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Frozen mice and rats wanted

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Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby wimpievanzyl » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:00 pm

Hi i just want to inquire if there are any persons/company thats willing to deliver mice/rats to Kathu in the Northern Cape. We are struggling to find adequate size mice for our snakes and there is a lack of suppliers in our area. Don`t know if I can post this in this section but tried once in the for sale/wanted section but with no avail....... Any help or info would be greatly appreciated! :-)
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:43 am

I am sure anything can be arranged the problem is the cost and the time it takes. By road the time is a factor so keeping them frozen is not that easy. In summer this will be the biggest problem. Currently we do not have tons of excess mice but I can help you with pinks and fuzzy mice if that will help.

What courier companies do you have in Kathu?
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby wimpievanzyl » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:22 pm

Hi BV

Thank you very much for the response.We can get frozen pinks and fuzzy`s for the smaller snakes in bloem for now when we go there but the biggest issue we have is finding big enough food for the red tail boa we have. She can easily eat a medium rat or mice in similiar size but getting frozen in this size is near impossible...........

About the courier services I will have to find out from our local postnet branch because I think they will give the best service. For know we can still cope but if you can maybe help us in the near future or know of someone who can help it will be greatly appreciated. :-)
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby Craigh » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:55 pm

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Maybe this guy can help?
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby iRat » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Hi Wimpie,

we do supply frozen rats, usually in bulk. As Bushviper has pointed out, the distance and temperature are a factor. We do ship in special packaging that keeps the temperature constant for much longer. You do need to find out about which courier operates in Kathu, though. Below is a list of what we can supply:

Description (Weight in grams per rat) Quantity per package - Price
Pinkies (4g-8g) 10 - R 35.00
Fuzzies (9g-20g) 10 - R 59.00
Ratpups (21g-30g) 10 - R 65.00
Weaners (31g-44g) 10 - R 73.00
Small Rats (45g-79g) 10 - R 103.00
Medium Rats (80g-131g) 10 - R 164.00
Medium Large (132g-184g) 10 - R 220.00
Large Rats (185g-265g) 10 - R 280.00
Extra Large(266g-360g) 10 - R 400.00
Jumbo Rats (361g or above) 5 - R 260.00

These prices excluded the transportation by courier and the special packaging, but I can get those for you on request. I also suggest that you order in quantities large enough so that you do not need to order for a while.
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby iRat » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:06 pm

Hmmm. Silly me... forgot to give you my contact details... 079 174 9479
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby wimpievanzyl » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Thank you iRat will get back to you. Will also find out from my side at PostNet if they will courier frozen items!
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby wimpievanzyl » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:31 pm

Could you maybe give me physical sizes of the rats against say a 5 rand coin or something so that I can see what I need to order?
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:01 am

There is a breeder in Bloem who has been offering rodents at very good prices. I will try and get his details and then you can pick up everything from him when you go there again.
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby wimpievanzyl » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:14 pm

Hi BV got hold of him thank you very much for all the help really appreciate it!
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Re: Frozen mice and rats wanted

Postby Kobus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:25 pm

Good Day,

Do you still supply frozen Rats. I am in Pretoria

Kind Regards

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