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


Would recommend to a friend

Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2024
Who are you feeding? juvenile ball python

Quality feeders right to your door

I live in a rural area and have had issues sourcing prey from local stores so I was happy to find Layne labs. I really like that the feeder weights are clearly defined and the products are good quality and I have had no trouble getting my snake to take them. I am very happy.

  • Alicia A.
  • Fort Morgan, CO
Alicia A.
Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Python

Best feeder quality yet

We started out with Layne labs feeders when we first got Ranger. He took to them no problem. We wanted to try to see if we could save some money and tried other companies/sites to buy our rats. After trying three others, NOTHING compares to the quality of Layne Labs. The rats and tucked neatly, not stuck together, it just feels really respectful and the rats look well taken care of. I won’t change ever again!

  • Candice J
  • Mcallen, TX
Candice J
Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2024
Who are you feeding? 2 ball pythons and an emerald tree boa

Awesome packaging

Never had an issue with any of my rat being stuck together. Everything still frozen even in Georgia heat

  • Tommy
  • Tunnel Hill, GA
Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Pythons

Happy snakes and happy keeper!

Very pleased with the quality of feeders we’ve received! All of our snakes seem to have taken to them and are doing well. I was not only pleased with the packaging of them, but just the overall quality of the feeders was a big thing for me. Our previous source of feeders frequently had feeders that looked less than the peek of health, meaning they looked thin furred, or a bit on the thin side for their size, etc. I’ve seen absolutely none of that with Layne Labs animals. Super clean and healthy feeders that our scaley babies have zero issues with eating is exactly what I want to see, and I have so far!

  • Tracy S.
  • W. Gardiner, ME
  • Future small scale breeder
Tracy S.

Categories: Frozen Feeders