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
May 5, 2022
Who are you feeding? Emerald tree boa northern

When we got this girl she was underweight and in poor condition we have feed her for only two months with layne lab rats. I am amazed how she has filled out and colors are so might brighter

  • Richard Srdich
  • Orem, UT
Richard Srdich
Rated 5 out of 5
May 2, 2022
Who are you feeding? 2 Adult Ball Pythons, 2 Juvenile Ball Pythons, 1 Adult Kenyan Sand Boa, 1 Juvenile California King Snake, various colubrid babies

High Quality Feeders, Every Time!

Once I began my reptile keeping journey, I quickly realized buying bulk frozen feeders was the way to go. I’ve tried my fair share of online bulk breeders and local breeders over the years by the time I heard about Layne Labs. I was immediately impressed with how they offered smaller feeder counts. It’s perfect for someone with a growing brood, who doesn’t need 25-50 feeders of something their reptile will outgrow. I finally polished off my remaining stock, and made the jump to try Layne. Boy oh boy, did they not disappoint! The feeder quality is IMPECCABLE! The feeders smell clean! In past experiences, they had a particular odor to them, which I assumed was inevitable. Turns out, I was purchasing rats who had substandard care. These rats are clean, and their fur texture reflects a quality diet. I haven’t had a single refusal of Layne Labs rats from anyone in my clan. If you are hesitant, don’t be! The price difference is 100% worth it, and this company is 100% worth your business.

  • Jessica W.
  • New Bern, NC
  • Small Private Ownership
Jessica W.
Rated 5 out of 5
May 2, 2022
Who are you feeding? Ball Pythons

Quality Food leads to Quality Snakes

I really like the quality packaging that the rats come in. They are packaged in sealable bags that cover the contents inside. Lets be honest, I keep this in my freezer next to my ice cream, and I don't want to be looking at rats when I'm grabbing some food for myself. The rats are clean, and my snakes take to them like candy. Quality food will power them through the breeding season, leading to healthy, stout, baby ball pythons. I have a full video review on my YouTube channel (403 Fauna).

  • Mark Jensen
  • San Diego, CA
  • 403 Fauna
Mark Jensen
Rated 5 out of 5
May 2, 2022
Who are you feeding? Ball Pythons, King snakes, Boa Imperator and carpet pythons

I love LayneLabs

I am so happy that I switched to ordering from layne labs. My ball pythons have been have been giving me alot less trouble about eating rats sense I switched, it could be a coincidence, but i feel its because of LayneLabs high standards for ethically raising their animals (their rats dont ever smell bad). LayneLabs has fast processing times and they overnight orders. 100% satisfied I will only order from LayneLabs from now on. They also have a military/veterans discount which I really appreciate.

  • Dylan MacDougall
  • Crestline, CA
Dylan MacDougall

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