Frozen Colored Mice

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Layne Labs colored feeder mice are great for transitioning animals onto frozen mice, as they look more like the natural prey of many types of wildlife. But there is one important difference. Our colored feeder mice are bred in our USDA licensed facility, with a constant flow of fresh air, clean drinking water, nutritious food and clean, dry bedding. This guarantees they will provide top quality nutrition for the animals in your care.
Layne Labs feeder mice are quickly and humanely euthanized; individually flash frozen with legs and tail tucked neatly under counted into re-closeable freezer bags and promptly shipped to your door, ensuring their freshness and quality.

What types of animals eat Colored Mice?

Meat eating snakes and lizards being cared for in wildlife rehabilitation centers may be more likely to start feeding if offered frozen colored mice, which look more like what they eat in the wild. Pet reptiles, especially those picky eaters, might be intrigued enough by the difference in color and be more tempted to eat. Layne Labs colored mice are raised in the same way as our white mice, which means you can be sure you are feeding your snake or lizard top quality food.
Birds of Prey:
Many birds of prey (also known as raptors) feed primarily on rodents in the wild. Wild rodents are rarely white, so raptors coming into wildlife rehabilitation centers may not recognize white mice as prey at first. This makes Layne Labs colored mice a great choice for those who need to transition wild birds of prey onto frozen mice. Orphaned raptors being prepared for return to the wild can be given colored feeder mice as it comes closer to time for their release to get them used to natural colored prey.
Thousands of sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey are rescued every year and brought to local Wildlife Rehabilitation facilities to be cared for until they can return to the wild. If you find an injured, sick or orphaned raptor, or any other wild animal, please contact your nearest local wildlife rehabilitator. You can view our list of wildlife rehabilitators to find the one closest to you.
Wild Carnivore Diet:
Many wild carnivores depend on rodents for the majority of their diet. But carnivores who come into wildlife rehabilitation centers may not recognize white mice as prey. For them, offering some colored feeder mice can often get them started eating as they recover from illness or injury. For orphaned baby mammals feeding more natural looking prey helps them prepare for life back in the wild. And, while it can be convenient to feed carnivores in zoos or education facilities on commercial diet, the addition of whole colored mice can provide enrichment and dietary benefits.

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Preparation and Feeding Instructions:
  1. Do not handle reptile before offering feeder.
  2. Always feed reptiles separately.
  3. Place rodent bag in warm water until thawed. Do not microwave.
  4. When completely thawed, grasp the  feeder with tongs and present to reptile.
  5. Feeding response may be encouraged by wiggling rodent.
  6. Release feeder when reptile strikes and acquires.
  7. Avoid the risk of bites: Always wash hands after handling feeder rodents.
  8. Never prepare or store frozen feeders where human food is prepared, stored, or consumed.
*Frequency of feeding depends on the species. Please check with your vet or pet professional for advice.

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Rated 5 out of 5
January 24, 2023
Who are you feeding? Giving a Second life to mice through taxidermy

Second life for those to admire and enjoy.

I may not be your typical customer but I do love and share your mice with the world through small animal taxidermy. I can purchase frozen mice from any pet store however it is important to me that the animal is well cared for and respected in death. Your animals are quality and I am thankful to share them through my work.

  • Robin Foster
  • Marina, CA
  • Robins Resurrections
Rated 5 out of 5
January 16, 2023
Who are you feeding? Raptors

Our Owls Love Your Mice!

Our raptors ALWAYS eat their mice from Layne Labs! Can’t stay the same for mice from other vendors.

  • Denise U.
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Wildlife Rehab Center
Rated 5 out of 5
January 5, 2023
Who are you feeding? Baby Ball Python

Great Mice

The mice arrived quickly across the country during the holiday season. They arrived frozen solid, well packed! Maurice loves them!

  • Elise O
  • Camden, SC
Rated 5 out of 5
December 14, 2022
Who are you feeding? Green Tree Python

Amazing place for frozen feeders

I have been using Layne Labs for a few years now and I couldn't be more satisfied with their feeders. They ship fast, packages nicely in resealable bags, and feeders are clean. I wouldn't accept anything for my high end chondros!

  • David Nguyen
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Hobbyist collector, breeder
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