Apple are fine except the pips they are poisonous too mice.The pips contain cyanogenic glycosides cyanide poisoning can result.
Thanks I decided to take all the fruit off the list because of the high sugar levels.
never knew you could feed them peppers thanks!
I don't know if you can feed them peppers or not. I'm assuming you can but I don't know.
Any fruits are not good for mice because of the sugar, and too many vegetables will cause diarrhea so are best just avoided really. Mice are grain and seed feeders. Although Kale is a good food for growing mice, can't remember why though!
Thanks, I took all the fruits off the list for my mice. I'm only going to be feeding them food blocks, because I have brindle mice, I'm worried that they will get really fat on other seed mix.
I did find something online that said kale is good at fighting cancer and tumors . And since mice tend to get tumors that's probably why.
"Even more outstanding is kale's cancer-fighting properties. Numerous studies have indicated that cruciferous vegetables (kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower) contain components called isothiocyanates that regulate a complex system of enzymes that help fight cancer. These molecules have been shown to stop the growth of cancer cells in the breast, endometrium (lining of body cavities), lungs, colon, liver and cervix. Research has shown that people who have diets high in cruciferous vegetables have significantly lower risk for lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. One recent study found that mice who had cruciferous vegetables in their diet had 25% less precancerous polyps than mice who did not have any in their diet. And mice that ate twice as much cruciferous vegetables than the first group had even half as many tumors. Also, in the mice who ate kale and its cousins, the tumors were smaller and slower-growing. So the more you eat, the better! Researchers have found that these compounds might actually induce cancer cell suicide as well as work with enzymes to slow tumor growth."
While most of the items on your list are okay for mice in small and infrequent amounts (fruit seems to be instant diarrhea for mine), I'd be surprised if you can convince them that most of those are actually made of food. Kale is probably desirable because of its high vitamin, iron, and calcium content, but I can't imagine why they would want to eat it. I certainly don't.
Yeah, that's why I want to get them started now while they are still young.
I doubt I'll get my older mouse to believe me when I tell her it's just food and not trying to kill her.
And I agree I think kale is nasty. But my guinea pigs and rabbits seem to love it.