Ask Lafeber


April 13, 2020


Hello! I have two African Gray parrots and one Goffin cockatoo. We have a 20 lb order of nutria-berries on order.

Since we can’t use 20 lbs worth any time soon I would like to know if I can freeze a portion and later defrost several pounds and if so how long can we keep them frozen?


Hi Debra,

The best way to store them is to package them in quart or gallon sized freezer zip-lock bags, and keep frozen until ready to use. This way you can thaw out a small portion at a time. They will keep in the freezer at least through their expiration date and probably beyond. Do not store in the refrigerator because there is too much moisture.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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