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 #2069098


Jynxer50
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 No need for expensive blocks!

I and many others on another forum have made the switch from rodent blocks to hog breeder pellets. Rats and mice eat them readily, and I get a 50 lb bag for 10 bucks. I switched my rodents over slowly, by mixing in a little more pellets each week, and they made the switch beautifully. Still big litters, healthy moms, and healthy babies. Just trying to save you guys some money! lol

Jake



09/07/09  11:05pm

 #2069202


Greatballzofire
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  Message To: Jynxer50   In reference to Message Id: 2069098


 No need for expensive blocks!

What size are the hog feeder pellets? Will they fall through 1/2 inch hardware screen?
The rodent blocks wont fall through my wire basket feeders.



09/08/09  09:20am

 #2069215


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  Message To: Jynxer50   In reference to Message Id: 2069098


 No need for expensive blocks!

DELUX HOG BREEDER MASH
Delux(Hog Breeder Mash)


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Crude Protein : 14% Min.
Crude Fat : 4% Min.
Crude Fiber : 12% Max.
Moisture : 13% Max

Mazuri Rodent Diet

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude protein not less than 23.0%
Crude fat not less than 6.5%
Crude fiber not more than 4.0%
Ash not more than 8.0%



09/08/09  09:48am

 #2069611


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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2069215


 No need for expensive blocks!

I’m not sure, but I do know that mice can eat through 1/4 inch hardware cloth, several breeders use it. That size would hold the pellets. I feed from a dish.

Jake



09/08/09  10:20pm

 #2069745


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  Message To: Jynxer50   In reference to Message Id: 2069611


 No need for expensive blocks!

Well, I guess I should say that I don’t feed completely hog feed. I make a mix of it, cat food, dog food, uncooked noodles, and chicken layer pellets. Between all of it, I think they get the right amount of protein, etc. My females also love little bits of bread when nursing.

Jake



09/09/09  08:55am

 #2070232


Greatballzofire
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  Message To: Jynxer50   In reference to Message Id: 2069745


 No need for expensive blocks!

I feed rodent block from a half inch hardware cloth wire basket feeder. I tried dishes but they poop and pee in the food and there is too much waste. Quarter inch hardware cloth seems like the holes would be too small. I will make a feeder out of that and see if they can eat from it.



09/10/09  09:25am

 #2070416


Jynxer50
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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2070232


 No need for expensive blocks!

Yeah, its worth a shot. I think I read it somewhere, but I can’t recall where. It might have been on a video online. Someone did the setup where the mice and rats eat through the cloth on the top of the tub, and they used 1/4 for their mice, and it worked. For some reason, my mice don’t use the food dish as a bathroom.

Jake



09/10/09  05:53pm

 #2071418


Jynxer50
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  Message To: Jynxer50   In reference to Message Id: 2070416


 No need for expensive blocks!

It was actually eighth inch that someone had they’re mice eating from, so I would assume that quarter inch would be just fine!

Jake



09/13/09  10:24pm

 #2071513


Greatballzofire
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  Message To: Jynxer50   In reference to Message Id: 2071418


 No need for expensive blocks!

Geez, 1/8th inch is really small! My mice seem most comfortable with half inch. They can get their snouts through the wire without accidentally biting on the wire.



09/14/09  08:35am

 #2072470


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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2071513


 No need for expensive blocks!

the hog crumble is too low on protein. If fed solely it will have bad results.



09/16/09  09:11am

 #2072602


Jynxer50
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  Message To: Suzuki4life   In reference to Message Id: 2072470


 No need for expensive blocks!

That’s why I don’t feed it solely. I mix it with other ingredients that have protein, such as cat and dog food.

Jake



09/16/09  06:04pm


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