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accidently got big bag of food

so I accidently ordered the 17 lbs bag of zupreem cockatiel pellets at my vets, now 2 tiels, and 2 conures are on this, and I was thinking I could just use a coffee grinder to also give it too the four budgies and deli, but I was wondering if I could freeze the rest or put it in an air tight container as it will take 2 maybe 3 months to use up. Does anyone know?

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Well when i had my budgies they were very picky, wouldnt eat any thing bigger than a millet seed.. little buggers.

so i used a mortar and pestle to gring it up the desired size.

srry i have no idea if you can freeze it or not, but you probably can like you can with seeds.

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Jessie,
I think grinding it in the coffee grinder will do just fine. I have actually done that before for a sick bird. I think freezing should be okay.

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I haven't done it before but if they say it's okay then I assume it is

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THanks guys I will do that, the budgies are eating it just fine so hopefully it will go quite fast.

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That's good, Jessie. I'd love to freeze some pellets but there's no room in my freezer, LOL!




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I freeze pellets all the time. I buy big bags because it is less expensive that way. It is recommended to freeze them if you won't be feeding them quickly.

The only issue I would even be concerned with is, perhaps, condensation when you remove the bags from the freezer. I've never had an issue with that, but I've been advised to watch for it. If the bag draws moisture on the inside when it is thawing, it could mold. Soooooooo - I would suggest pulling it out of the freezer and letting it thaw unopened. Once the condensation has disappeared from the outside of the bag, if you open it, you won't get any condensation on the inside.

What are you freezing the pellets in?


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Who are you referring to, Nanay?




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I was asking Jessie what she was planning to freeze her pellets in.


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grind it or freeze it, either way works. if they wont eat it ground,then just freeze the rest and you'll be fine



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Sorry guys! I didn't see there was more replies to it. haha Abby ours is quite full as well

Nanay I'm using a small a large sealed container, should I wrap it in a bag afterwards?


Also this gringing of the pellets is working quite well I've already gone through quite a bit of pellets, so I might start buying a bigger bag depending of how long it lasts, with the my birds and my two budgies at work it'll probably go quite quickly.

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I don't know if you need to wrap it more airtight after you take it out of the freezer or not. It would need to be airtight in the freezer. How it is handled after depends on how long you will have it out before feeding it as well as on the pellets themselves. TOPS organic pellets need to be out of the sunlight. If the sunlight hits them, they loose something. I don't know what it is.


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