Frozen Rats

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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 357 ratings


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Rated 5 out of 5
April 3, 2024
Who are you feeding? Boa Constrictors, Boa Imperators, and Carpet Pythons

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I’ve been using Layne Labs for 6-8 months now, and I don’t think there’s anyone who is currently matching their level of quality, shipping times, and communication. Some of my snakes are currently feeding on mice, while others are on larger rats, and every animal that I have received from Layne Labs looks extremely healthy, their packaging is superior to most, and they ship my orders very quickly. I’m very glad I discovered this company, and I thank them for the extra effort that goes into their products and packaging.

  • Nathan H.
  • Leesville, LA
Nathan H.
Rated 5 out of 5
April 3, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons, a Burmese python


I was hesitant because I'd never heard of them but I saw great reviews and decided to give it a try. Ordering was easy, checkout was fast and easy, shipping was quick and my order was well-packaged. Rats were as described and well-packaged also. Will be ordering again!

  • Mary
  • Tylertown, MS
  • N/a
Rated 5 out of 5
April 3, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons, Corn Snake, Western Hognose

Quality feeders

Layne Labs is the only place I purchase frozen prey items for my snakes. The quality is obvious, shipping/packaging is top notch, and I never have to deal with the dreaded frozen rodent "brick". The opaque storage bags are nice too, not only for preserving freshness, but also so visiting family can stay blissfully ignorant as to what is next to those frozen tater tots!

  • Kristy H.
  • Ephrata, PA
Kristy H. @klhajh
Rated 5 out of 5
April 3, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Pythons and Corn snakes

I have been ordering from Layne Labs for years.

I have been ordering from Layne Labs for years. Shipping is Always prompt, items well packaged and intact. Not to mention the price vs buying from the local pet store Is Amazing!

  • TJ
  • Bangor, ME

Categories: Frozen Feeders