Frozen Rats

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 366 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 366 ratings


Would recommend to a friend

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2023
Who are you feeding? Rat Snakes, Bull Snakes, Pines Snakes. An Indigo

Pet Food

I like the food I get from Layne Labs it's always clean. And packed very nicely and the sizes I order are the sizes I get. And they are always frozen when the box gets to me. Very impressed with how hey process and pack orders. I'll always order from them.

  • Pete Marshall
  • Tracy, CA
  • The Slither Shop
Pete Marshall
Rated 5 out of 5
April 11, 2023
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons, Kingsnakes, a tegu and a red-tail boa

Amazingly fast and reliable

I’ll never buy from anywhere else! You have a new, long time customer in me!

  • Mimi
  • Douglasville, GA
  • Rescue
Rated 5 out of 5
April 10, 2023
Who are you feeding? Captive bred Simalia tracyae

Top Quality Feeders!!!!

I keep and breed the Halmahera Scrub Python, an exceedingly diffacult to keep and moreover breed species. I have had multiple years of sucess reproducing this species and one of the staples I attribute in my sucess is a high quality diet. Layne Labs produces, packages, and ships feeders of the highest quality. I cannot say enough about how great of a job they do and how important I feel using Layne Labs has been in the success I have had in keeping and breeding my reptiles.

  • Chuck Poland
  • Chula Vista, CA
Rated 5 out of 5
April 6, 2023
Who are you feeding? Boids and Colubrids

Clean Fresh Frozen Rodents

Layne has good, clean frozen rodents packaged in sealed vacuum packed bags with dry ice to ensure frozen delivery. Pine snake approved!

  • Tom C
  • Los Angeles, CA

Categories: Frozen Feeders