Frozen Rats

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 352 ratings

Frozen rats are ideal for reptile breeders and hobbyist, especially now that they’re available in smaller quantities. Layne Labs feeder rats are quickly and humanely euthanized, individually flash frozen then counted into re-closeable freezer bags to be shipped right to your door.
Because Layne Labs cares about animal health and nutrition the rats are raised in a USDA licensed facility with constant fresh airflow, daily cleaning, top quality food and fresh, clean water, which makes them a reliable source of quality nutrition for your animals.

What types of animals eat Rats?

Snakes and lizards rely on rats as a food source in their natural environment. It makes good sense, then, to provide your reptiles with a similar diet, with one big advantage. By feeding Layne Labs rats you are giving your animals top quality rats, which means top quality nutrition. For snakes and lizards who are not going back to the wild, feeding frozen rats also means there is no risk of them being injured by their prey.

Birds of Prey:
Raptors are known for their value in keeping populations of rats and mice under control in the wild so feeding frozen rats to them makes sense. Frozen rats, fed whole, are a good a source of nutrients that raptors rely on for health, whether they are education birds in zoos or other facilities or sick, orphaned or injured birds of prey preparing for release back to the wild.

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:
From coyotes to bobcats, rodents are part of the wild carnivore diet. The only difference between Layne Labs frozen rats and wild rodents is consistency of quality. Which is what is needed to be sure that the wild carnivores in your care are getting the nutrition they need. And feeding rats whole provides nutrients that might be missing in commercial diets.

SizeGramsDays OldLengthLife StageFur
Jumbo350+g75+8"+X BreederYes
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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Reviews from people like you


Out of 5

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 352 ratings


Would recommend to a friend

Rated 4 out of 5
March 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons, corns and hognose


Great to have good food for our reptiles. We have used pinky mice up to jumbo mice and pinky rats up to size medium rats. Usually the mice/rats are great. Occasionally we have a bad one that none of the snakes will touch.

  • Lisa
  • Rigby, ID
  • N/a
Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Python


Perfect packaging, accurate sizing, and great shipping time. Our new baby took his first meal no problems and as first time snake keepers that was a huge relief! Certainly recommend Layne Labs!

  • Katie
  • Manila, AR
Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Python


I love ordering from Layne Labs, the rats are always clean, good quality, plus I really love the zip lock bags! My snake Nessie loves her rats!

  • Sarah McC
  • Green Bay, WI
Sarah McC
Rated 5 out of 5
March 18, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Python

Great Product

Rats always are clean and basically odor free. I like that the size ranges include small medium so that some are 80+ gram.

  • Greg R
  • Perry Hall, MD
  • N/A
Gregory R

Categories: Frozen Feeders