needed for nutritional balance
- Green leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale) crunchy fruits (apples without seeds, pears), peas, cooked grains
- Snacks or treats: Supreme treats, cooked meat, live inset food, cooked pasta
Fresh water – must always be available. It can be provided in a bottle or a bowl. Make sure to check the sipper of the water bottle at least daily as they can become clogged. Water bowls should be heavy so they are not knocked over.
Concentrate – mouse food concentrate provides the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that may be absent or present in variable amounts in other foods.
Wholegrain’s provided in a mouse food are recommended to wear down their constantly growing teeth and to keep their gut healthy. Nuggets or kibbles provide all the nutrients needed in each mouthful.
A mix (which can contain cereals and vegetables that might be dried whole or flaked) provides the nutrients that are needed overall in each of the components. It is important when feeding a mix to ensure the bowl is cleared before it is topped up, so that each meal provides all the nutrients your mouse needs. A high-quality concentrate or mix will contain natural ingredients that mice like to eat, without the addition of sugary syrups which can result in digestive upset or dental disease.
Leafy, green veg – a small handful of leafy green vegetables provides a welcome addition to a mouse’s diet daily. Find a list of safe veggies for small pets here
Mouse treats – hand feeding a treat or snack is an important part of bonding with your mouse. Treats like our Selective Naturals Harvest Loops are healthy and contain no added sugars.