Does anyone here shop at Petco and know if they have live or frozen feeder mice?
Roughly how much do they cost?
Do they have frozen pinkies?
I'd imagine they keep some frozen on hand for the reptiles they house, but do they sell it?
Anyways any information on this would be great as I'd like to feed Jude and Zoey some live mice and pinkies and eventually work our way up to other stuff, however, I don't know many places within an hour that would have live or frozen whole prey.
Hare Today doesn't sell feeder mice do they? Rodent pro would probably be your best bet, you could get more feeder options but shipping is pricey, it is actually cheaper than buying most locally though. Petco's frozen feeder mice are very expensive, you can also throw a want ad on craigslist or check fauna classifieds feeder section, you might find a reptile person near you with some.
Post by goingpostal on May 1, 2011 10:24:57 GMT -5
Even if you have to ship it from that Colorado place they could probably do ground since it would only be 1 or 2 days to get there, as far as live, have you considered picking up a couple and breeding yourself? I breed my own mice because feeders here were like $4 a mouse and that is nuts. Just depends if you need enough to make it worth it, I'm feeding the ferrets, a cat and a snake for less than it would cost me just to feed the snake buying locally.
Well as far as how long you want to hold them after weaning, most don't add a huge amount of size, for example I wean at 4 weeks or so and they are 15-25 grams then, even hanging onto them for several months after they aren't likely to exceed 40 grams unless you are breeding them. Or if they are fatty brindles. If I have many litters going on, I feed off males at 3 weeks, usually 12-15 grams, and hold the females until I need them, anywhere from 1-3 months old usually. I only feed pinkies or fuzzies when the litters are over 10 babies per mom (I run 2 females per tank), they are more of a treat anyways.