I have several large snakes and decided that pre-killed rats would be better then live. I get them from a reptile store and they kill them there for me. Last week we got enough for everyone but my 2 biggest snakes didn’t want them. (They have been eating live so I guess didn’t like them already dead.) ANYWAY.... So the rats had been dead about 2 1/2 hours by the time I decided they weren’t going to eat so I put the rats in the freezer. I’d like to thaw them out now but is being dead for 2 1/2 hours before being frozen too long? Can it make my snakes sick?