Frozen Rats

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 374 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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Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 374 ratings


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Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball python

Quality services!

My ball python, M. Lewis Jock Scamander, needed to go up a size in his prey but everywhere I looked didn't have the f/t size and quantity that I needed, only live or large batches. Cut to me finding Layne Labs! They had everything I needed (weaned rats and quail) in smaller quantities. I was a nervous about the shipping as I work for a shipping company and see how products are (miss)handled but I was pleasantly surprised to see the care Layne Labs took in packing their product; they provided ample cushioning and used cooling techniques that ensured Lewis' meals arrived in one piece AND frozen throughout! So far, Lewis has shown nothing but fervent interest in both the rats and quails during feeding. I like to think that it's because I have the best ball python in the history of ball pythons, but I know Layne Labs' attention to detail and pride in their product has a little something to do with Lewis's healthy appetite!

  • Shayla
  • Colorado Springs, CO
Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2024
Who are you feeding? Green Tree Python

Second to none!!

I've been consistently impressed with the exceptional quality of frozen rodents provided by Layne Labs for my green tree python collection. Their products consistently meet the high standards I expect for my Chondro feeding needs. I've repeatedly returned to Layne Labs for their reliable and top-notch feeder rodents, making them my go-to supplier. Highly recommended for any reptile enthusiast looking for premium-quality feeder rodents.

  • David N
  • Anaheim, CA
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David N
Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2024
Who are you feeding? Baby ball python & western hognose

Over 11 years of successful feeds

My baby girl Iris absolutely loves her Layne Lab rats. She’s never refused feeding. The only thing she requests is that they are hot. Layne Labs has been the only thing I’ve used to feed my snakes for over 11 years. My western hognose Athena won’t eat anything else.

  • Laura Lee
  • Gilbert, AZ
Laura Lee
Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2024
Who are you feeding? Cal King, gopher, Dumeril’s boa

Layne Labs rocks!

Layne Labs has high-quality food and my snakes are much healthier since I switched. Deliveries are fast and efficient. Very happy with this company!

  • Peggy
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Southwestern Herpetologists Society

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