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Food Storage Recommendations


Pellet Foods:

Pellet foods should be kept in a cool dry place. Cool (under 72°F or 22°C) and a relative humidity of between 25% and 50%. With these requirements met your food should last up to 3 months from date of purchase.


Refrigeration seems like a great idea- but moisture driven into the food by the removal and replacement in the refrigerator can lead to food breakdown and molding. If refrigeration is used correctly (only take out of the refrigerator what is need for that days meals) you can expect the same shelf life as the above storage method (cool dry place)


Freezing is a great way to extend the shelf life of your Exotic Nutrition foods. Not only does it hamper food break down and mold growth, it also helps slow the natural disintegration of vitamins and nutrients. There is a catch- the food must not be constantly exposed to the freeze thaw cycle. Our recommendation is to take a week or two worth of food out of the freezer at a time. This can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cool dry place. Using this method, Exotic Nutrition Diets should last 6 months from date of purchase.

It is not recommended that Exotic Nutrition pellet diets be used after 6 months. Although not dangerous, the nutritional value after 6 months deteriorates very rapidly.

Canned or Jar foods

Once opened, store canned or jarred foods in your refrigerator. They will store refrigerated for 14 days. If you wish to store longer ... we suggest that you freeze. Canned or Jar foods will store frozen for up to one year.

Dried Insects

Dried insects can be stored at room temp. under 72°F for 6 months. If temperatures go above 72 degrees F ... we suggest that you store the dried insects in your refrigerator.

Exotic Nutrition™ supports legitimate scientific research projects with financial donations to help advance the health and well-being of Sugar Gliders and other exotic mammals. A percentage of the profit from sales goes toward funding of these scientific projects. We hope you will join us in our quest to advance research in the exotic mammal health care fields.

The Exotic Nutrition Pet Company specializes in the manufacture and distribution of exotic mammal feeds, supplements, and accessories. Our facility is located in Southeastern Virginia.

We have always prided ourselves in meeting the needs of our exotic mammal friends when they are kept in captivity, and have always strived to bring the finest quality animal diets and accessories to conscience pet owners worldwide. Ensuring the health and well-being of your captive exotic is our main concern.

We are, and will continue to be, a company whose objective is to deliver the best possible products and services at an affordable price. Our company stands behind the products that we manufacture, and continuously monitors quality and freshness to offer you, and your pets, the highest quality foods, supplements, and accessories for exotics available.

Colleges & Institutions that use our products…
  • Bucknell University /PA
  • Stony Brook University / NY
  • National Aquarium Baltimore
  • United States Center for Disease Control
  • UCLA Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Maryland
  • Sunset Zoo / Manhattan KS.
  • Liberty Science Center / Animal Husbandry
  • Pittsburg State University
  • University of Rochester
  • Virginia Aquarium Virginia Beach Va.
  • North Georgia Zoo
  • American Museum of Natural History NY
  • Sea World (Bird Dept.) San Diego, CA
  • Dakota Zoo Bismark, ND
  • Tanganika Wildlife Park, KS
  • Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo, MS
  • Penn State University /Biology Dept
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Pittsburg State University(KS)/Biology Dept
  • University of Missouri / Veterinary
  • Texas Tech University
  • Hutchinson Zoo, KS
  • Northeastern University
  • Sandy Bottom Nature Park / Hampton Va.
  • University of Louisville

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