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February 7, 2020

Food in refrigerator?


This is my first container of Lafeber’s Premium Daily Diet for Parrots (for my Conure) as I transition my bird from a 9-year seed diet. I am following the directions, but I am not sure how I am supposed to store the 5 lb. container. Do I put it in the freezer, and then have a smaller container in the refrigerator, or is it stored in the pantry? Thanks for your help.


Answer:

Hi DeShea,

The food can be stored in a cool, dry place like a pantry, or in the freezer. The refrigerator has too much moisture and can actually cause mold or mildew growth. If you store the food in the freezer, take out about a week’s supply at a time and store in an air tight container to maintain freshness.

Regarding the diet transition, it is a common belief that they must be converted to a pelleted food to have a nutritionally balanced diet. However, our foraging diets are formulated the same as a pellet, but still contain whole ingredients instead of being ground up. You can offer our Nutri-Berries, Pellet-berries and Avi-Cakes along with or instead of pellets and your bird will still get the benefit of pellets, with the added benefit of foraging exercise. And birds who are used to a loose seed diet will convert more easily to one of these foraging diets. Again, you can still offer the pellets with these diets.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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