Who are you feeding? Four baby Plains Hognoses and one Cornsnake!
I did a lot of searching around for the perfect, safe mice to feed all my little noodle heads. Layne's Labs are insanely high quality and differ from most other frozen rodent options out there in some really important ways. For one, as a Pet Nutritionist (for dogs and cats) I'm aware of the importance of using non-irradiated foods. Most companies that sell mice irradiate their mice, which is great for humans, but terrible for our snakes and other rodent-nomming reptiles. Studies have confirmed that irradiating foods changes their taste, texture, smell, and most importantly, their nutrient profiles.
So not only was Layne's Labs my top choice because they are the only frozen rodent option I could find that does *not* irradiate their mice, but on top of that, they have never once tested positive for Salmonella in their batches. Looking through how they keep their mice safe so our sneks will be safe, I found that they operate in a USDA-inspected facility, they change out and steam disinfect every single mouse container every single day, and they ensure that the mice are killed as humanely as possible. These are well-cared-for, well-treated, healthy mice that have a quick end. As someone who also loves rodents, this is the most ideal scenario. I get snakes because I love animals - not because I like to hurt rodents!
And last but not least, they flash-freeze the mice! This means even less chance for nutrient loss or deformation.
This is seriously the absolute best, top-notch frozen rodent option around. And now that I've been feeding their mice to my scaley babies for the last two weeks with no problems, I can confidently say all of that comes together to make nutritious, safe, easy-to-feed food for my little noodle noggins. Seriously - don't shop anywhere else. These guys are the best. Thank you Layne Labs for making this Pet Nutritionist and her reptile bebes super happy!
- Tryniti Thresher
- Puyallup, WA
- Animal Nutrition Wizard