This article is from the WSSF 2007 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.
By Karen Robbins
This mix is one you make that includes ingredients that they will eat all of. Use it if you are unable to get lab blocks in your area or to supplement your mouse's diet of lab blocks. For breeding purposes, you will need to add other items.
1 part whole oats or oat groats
½ part high-quality dog food (with grains)
½ part wild bird seed
⅛ to ¼ part whole unsalted raw sunflower seeds
additional things that can be added:
½ part whole wheat (heating food good for winter)
½ part cracked corn (rich food, use in winter)
½ part whole raw brown rice
½ part buckwheat
¼ part whole barley
small bit of linseed to add shine to coat 10 days before a show
dried whole wheat/super seeded healthy bread
high-quality dog biscuits (my mice love the Old Mother Hubbard Just Vegg’n dog biscuits)
(Other items mice like: canary grass seed, pumpkin seeds, healthy low/no sugar cereals, etc.)
Mix up desired amount (can freeze large quantities to keep bugs out).