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i was wondering how long can you keep mice/rats/rabbits etc in the freezer for?

i am considering placing a massive order to basically stock pile frozen food to enable me to feed my snakes for a couple of years.

i was just wondering if this was viable or if there was a certain use by date so to speak?
 

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royalpython said:
i'm sure i've heard 3 month's is the limit.
You are correct, we advise the maximum amount of time should be 3 months, but be aware of how long the suppliers have had them in their freezers.

Most food should be frozen for no longer than 3 months, the cells start to break down after this point and when you defrost, the frozen food turns to mush.

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put it this way how long would you put your own food in a freezer and still eat it!? Check out the labels on some packaging.. The same rules pretty much apply!
 

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welshgaz said:
put it this way how long would you put your own food in a freezer and still eat it!? Check out the labels on some packaging.. The same rules pretty much apply!
The difference with mice/rats is that they are whole animals, not just parts, and so still have faces in their intestines, etc, which can lower the amount of time they can be safely kept in relation to, say, beefburgers.
 
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