2. From personal experience, mine doesn't want day old pellets. I dont know if they lose the crunch or what it is, she spits them out! As for the 10% fresh fruit, I don't go with that, first because it's a miserable diet and second because it doesn't sit well with me that a processed food is better than fresh. I feed enough pellets that I know she's not deficient in anything then she can enjoy the rest.