I have a paperback book mostly for it`s archive value! But it has a pretty decent list of `grains` in it that mice eat:
Buckwheat (I don`t have this as yet)
Corn (I take this out of my mix)
Millet (La Plata - whatever that is?)
Sunflower seeds (I feed as an occassional treat only as they are high in fat)
I feed all the above except Buckwheat, grass seed and corn. I remove the corn for health reasons, but wondered about the grass seed? There are so many kinds of grass seed out there, it does`nt say which type is best? Anyone ever fed grass seed to their mice? Does`nt say anything about feeding animal proteins accept to say that a mouse`s diet consists of `starchy grains` but in the wild, a mouse will take the odd caterpillar, insect or spider, but they won`t hunt these. It just states that nursing mothers will sometimes crave animal proteins in the form of a small piece of lean bacon or mealy worm. So I`m happy to keep my diet meat free. At least until I have conclusive evidence that mice actually require animal proteins in a maintenance diet.