i bought some frozen rat pups. they thawed in the car before i could get them home. i put them...back in the freezer. would these rat pups be ok to feed my hypo red tail boa or would they carry bacteria from already being thawed out once before and then refrozen?
They should not be refrozen. In a way, it's like thawing raw meat and refreezing it. It's just not ideal.
They're fine so long as they didn't actually get warm. Bacteria is an issue, but as long as your snake is warm and hungry and the rat isn't rotten it won't suffer. In the wild boas regularly feed on rotten carrion.
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