Frozen chicks (Gallus gallus domesticus) are one of the most nutritious food sources available for a large array of different predatory animals, like snakes and other reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Being that they are frozen/thawed, the chicks are much safer for your pet in comparison to feeding live. Frozen/thawed feeders have a greatly reduced chance of conveying diseases or parasites and are incapable of biting or harming your animal. Their nutritious characteristics, maintenance-free storage requirements and wide availability in various sizes and discounted quantities make them an ideal and staple food source throughout the hobby.
Please note that it is generally recommended that the chicks are similar in diameter to that of the widest section of your snake’s body, or for other animals, are similar in size to the width of your pet’s mouth. Some animals may have different requirements and might need larger-or-smaller-sized birds than those recommended by the generalization. If still unsure on the best size for your pet’s needs, it is always best to begin with smaller-sized feeders and see how they will react to them.
Before feeding your pet, place an appropriate number of chicks for feeding in a ziplock bag and soak the bag in warm water until the birds have thawed. Remember to feed only what is necessary for your animals and to remove any uneaten birds from their enclosures roughly 4-6 hours after introducing them. Please note that it is not recommended that thawed chicks be refrozen as bacteria may have begun to grow.
Our Canadian-bred feeder chicks are kept in ideal conditions to ensure that they arrive to your animal in good health! Each chick is a day old and weighs approximately 35-50 grams