What are Swell Frozen Mice?
Swell Frozen Mice are flash-frozen mice that have been specifically bred to feed exotic pets, such as snakes. They are used in many snake setups and lizard setups as a staple diet as a frozen mouse provides a balanced diet of protein and vitamins. They are also a great treat for many reptiles, such as Tegus and Monitors, as well as some frogs and other amphibians. Our frozen mice are bred and frozen in accordance with food standards agency guidelines by our frozen food distributor and are kept in dry ice during transit to ensure they arrive frozen.
The Swell range of frozen mice is available in 12 different weight brackets, so you can you get the perfect size for your pet. The range starts with some of the smallest pinkies and runs up to large ex-breeder mice.
How are frozen foods delivered?
Our frozen food providers send high-quality and nutritious meals directly to your door. You can buy frozen mice in a huge range of sizes, each with a specific weight bracket to help you accurately choose the correct size for your reptile. All our frozen food is farm bred and is dispatched on a next-day specialist delivery service straight to you.
Monday to Thursday you can order before midday for same-day dispatch, with any orders placed after midday on Thursday being sent fresh on Monday, to ensure no weekend delays can compromise your mice.
How should I prepare frozen mice for my pets?
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. For more information, check out our guide on defrosting and feeding.
What should I be aware of when handling frozen food?
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. For more detailed information, please read our salmonella help guide.
Frozen food is despatched directly from the supplier the same day if you order before 12pm and the next day if you order after 12pm. Frozen foods are delivered Monday to Thursday on a next working day delivery service and must be signed for. Frozen food is not suitable for express delivery.
|Product||Pack Sizes||Average Mouse Weight|
|Mice Pinkie||10, 25 and 100 pack||1g+|
|Mice Large Pinkie||10, 25 and 100 pack||2g+|
|Mice Fuzzies||10, 25 and 100 pack||4g+|
|Mice Hoppers||10 pack||6g+|
|Mice Small||10 pack||10g+|
|Mice Small/Medium||10 pack||15g+|
|Mice Medium||10 pack||19g+|
|Mice Medium/Large||10 pack||23g+|
|Mice Large||10 pack||26g+|
|Mice Extra Large||10 pack||30g+|
|Mice Adult Ex Breeder||10 pack||35g+/45g+|