Old mouse diet compared to young mouse diet

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Old mouse diet compared to young mouse diet

Post by Van Rando » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 17:37:34



What might a very old mousie need in his diet that the young mousie might
not need as much?
 
 
 

Old mouse diet compared to young mouse diet

Post by Megha » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 22:59:40



Quote:
> What might a very old mousie need in his diet that the young mousie might
> not need as much?

I am also interested in any responses to this question.  I have two older
mice now, one just over a year and the other approaching 2.  I would imagine
they probably need the same good nutrition (I give a prepared mouse mix plus
lab block, dry oats, some fruits, veggies, sometimes fresh bread etc) but
probably not too much fat, which would be lots of sunflower seeds, anything
fatty or sugary.  Sometimes my older mice can seem a little feeble and it's
hard to discipline myself not to give them too many treats that they love so
much.

Meghan

 
 
 

Old mouse diet compared to young mouse diet

Post by Van Rando » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 16:17:08


Yeah
I also try to think of most things old people might need in their diet,
since mice suffer a lot of the same problems...
Perhaps more calcium would be one of those things.

Anyone else have any insight into this?


Quote:



> > What might a very old mousie need in his diet that the young mousie
might
> > not need as much?

> I am also interested in any responses to this question.  I have two older
> mice now, one just over a year and the other approaching 2.  I would
imagine
> they probably need the same good nutrition (I give a prepared mouse mix
plus
> lab block, dry oats, some fruits, veggies, sometimes fresh bread etc) but
> probably not too much fat, which would be lots of sunflower seeds,
anything
> fatty or sugary.  Sometimes my older mice can seem a little feeble and
it's
> hard to discipline myself not to give them too many treats that they love
so
> much.

> Meghan