How To Clean Rodents For Feeding

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  1. Cooper H

    Cooper H New Member

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    Hey guys,
    How do you guys clean rats so they don’t have any feces on them when feeding them to snakes ?
    I breed my own, should I clean them before euthanising, after euthanising or once frozen ?
     
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    I don't think it is an issue especially if you are freezing them for a while before feeding your snakes. Snakes consume wild animals without wiping their bums.
    Assuming you are gassing them, if you are doing it correctly and putting them to sleep slowly then faeces and urine is minimised and having a grill floor in your gas chamber is a good idea.
    As I pack them in bags I give them a shake and have a brush handy but that's more for aesthetic reasons because I sell some.
     

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