Frozen mice are a classic reptile snack offering lots of nutrients as well as an unbeatable source of protein and fat.
What are frozen mice?
Frozen mice are simply farm-bred, ethically sourced mice that have been flash-frozen to preserve their freshness and taste. Frozen mice are a fantastic food choice for snakes and other reptiles as they present no threat and a low risk of parasites and viruses.
Why should I buy frozen mice?
Using frozen mice as a diet staple is a great strategy for keepers of larger reptiles and snakes. Frozen mice are easily kept and stored (in a separate freezer to your own food), relatively cheap, sanitary and capable of holding various supplements. Frozen mice must be thawed before being served and should be served using feeding equipment as many species with lunge or strike at the mice.
What are the main types of frozen mice?
There are a large variety of frozen mice types taken from different stages in a mouse’s life cycle. The range starts at pinkies, the smallest mice that are best suited to young or small reptiles and large amphibians, and runs all the way up to ex-breeders which are the largest mice and well-suited to monitors and large snakes.
What should I look for?
Research is important when it comes to buying mice, it’s important to identify exactly what your pet would eat in the wild as they will refuse to eat prey outside of their instincts. The storage and serving of frozen mice should be researched as well to ensure the best possible diet for your pet.