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Why Frozen Feeders

Have you considered frozen feeders?

Frozen feeders ensure you have the right size prey on feeding day. No more last minute dashes to your pet store to find that they are closed.

Frozen feeders can be kept up to 3 months in a Ziploc bag, 6 months in a airtight "Tupperware" type container, and up to 2 years if vacuum packed.

None of the mess or smell of raising your own.

Freezing kills parasites and worms that may be in your prey and can affect your snake, reptile, or raptor.

Frozen feeders wont fight back! No more worries about prey possibly attacking and injuring, or maiming your reptile.

Frozen feeders save you money by allowing you to buy in bulk.

Frozen feeders are a great way to insure that you are feeding a healthy, nutritious, clean prey item. The better the food, the better your animal will do.

Q & A:

Predators eat live prey in the wild ... why should we switch?

It is generally accepted that diseases and parasites of rodents are specific to their host and cannot be passed on to your reptile. However, it is always stressed to provide the best quality prey animal to your snake.

Can I re-freeze a prey item that wasn't eaten?

You can refreeze a fully thawed prey item, if you do so within a short period of time. If the thawed item has been left overnight and uneaten, it is best to throw it away as it will have already started to decompose. Some refrozen prey items (especially pinkies) will be more likely to "pop" . Separate and mark all refrozen prey items for next week's feeding. If they are unused again, dispose of them as repeated freezing will degrade the quality of your snake's food.

My thawed prey is wet, can I still feed it to my snake?

Give it a try. Some snakes will not care if the prey is wet or not, some even seem to prefer it that way. If your snake will not take it wet or you are concerned about substrate sticking excessively to the wet prey item, just use your blow dryer on it or place it under a heat lamp for a few moments.

Predators eat live prey in the wild ... why should we switch?

It is generally accepted that diseases and parasites of rodents are specific to their host and cannot be passed on to your reptile. However, it is always stressed to provide the best quality prey animal to your snake.

Can I re-freeze a prey item that wasn't eaten?

You can refreeze a fully thawed prey item, if you do so within a short period of time. If the thawed item has been left overnight and uneaten, it is best to throw it away as it will have already started to decompose. Some refrozen prey items (especially pinkies) will be more likely to "pop" . Separate and mark all refrozen prey items for next week's feeding. If they are unused again, dispose of them as repeated freezing will degrade the quality of your snake's food.

My thawed prey is wet, can I still feed it to my snake?

Give it a try. Some snakes will not care if the prey is wet or not, some even seem to prefer it that way. If your snake will not take it wet or you are concerned about substrate sticking excessively to the wet prey item, just use your blow dryer on it or place it under a heat lamp for a few moments.


While this is usually true captivity is not natural. In open spaces the prey will normally take flight, however in a confined space they have nowhere to run so they will fight back. If the predator makes a "bad grab," such as on its back, the prey animal may start attacking the snake or reptile to make it let go.

Its cool to watch the snake/reptile grab the live animal and eat it.If you want a rush try holding a thawed prey item in front of that animal in a pair of hemostats or tongs. The snake/reptile will rip the prey out of your holding utensil. It never fails to give me an adrenaline rush.

Can disease and/or parasites be passed on to reptiles?



While this is usually true captivity is not natural. In open spaces the prey will normally take flight, however in a confined space they have nowhere to run so they will fight back. If the predator makes a "bad grab," such as on its back, the prey animal may start attacking the snake or reptile to make it let go.

Its cool to watch the snake/reptile grab the live animal and eat it.If you want a rush try holding a thawed prey item in front of that animal in a pair of hemostats or tongs. The snake/reptile will rip the prey out of your holding utensil. It never fails to give me an adrenaline rush.

Can disease and/or parasites be passed on to reptiles?