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Here is a list of food that mice like, If you know of any that i have missed please post, or if there are any you have tried please also let us know.



- Apple (seedless)
- Banana
- Blackberries
- Blueberries
- Cantaloupe.
- Cherries
- Cranberries
- Grapes(seedless)
- Lychee
- Mango
- Melon
- Peaches (no stone)
- Plums (no pits)
- Raspberries
- Raspberry Leaves (helpful for diarrhea)
- Strawberries
- Watermelon


- Asparagus
- Bean Sprouts
- Bok Choy
- Broccoli
- Cabbage (Limited amounts)
- Carrots
- Cauliflower
- Celery
- Chard
- Chestnuts
- Chickweed
- Chicory
- Clover
- Corn on the Cob
- Cucumbers
- Dandelion Leaves
- Endive
- Green Beans
- Kale
- Parsnips
- Peas
- Radicchio
- Romaine Lettuce
- Spinach
- Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet bell Peppers
- Swiss Chard
- Turnip
- Water Chestnuts
- Water Cress
- Zucchini

Meats and Proteins foods

- Cooked Ground Beef (Rinse well in hot water to remove any grease)
- Cooked Chicken or Turkey (Steamed or baked)
- Low Fat Cottage Cheese
- Fish Cod (Cooked removing bones and skin)
- Grasshoppers (Pet Shop)
- Mealworms (Pet Shop)
- Crickets (Pet Shop)
- Bread(whole grain no white bread) soaked in milk ( Low Fat, Skim, Soy)
- Eggs ( boiled or scrambled)
- Plain Tofu
- Plain Low Fat Yogurt
- Dog Biscuits (No Garlic, onion, or onion powder)
- Monkey Chow
- Lab Blocks

Other foods

- Buckwheat
- Baby Food(low sugar and no onion or garlic)
- Cheese (mild cheeses in moderation)
- Cooked Plain Brown Rice
- Cooked Pasta(Wheat or Spinach would be better)
- Dry toast(Also helpful for diarrhea
- Flax seed
- Low or Sugarless Cereals
- Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted)
- Nuts (No almonds)
- Sesame Seeds
- Soybeans(Roasted no salt)
- Squash seeds
- Lentils
- Oatmeal(dry or soaked in skim, soy or lowfat milk)
- Nutritional Yeast
- Bran and Wheat Germ (Refrigerated goes bad fast)
- Peanuts (unsalted)
- Alfafa
- Unsalted Popcorn (no butter)
- Millet

Foods To Avoid

- Almonds (Contains Cyanic Acid)
- Apple Seeds
- Canned food
- Chocolate
- Candies
- Chips and Junk food
- Pork Products
- Potatoes (Raw)
- Raw Kidney Beans
- Eggplant
- Fool's Parsley
- Grape Seeds
- Avocado (Contains Cardiac Glycosides)
- Raw Rhubarb
- Tomato leaves
- Oranges or Tangerines(no citrus fruits)
- Cherry Stone
- Peach Stone & Leaves
- Apricot Stone
- Lemon or Lime
- Jams and jellies
- Spices
- Garlic
- Onions
- Leeks
- Scallions
- Chives
- Pickles

Last Updated 11/03/2009

- Thank you to everyone who was helped and provided feedback for this list.

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I was going to ask about garlic, too, as I know garlic is good for us and chimps...but obviously, rodents are very different!
Also, watermelon is bad because of the water? Surely that's not the whole problem? So is cucumber and...well....water! Is it not just bad if you feed it as Like, just a touch as an actual treat shouldn't hurt, because it's not replacing a food item. Obviously, I could be VERY wrong...but I just can't see a small cube of watermelon being that bad!

But the list is great, gives me ideas. (I'm not a fantastically healthy eater, so I have a hard time thinking of good foods! :lol: )

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i see cucumber is on the good list.
i give rusty and smokey cucumber every now and again, but i was always told that u needed to dry it out with a piece of tissue first to ged rid of some of the water.
if watermelon is ok to give mice, surely cucumber as it is would be ok too?! x

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RI is shorthand for respiratory infection, Dom :)

Cucumber is fine, I never pat it dry before I put it in the Maxeys when I show mice. As with anything, too much wet food could cause diarrohea but in moderation should be ok.

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I can't say about the garlic either but I have several kinds of roaches that can not have onions or garlic. Same for my lizards. I have been giving my mouse moms the meal worms and small roaches. You should see them run after the roaches. Don't worry I breed these bugs so they were not wild caught. My rats also enjoy these but not very often. I didn't see anything about dandelions, do you not have those where you live?
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