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
June 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? Bullsnake

Best Shipping Experiance.

I live in Las Vegas, in the middle of a 107 day they showed up rock solid frozen thanks to the stellar shipping and dry ice. 100% worth the price.

  • Scott M
  • Las Vegas, NV
Scott M
Rated 5 out of 5
June 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? Neotropical rattlesnakes Crotalus culminatus

Big rattlesnakes love your jumbo rats!

I love the consistence (size) and quality of the frozen rodents. I would recommend Layne Labs to anyone looking for a great supplier.

  • James M
  • Thousand Oaks, CA
  • ZooToxins LLC, Venom supplier for research.
James M
Rated 5 out of 5
June 27, 2024
Who are you feeding? Juvenile ball python

Excellent selection and speedy delivery

I clued onto Layne Labs from Green Room Pythons youtube channel and I was very glad I did. My first purchase of frozen thawed mice was from another site and while they were alright, I was stuck buying much more than I wanted at a time. Not very helpful for a baby snake that was quickly outgrowing what I had on hand. With Layne Labs I am able to buy smaller batches that spend less time in the freezer and allow me to keep up with his growth. Delivery has always been top notch. As long as my guy stays on f/t, I will be ordering from Layne Labs.

  • Lori C
  • Winder, GA
Lori C
Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2024
Who are you feeding? Boas

Edith can't wait for hers

Been feeing Layne Labs for a while now, and my snakes are very happy. Featured here is Edith, a BCI, who is so enthusiastic about her Layne Labs rat that she will do this the entire day leading up to feeding day.

  • Emily G.
  • Colorado Springs, CO
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Categories: Frozen Feeders