As frozen rats are relatively larger than mice, our value pack sizes (which mean cheaper prices) drop as the size of the rats’ increase.
High quality, clean, farmed food products for your animals.
It’s important that you can be confident in the food that you are feeding to your reptiles and birds.
PLT have sourced the best quality mice so you know that you’re giving your animals a great diet.
Frozen mice are recommended for snakes, birds of prey and other carnivorous reptiles.
Colours of PLT frozen rodents may vary.
Once you receive your mice you should immediately place them in a freezer to keep them fresh.
When you are ready to feed your pets, you will need to defrost the mice carefully and then serve them in your terrarium or vivarium.
This process can be difficult as you must be careful to avoid salmonella and entice your pet into feeding.
Most snakes and other reptiles may not be interested during your first attempt with defrosted food and you may need to practice to discover the best way to feed them.
As with many raw human foods, the handling and usage of frozen or thawed reptile foods can pose the risk of salmonella contamination.
We recommend storing frozen reptile foods separately from human foods, wearing gloves, defrosting at room temperature on newspaper or paper towels, and thoroughly disinfecting any surfaces or equipment that the frozen foods come into contact with, along with washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after using.
We despatch our food on a next day service meaning it should never spend more than 24 hours in transit, we pack with insulation and either dry ice or frozen gel packs to ensure it remains frozen.
We do ask that you are available to take your delivery at the first attempt and that it is unpacked immediately to be returned to the freezer, any delays to this will void our frozen delivery guarantee (for example you are not in to take the order on the first attempt).
Keep frozen to store and defrost thoroughly before use.
Frozen foods are raw meat products so should be treated as such (e.g. stored, prepared, defrosted etc away from other food products and surfaces or feeding tools disinfected after use, hands thoroughly washed with soap and water after handling etc).
As some customers will be aware, the Food Standards Agency in the UK has recently issued advice about salmonella in reptiles and feeder rodents.
Whilst we are proud to offer only the very best quality frozen food (which we can confirm is neither supplied by or associated with any supplier or retailer that was part of that investigation), as a responsible retailer, we always advise customers that it is possible that frozen food (like the reptiles you keep) may carry salmonella.
Whilst for the most part this will mean simply following good hygiene practices, higher risk groups may wish to take additional precautions as they would do with the reptiles themselves.