Their basic diet can be complemented with small quantities of
fresh fruits and vegetable (greens, apple, carrot, etc.). Watch
out for diarrhoea and if a particular food item does cause
diarrhoea, stop feeding it that particular food. Sunflower seeds
are a favourite treat of many mice but are quite fatty and
should be limited as well as other seeds like millet spray.
Cooked pasta and whole grain bread or crackers can also be
given, maybe with a tiny amount of peanut butter as a special
treat as they really like peanut butter. Treat sticks bought
from a shop make a good treat but only occasionally as they are
often quite sweet. Avoid feeding your mice junk foods such as
sweets and crisps and never feed chocolate as it is toxic to
mice and other small pets. You may also find they are less
interested in cheese as you may have thought, it is a myth that
they prefer cheese over all else when in fact other foods such
as peanut butter are preferred.
These are a few more foods they have been found to eat:
apple tree bark
pear tree bark
seeds of any kind...grass seed, pumpkin seeds etc.
cookies (Oreos... if they can get them...)
macaroni (cooked or uncooked)
A mouse can be annoying where mice can be a bigger problem!
Getting rid of mice can be done in many ways such as the use of
traps that kill or catch and poisons. Controlling mice in and
around your home must be taken seriously as they can introduce
illnesses to your family as well as transfer fleas to pets.