Frozen Rats

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 340 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 340 ratings


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Rated 5 out of 5
February 5, 2024
Who are you feeding? Reticulated pythons

High quality & Fast shipping!

Layne Labs is by far the best company to order frozen feed from. They have come through for me time and time again. They have high quality feed at a very affordable cost. Shipping costs are very reasonable as well! Oh yeah, Did I mention that I live in Alaska! Nobody ships frozen, or anything half the time, to Alaska, they'll say they only ship to the United States....Thank you Layne Labs, for your great affordability, and for recognizing us as part of the United States of America 🇺🇸

  • Joshua B
  • Juneau, AK
  • Second Wind Sports
Joshua B
Rated 5 out of 5
January 23, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Python

Wonderful quality!

I had the unfortunate experience of receiving less-than-stellar quality rats from a different supplier (I think they had thawed and refrozen at some point) and my poor snake refused to take them. I'd heard wonderful things about Layne's rats from a number of other snake keepers so I decided to try them out. My order shipped extremely fast and the rats were here for the next week's feed! Gus took his pinky rat without a moment's hesitation. It's so nice to not have to stress about his eating anymore!

  • Lindsey
  • Nashville, TN
Rated 5 out of 5
January 23, 2024
Who are you feeding? Juvenile ball python & subadult ball python

Well packaged, quality product, perfect size

I was looking up a company who sold rat fuzziness & rat pups for an underfed ball python of mine. She came to me at 1 year old at 138g from a breeder who maintenance fed her. That's very small! So, it was important to me to tighten up her feeding schedule with the right size items. To my dismay, no one in my area (out of 4 pet stores) carried rat fuzzies or rat pups. Therefore I found Layne Labs. Though shipping cost is expensive, getting my girl up to speed was more important. Looking online at Petco frozen food reviews, I was impressed & happy that I went with Layne Labs instead. They have a great product. Clean packaging, the rats were not frozen together, & they were perfect size. It's a quality product & worth the investment for our pets!

  • Ashlyn
  • Santa Cruz, CA
Rated 5 out of 5
January 3, 2024
Who are you feeding? Ball Python

Only LayneLabs for Elizabeth

Since my Ball Python, Elizabeth, has been 6 six weeks old, almost 3 yrs ago, she has eaten only fresh thawed rats from LayneLabs. The rats are delivered in a timely fashion, always well sealed and frozen on dry ice. Elizabeth is healthy and almost never turns down a ratty. Thank you LayneLabs!!!

  • Robert K.
  • St Simons Island, GA

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