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


Would recommend to a friend

Rated 5 out of 5
December 26, 2023
Who are you feeding? Boa imperator, mountain kingsnake, Japanese rat snake, mandarin rat snake, carpet python

The best quality

I'm on Instagram as @PassionateSnakes and I'm always recommending Layne Labs to my followers. The best quality rodents I've ever ordered. My snakes never refuse a meal ♡

  • Victoria
  • Manhattan, KS
Rated 5 out of 5
December 26, 2023
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons

Can't say enough good stuff!!!

My Kimchi boy LOVES your rats!!! All my snakes love them. The quality and care you put into your products speaks volumes. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I love seeing all the critters thriving off of Layne Lab's feeder animals. You have a customer for life!!

  • Sarah
  • Olympia, WA
Rated 5 out of 5
December 26, 2023
Who are you feeding? Ball Python

Marnie Loves Layne Labs!

I have been buying mice and rats from Layne Labs for my ball python, Marnie, for over a year now, and she loves them! I am super grateful to have such an easy eater. When I first got her, finding quality food for her was a struggle. I was never sure what was going to be best or how much to buy. One of the main concerns was the quantity available. Other options will only let you buy so little or too much at a time. Since she was growing, I didn’t want to buy too many but I also didn’t want to have to keep ordering small packs. When I found Layne Labs and saw their package sizes, I was so happy! There are so many more package size options than most other places offer. She is grown up now (2 years old!) so I’m able to buy the bigger sizes since they last longer, but honestly nothing beats the quality of Layne Labs. The packages are resealable and the rats themselves look healthy. I don’t see myself ever buying from another company.

  • Emma
  • Washington, IN
Emma @emmaconley108
Rated 5 out of 5
December 26, 2023
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons and hognose

Great product and service

This was my first order from Layne Labs and I'm very pleased. I love the packaging and quality. I almost didn't order because of the cost of shipping, but now that I'm familiar with the products I will be able to order in bulk next time.

  • Kerry
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Kerry @krryprks

Categories: Frozen Feeders