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
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
Rated 5 out of 5
April 17, 2022
Who are you feeding? Ball pythons

Outstanding quality

The feeders we get from Layne Labs are always beautiful. It's obvious they were well cared for and in great health.

  • Mari
  • Almo, KY
Mari White
Rated 5 out of 5
April 9, 2022
Who are you feeding? Several ball pythons, king snakes, multiple boa, hognoses and 2 corn snakes

The only company I will ever use and recommend

I have ordered from a couple of places now and not a single one has had me as happy (consistently) like Layne labs. I am huge on giving my animals QUALITY and Layne has proven to be the best there IS. Consistent sizes, GOOD quality, great packaging and quick shipping. Always. I will never go anywhere else even if the cost of feeders and shipping is less. Just like us, they are what they eat. This is the top. And the companies ethics/mission makes it another reason I will only shop here. Thanks NBPK for the recommendation.

  • Jennifer W.
  • Kelso, WA
  • Rescue and personal keeper

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