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  • Frozen Feeder Question

    Sorry to be bombarding this forum with new questions all the time, but I want to be as informed as I can be. Plus, you guys are so great about helping out. Based on what I've learned here, I'm going to start getting pre-killed/frozen rats from rodentpro.com. I was just wondering... Can they be stored in your regular freezer with "normal" food? I'm gonna have a hard time convincing my girlfriend if it'll stink up the freezer or make everything taste like rodents(not that I've ever eaten a rodent) s11.gif. Thanks

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    Re: Frozen Feeder Question

    Its okay to store frozen rats with other food as long as they are sealed in their own packaging.

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    • #3
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      I curently keep my rats from www.cajunmice.com in there own package in a brown paper bag in the fridge and, have had them there sense early Nov. Although I am getting a small frezzer just for my rats.

      Joshua

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      • #4
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        You and I are in the same boat there, tatdaddy. I keep mine in ziploc baggies. I put the date on the baggy with permanent marker to ensure rotation when I buy new stock. Besides having them in their own baggies, I have a small rubbermaid in the freezer that I keep the 'baggied' rodents in.

        However, I do have plans of getting one of those little freezers just for the rodents as soon as I can figure out a corner to stick it in. ;D

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        • #5
          Re: Frozen Feeder Question

          Frozen rodents make everything taste great! Heck they taste good themselves.... microwave for 2.5 minutes at 50% powers and add some A-1 steak sauce! Mmmmm Mmmmmm Good!

          Just kidding.... keep them in ziplock bags and in a tupperware container, or even better get one of those vacuum sealling kits. I package up individual "meals" and put them in bags so all I have to do is pull out on bag throw it in a sink of warm water to thaw and I am ready to feed all the snakes.

          I used to keep the jumbo and colosal rats in ziplock bags inside brown paper bags but I found if a guest at my house can see what is sitting in the freezer next to my eskimo pies that dont steal the pies

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          • #6
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            Hi,
            I have a favorite use for rats in the freezer, I put my favorite breyers ice cream next to the rats in da baggies. and them grown kids when they come to see their  mom and me don't touch my favorite ice cream.It dosent hurt that flavor one bit.. thats a big plus in my book.
             now if I could only put them in the extra beer refer in the garage ????super bowel is coming and my daughters and their boy friends will proably be moching at my house.... hey get your paws of my ST Paulis Girl. Maybe I 'll move the beer fridge next to the Guyana's Cage and leave their door open a bit. attack guyana's...


            psps Go Tampa  !!

            psps hey stormyva, your from the Beach too,,we must be neighbors.. ;D
              Doug        

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            • #7
              Re: Frozen Feeder Question

              I put mine in a rubber maid container in my freezer... it does not make anything tast bad... Mice smell worse and they don't even make anything tast bad... I mean have you ever put a chicken in the freezer and had all your stake taste chicken... no of course not... it will be fine... and the trick is to order put in the freezer before the lil' women notices and when they do just explane how much they cost.. By the time you order again the rats in the freezer will be just another food item in the freezer...
              It works..
              Eric aka...Red

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              • #8
                Re: Frozen Feeder Question

                I store them in the same full size deep freezer with the regular food, but for sanity reasons of my wife, I keep all rats on seperate shelves, and any rats that I have opened the vacuum sealing on , I do as RED says and then place the remains from the opened packages inside rubbermaid containers, and seal them shut and back into the freezer.

                For safety reasons, I think this is a prudent thing to do. Although there is a million times more likely that you would spread salmonella from the chicken in your freezer than these rats.
                To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

                -Best Regards
                -Clay English
                Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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                • #9
                  Re: Frozen Feeder Question

                  Thanks for all the advice. You guys have really helped me learn about all that surrounds these great animals. Clay, you mentioned salmonella... What happens if our pets are poisoned by the rats we give them?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Frozen Feeder Question

                    Your snake all ready has salminila (spelling?) Well kinda, They don't have it but they are carrers of it... I guess they use it for a part of there digestion.. It think that what it was... Well If I am wrong sombody will correct me... And there is no reason to freek out.. You will not get it enless you handle a snake that has been in a cage with alot of it's droppings or you just had held some of the poo and went to go eat... Just wash up after and before you hold your snakes and feed your snakes, and they will be lot's of years of salminila free times.
                    Eric aka...Red

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