What should baby mice, pregnant mice or mother mouse eat

What should baby mice, pregnant mice, and mother mice eat

Supplement feed with higher protein and fat foods, such as dog biscuit, small pieces of cooked meat etc.. Give lots of millet and sunflower seeds, which are nutritious and tasty. You could also offer natural yoghurt, bread soaked in skimmed milk (or water and powdered milk, which is cheaper).

However, note that lactating females do not need to consume milk or dairy products themselves. This goes for all mammals – humans and dogs as well as mice. Dairy produce can be a useful source of protein, but it is not necessary. It is not a natural food for mice.

Fresh water must be available to lactating females at all times. Check frequently that water bottles are not clogged. To be safe, leaving two water bottles in the cage will ensure that water is available even if one clogs.

Do not offer milk, milk substitutes or animal formula to baby or young mice unless there is a serious medical problem, or you are hand-rearing them. Their bodies are designed to thrive on mouse milk, not cow milk. The milk of other species is unnecessary, and could damage their health in the long-run as well as the short-term.

We know that humans fed formula milk are more likely to suffer from a range of health problems; the same almost certainly applies to other mammals.


  1. Lincoln and Grace on May 9 at 7:24 pm

    we think one mouse of lincoln’s might be pregnet and we saw her make a nest lincoln saw a wild male mouse next to the female mouse, and male climbed out and ran away when he saw lincoln. She has be strange for a couple of days now so we are unsure if she if fat or pregnet?

    If she is pregnet how long until she will have them?

    Grace & Lincoln p.s. please write back…

  2. df on June 29 at 10:59 am


  3. Jocelyne on December 27 at 3:50 pm

    If she is pregnant, she will only be pregnant for 8 or 9 weeks, not very long.
    I bought a mouse from the pet store and we found out just as we where leaving there had been a boy mouse in the cage with all of the girls, so we have one pregnant mouse and one not … what kinds of dangers are there with both girlies in one cage and only one pregnant?

  4. MaddiieSpärklësMiceLover on August 13 at 7:31 am

    I have new born baby mice. I’m not quite sure what to feed my mouse that had the babies. Please answer. Do I just feed her her normal seeds?

  5. minna on January 23 at 4:58 pm

    you can leave the two female mice together because the other female will help with the babies

  6. minna on January 23 at 4:59 pm

    feed lab blocks

    never feed seeds because mice take their favorite foods out of the mix

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