It has been a sad week and we have all mourned Laura’s loss of her beloved Jorn & Trinity.
This has been a week to reassess the safety of the foods we feed our little sugar gliders.
I have sat down with Ken from Exotic Nutrition and addressed the concerns we all feel
about this safety.
The following is information from Exotic Nutrition about the Premium Sugar Glider diet
None of the ingredients are from China. All of the grains are locally grown.
They have researched the flagged pet food ingredients and none are present in Premium Sugar Glider diet
The Premium Sugar Glider diet
is sent to them in plastic lined bags for freshness and to keep out moisture.
When Exotic Nutrition places an order, the mill makes it up within 24 hour and does not make it ahead of time.
Exotic Nutrition will begin putting dates and lot numbers on all 40 pound bags of cereal sent to us.
Exotic Nutrition does not recommend buying dry sugar glider foods from pet stores as you will not know
how long the product has been sitting on the shelves.
Information from The Pet Glider about Premium Sugar Glider diet
All bags purchased from us of Exotic Nutrition’s Premium Sugar Glider diet
(Cereal) will have dates, lot numbers, and ingredients on the packaging. This will start by the second week June, 2007.
Exotic Nutrition is unable to label their small bags of Cereal. However our larger bags will have dates and lot numbers and that information will be posted of all of the small bags we ship to you.
We are notified when Exotic Nutrition gets a new order of Cereal and we place our order at that time. They have always done this for us.
Keep your cereal in the original package inside an airtight Tupperware container in the freezer. According to the manufacturer this frozen cereal will have a shelf life of 8 months. Our personal recommendation is to use a 5 month shelf life for frozen cereal just to be on the safe side. In a second airtight Tupperware container put the amount of cereal you will be using for the next 1-2 weeks. Keep this second container in the freezer or refrigerator.
All of the 40 pound bags of Cereal we purchase from Exotic Nutrition will have dates, lot numbers, and ingredients on the packaging. This will start the end of May, 2007.
If anyone has additional questions or suggestions please write to me at email@example.com
Thank you all for your help and input.