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First mice!

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I gotten my little ones! The files are too big to load.. I will upload later. They were happy running and jumping about in their new home :lol: I am alittle sad that the person who sold me didn't know when they were born :? Anyway I put in the food and water and they ate alittle. They were eating hamster food before, what do I need to watch for? I mixed 2 cups of rolled oats, 1 cup of brown rice and 1 cup of parakeet food (which had mainly yellow and red unhulled millets followed by some pearled barley, flaxseed, unpeeled sunflower seeds, peanuts). That's about all. Is the food good for the moment? I can't find anywhere that sells unhulled pearled barley here.

I plan to add buckwheat, wheat germ, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and Brewer yeast when I get the time to go to the shop again. How much proportion of these to add? Would these be good to add as part of daily diet? With all these, do I still need to give them dry dog food?

I had some dried mealworms which I will give later in the morning.

For colours, I think they are black and white, white, champagne, champagne and white.
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Glad you got your mice.
Diet wise I like to keep it simple and I would still add in some cheap dry dog food for protein. I find mine at least do better with it in their diet. My mix is just 2 parts rolled oats, 1 part wild bird seed and 1 part cheap working dog food. In the winter I map up the wild birdseed.
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