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    Is this fuzzy rat safe to feed or should i throw it away?

    i bought a frozen thawed fuzzy rat today from the local pet store to feed my snake mazikeen and didnít look closely at it until i took it out to heat up for her, and iím a beginner owner so i could just be paranoid but it doesnít look good, i left it to thaw a while and it bled like most of my rats but it bled a LOT more than iíve ever seen which threw me off guard and i also saw its tail was falling off, and one of its hind legs looked like it was halfway to falling off too, it looks like it might be bc of it being frozen, but i donít know if itís bc of being frozen or not but itís concerning me and i donít wanna feed it to her unless i know itís okay, iím posting this on mobile so idk if i can add pictures but from my vague explanation can anyone tell me if the rat is okay to feed or if something might be wrong with it?

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    We're not actually seeing it you know but don't worry about tails or legs falling off...they're fragile when frozen & get jostled around. Can't tell about the blood, but
    I'd go by a sniff test to tell if it's actually "bad" or not (-as in spoiled). Actually, if a frozen-thawed rodent actually "looks good" to you, you might just be a snake...
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Is this fuzzy rat safe to feed or should i throw it away?

    iím sorry i couldnít upload any pictures, but thank you i was a bit worried that something was wrong w the lil rat and i didnít wanna accidentally harm my baby maze by giving her a bad rat.

    maybe i am a snake....just hiding during the day, slithering around eatin some scrumptious rodents, thatís the life man

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    Re: Is this fuzzy rat safe to feed or should i throw it away?

    Quote Originally Posted by plicrepap View Post
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    maybe i am a snake....just hiding during the day, slithering around eatin some scrumptious rodents, thatís the life man
    I know...if we're so "smart" why are we cleaning all the cages, working all day, paying bills & taxes...must be nice being a snake.
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Is this fuzzy rat safe to feed or should i throw it away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I know...if we're so "smart" why are we cleaning all the cages, working all day, paying bills & taxes...must be nice being a snake.
    We do all the work and our pets live better than we do.
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    Re: Is this fuzzy rat safe to feed or should i throw it away?

    Just stopped by to say nice name for your snake there .
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