Mouse food in the online Maxi Zoo shop
For satisfied mice: This food is good for your small animals
Mice are far more than just unbidden guests in household storage rooms. Instead, fancy mice and gerbils are becoming more and more popular as actively welcomed companions – especially as pets. Something which should please every owner: The little, lively animals are also extremely easy to care for when it comes to nutrition.
For a long mouse life: Healthy food is the be-all and end-all
Mice are what are known as omnivores and so they are not particularly fussy about what they eat. However, this should not keep you as an owner from providing these dainty animals with a healthy diet. A balanced mouse diet will enable you to ensure that your animals remain fit and well for a long time.
Grain such as wheat, spelt and millet are an optimal basis for the diet of your mice. Nuts and seeds, particularly peanuts as well as sunflower and pumpkin seeds, are also very popular with small animals. For this reason, it is recommended that you use grain-rich dry food mixes in the form of tasty, crisp pellets. So it is best if your fluffy animals are supplied with vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Dry herbs and flowers are also recommended as feed for your mice, as they supply a lot of important nutrients. You can get ribwort plantain, daisy, parsley and other high-quality as well as tasty food products in a dried form from Maxi Zoo.
Carrots, parsnips, etc.: mice love fresh root vegetables
To supply your mice with healthy food, it is advisable to offer them different fruits, vegetables and herbs. Root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and turnips are particularly popular with small animals and contain many healthy ingredients. But other types of vegetables such as kohlrabi and cucumbers can also be considered, as can dandelions and fresh grass.
On the other hand, fruit should only be fed two to three times a week and it should be cut into small pieces beforehand. An excess of fructose will not only damage the teeth of your mice, but can also quickly lead to digestive problems and obesity.
Unlike in the case of other domesticated small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, mice also require animal proteins. Dried insects are a good source of protein and they should be on your shopping list when you buy mouse food. Small cubes of hard boiled egg, as well as small amounts of low-fat, sugar-free dairy products such as curds or yoghurt are also available. Contrary to what is widely assumed, however, mice should not eat cheese, as it contains too much fat and too much salt.
Thin, non-toxic branches and fresh hay complement mouse food to provide successful tooth abrasion. The raw fibres which they contain also ensure that the digestion system of small animals remains fully operational.
Serve portions which are as moderate as possible
In general, you should make sure that the portions are never too large when feeding. This is because mice naturally need only a moderate amount of food on account of their small size.
If you want to buy food for your mice, the online Maxi Zoo shop is the right place for you. Here, you will find various nutrient-rich dry food and hay which will enable you to look after your mice in the best possible way.