Link Sizing and Nutrition
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The link weights, dimensions, and equivalent gram-weight rodent sizes are listed below for comparison. See nutrition information below for more information.
Although the chart lists the equivalent sizes/gram weights for rodents, you may consider a smaller size to start. This is particularly true for snakes that may be more sensitive eaters. Because of the nature of pre-grinding prey, more of the prey is available for absorption and less energy is used in digestion compared to rodents. This ultimately can reduce the number of feedings and/or the size of the link used - ultimately reducing your food bill.
We pride ourselves on offering the most nutritious whole-prey diet possible. All products are rigorously lab tested by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The calcium to phosphorous ratio is extremely important for reptile health, and a reptile's diet should be in the range between 1:1 and 2:1. Because Reptilinks naturally contain a lot of bone and connective tissue from larger prey, the calcium to phosphorous ratio is considerably higher than feeder rodents. This means your reptile can eat more fruits, vegetables and insects while still maintaining a perfect calcium to phosphorus ratio, crucial for preventing metabolic bone disease (MBD). It's also important to note that, per gram-weight, Reptilinks contain considerably more calories than feeder rodents. This means more time between feedings, ultimately decreasing your food bill.
Reptilinks are available with raw guinea fowl, chicken, rabbit, quail, and frog. All prey is sourced from local Ohio farmers. All of our products are whole prey - containing meat, bone, connective tissue, and organs - essential for complete nutrition.
As an added option, all links can be fortified with fruits and vegetables. We use only USDA certified organic fruits and vegetables, hand selected for quality. Our standard fruit and vegetable combinations includes a reptile friendly selection of green beans, collard greens, dandelion greens, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
The raw whole-prey blend is held together with a 100% natural collagen casing, made from beef protein and gelatin. The casings contain no sodium nitrite and are extremely low sodium. The casings are carefully hand-tied so that the contents stay intact during the feeding process.
All links are tightly vacuum sealed, shipped frozen, and guaranteed to arrive below 40 F. The links can be safely refrozen and thawed as needed with a frozen shelf life of several years. After the vacuum seal of a package has been compromised, we recommend storing the links wrapped in a tightly sealed plastic ziplock bag, within an airtight Tupperware container. This will keep out the moisture and prevent freezer burn. The links can also be refrigerated for more immediate feeding with a refrigerated shelf life of one week. The links contain no preservatives.