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Frozen Rat Size Guide
Frozen Rats make fantastic food for a variety of snakes, lizards such as monitors and birds of prey. Rats are generally favoured by people who keep larger or more thick set snakes due to the fact such snakes quickly outgrow mice and need a bigger food source - this is where frozen rats come in to their own. Starting out at rat pups weighing approx 4-10g rats move all the ray up to jumbo rats which are all 450g - the biggest one we've had to date was a little under 800g although I'm sure there are bigger ones out there!
This isn't of course to say that rats aren't suitable for smaller snakes such as childrens pythons and spotted pythons - or indeed more commonly kept snakes such as corn snakes. The only difference is you'll likely need to start the snakes off on smaller rodents like pinky mice, before you could start on even the smallest size of rat. That said, smaller snakes and larger snakes alike can be fed on rats throughout their lives.
One of the interesting things about feeder rats is they are slightly higher in fat than feeder mice. Now, before you start worrying about the fattiness of rats you need to remember these animals are carnivores (and omnivores in the case of some lizards) and therefore get their energy from fat - rats/mice aren't too high in carbohydrates remember! In my personal opinion (and I must stress, this is simply my opinion) this actually makes rats a slightly better food source than mice. All that said, the best diet you can feed your snake is always going to be a varied one.
Due to the larger size of rats, they come in a large array of sizes moving from rat pups, fluffs, small weaners, large weaners, small rats, medium rats, large rats, xl rats and finally the 450g+ jumbo rats. These come in a variety of pack sizes and as with all of our products are shipped with a 4:30pm order cut off time and sent with a courier who will send you a text message with your 1hour delivery slot meaning you'll never miss a frozen rodent delivery again.