Frozen Rats


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 5 out of 5
July 12, 2024
Who are you feeding? Neotropical rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus cumanensis and Mexican West Coast rattlesnake, Crotalus basiliscus

They love Layne Lab rats

Great quality and great price.

  • James M
  • Thousand Oaks, CA
  • ZooToxins, LLC
James M
Rated 5 out of 5
June 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons

Ups lost, reshaped, and success!

First time ordering from Layne Labs (green room pythons sent me!!!) My first shipment got very, very lost. Even the ups guy told me to refuse it. Liquefied rat anyone? I sent an email that day (I was hopeful, even after a week, that it would still be frozen...) which was a Monday. I had the replacements on Thursday. Very awesome!!! I usually purchase from the other big rodent seller. I can say with first feeding that these smell less and are not as squishy. That may be a pro or con. Pic is of my normal smashing a "small". My big girl is in shed so won't be eating until next weekend. Very hopeful and great company. They've got a customer for life!

  • Jodi O.
  • Pine River, MN
  • Personal
Jodi O.
Rated 5 out of 5
June 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? Six ball pythons, five Kenyan sand boas, a northern pacific rattlesnake, two corn snakes, a milk/corn hybrid, a western hognose, a California king snake, a desert rosy boa, a rubber boa, a boa imperator, a gopher snake, an ornate box turtle, a three-toed box turtle, an opossum, and a common raven.

Keeping the babies happy!

I’m always so impressed with the quality, pricing, and shipping Layne Labs orders. Nearly all of our animals here were rescued, and we have everything here from tarantulas to a 2200lb steer to care for, with quite a few snakes and a few random critters who also enjoy whole prey treats. Being somewhat rural, I’m so thankful that I can quickly and easily have the whole prey items we need delivered right to our door within days of ordering and not have to worry about running out.

  • PJ K.
  • Stallion Springs, CA
Rated 5 out of 5
June 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? 6 ball pythons

Excellent service and product

I have purchased frozen feeder rodents from Layne Labs for years. They are well packed to ensure they stay frozen and they deliver quickly. The rodents are in good condition. I used to purchase from a different source and the rodents didn't look healthy and the packaging was poor so that some of the items defrosted by the time I got them. This never happens with Layne Labs. At one time I had several corn snakes, a king snake and several ball pythons of various sizes so I have purchased all different sized rats and mice. All my purchases have been very satisfactory.

  • Julie M
  • Aliso Vijeo, CA
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