Don't feed your axolotls pinky mice

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I have seen several people feed pinky mice to their axolotls once they hit 10 inches. I heard that the bones are very soft so the axolotls can pass them fine, and that as long as you feed them no more than 1 every 3-4 months, they will be fine and it may even be beneficial. A lot of people also said that axolotls should never eat pinky mice or guppies that you raise on your own (I have yet to test that out), about a month ago I fed my axolotls (both 10 inches) a pinky mouse and they ate it happily. I didn't notice anything wrong, so I didn't think much of it. Then today while doing a water change, I went to siphon out some poop and there was a hard thing in it, I took it out and examined it and realized it was the skull of the pinky mouse, it took them over a month to digest them. Don't feed your fish (or axolotl in my case) something that takes that long for them to digest
 
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It didn't take them a month to digest the skull, just to pass it.
 
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Lol, I don’t care for the idea much myself but if that’s what needs to be fed....
I’d rather feed worms, bugs, and pellets.
same, before that I just fed them crickets, worms, pellets, blood worms, brine shrimp, and freshwater shrimp, I think I may start feeding them minnows from a local bait shop (quarantined of course) and ghost shrimp
 
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