Large rats weigh from 250 to 299g and measure approximately 16.5cm long by 5cm wide.
Typical nutritional value: 62% Protein, 33% Fat
Large rats are suitable for: Common Boas and other large snakes
It’s very important to offer freshly frozen rodents that haven’t been stored for too long. The rodents we supply have been frozen immediately after humane euthanasia. So when defrosted give the healthiest possible diet for your reptile pet. Defrosted frozen rodents and chicks can be offered to snakes, some lizards, and as an occasional treat to some larger amphibians.
We understand the importance of frozen foods arriving frozen. So we use special cardboard boxes (better for the environment than polystyrene), insulating paper wrapping, dry ice* (colder than -78.5ºc!*). And speedy reliable courier to ensure that your frozen snake foods arrive frozen and in great condition.
By the time you receive the goods the dry ice will have dissipated to the point where there will just be packaging in the box, which should be disposed of as per the instruction on the packet. You should be aware that dry ice has been used but as we send in non-airtight boxes your exposure risk to the dry ice is incredibly minimal.
Read our snake feeding guide that we use to help train our reptile care team, it covers how to choose the appropriate food, size of food to use, how to defrost and how to offer the food to the snake.
Our frozen foods are guaranteed to arrive frozen – or your money back!**
*Dry Ice guide is included
** We must be informed of any issues within 24 hours of arrival. Photographic evidence may be required.