This Page Will Be Focused On Feeding Carnivorous Pets and Three Different Options To Go About It
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Frozen/Thawed
Live
Fresh Kill
Mice/Rats/Chicks that are sold frozen that must be thawed out before being fed off
Mice/Rats/Chicks that are bought alive, but killed just before being fed off
Mice/Rats/Chicks that are fed off while still living
#1
Frozen Thawed
Pros
Cons
  • Prey Can't Fight Back
  • Easy Storage
  • Some Pets Refuse
    Non-Living Prey
  • Generally More Humane
  • Loss Of Nutrients
  • May Not Fully Thaw
#2
Fresh Kill
Cons
Pros
  • Prey Can't Fight Back
  • Don't Have To Thaw Out
  • Has A Time Stamp
  • Feeder May Suffer More Than Necessary
  • Helps Wean Pet Off Live
#3
Live
Cons
Pros
  • Your Pet Get's Opportunity To Hunt 
  • Prey Might Fight Back
    • May Bite or Scratch your pet
  • More Nutrients Than Frozen Thawed 
  • Housing Prey Is More Expensive
  • Movement May Increase Appetite
  • More Chance Of Carrying A Parasite