If you’ve ever considered the quality of food you put in your body, you might find it interesting to know that the common house mouse is quite the connoisseur of good foods.
Living in a house with nine cats, imagine my surprise when I found my baking cabinet broken into by a mouse. The little guy did not eat the chocolate chips, the table sugar or the flour, rather what he ate was all the nutritious foods like raisins and walnuts. He would have had an easier time breaking into the packaging of some of the less nutritious items; however he chose to gnaw his way through a plastic lid to get raisins. Now, I must mention, this furry pantry raider did enjoy dessert and was not a perfect eater. What he and other rodents I’ve met have a passion for is good dark chocolate. The $6.95 brick of El Ray dark chocolate was obviously well enjoyed.
Wild animals don’t typically snack on ice cream and potato chips. They eat healthy foods with nutritional value and save the “junk” for when they are in a pinch and have to settle for what they can get their hands on. Eat like my house mouse and remember, if you’re going to indulge your sweet tooth, make it a quality sweet and only have a nibble.