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Safe Handling and FAQs

Frozen feeder quail are a popular choice for many snakes, birds of prey, and other exotic animals as they are a safer alternative to live feeders!
Here at Misfit Farms, we raise all of our quail in a safe and sanitary environment. Our quail are raised on a diet intended to boost their well-being and nutritional value during their life. Misfit Farms frozen feeders are euthanized humanely using carbon dioxide (CO2), as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association panel on euthanasia.

Our Frozen Feeders 

Misfit Farms frozen feeder quail are available in six different sizes: extra-small (hatchling), small (1 week old), medium (2 weeks old), large (3 weeks old), extra-large (6 week), double extra-large (8 week)


All of our frozen feeders are individually weighed, to guarantee exact sizing specifications, then immediately packed in industrial ziplock freezer bags to maintain freshness and maximize freezer life.

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Choosing the right size feeder for your snake is important.

To make sure you are choosing a size that is appropriate for your pet select a size equal to the widest section of your snake's body.

(It is better to choose a size you believe to be smaller rather than too large as if it is too large, you put your snake at risk of regurgitating their meal.  



The safest most effective way to thaw our frozen feeders is in a designated refrigerated space. Do not thaw frozen feeders near human food as cross-contamination can occur.

Thawing time will vary in accordance with refrigeration temperature (usually 35-40 F).  The USDA recommends 8-10 hours per 1 pound of meat as a general guideline. Do not thaw frozen feeders by excessive heat such as microwaving or hot water.

After a feeder is fully thawed to 40 F use a hair dryer or warm water (while the feeder is still bagged) to heat the quail to at least 90-95 F, then immediately offer to your pet.

Whole animals contain internal organs, previously-consumed food, and unpassed wastes, and will decay rapidly. If a feeder is left uneaten for any reason it should be discarded. Do not attempt to refreeze or offer feeders to other captives as it is a simple way to transfer sickness between animals.

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 Always wash your hands immediately after handling frozen animal food or after touching anything that the feeder has come in contact with.

Clean and disinfect all surfaces and equipment such as feeding tongs, forceps, food containers, tables, etc. after every use.

 Year-round availability!

Frozen Food orders placed by Sunday at 11:59 PM CT will ship the following week.


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