I just recently on the 23rd got my new baby girl ball python (still no name yet). I have never owned a snake and quite frankly was scared of them before I got her. She is the most docile little thing and climbs all over me already! The 24th I gave her a live pinkie and she did so good with it! only took about 15 minutes for her to finally notice it and strike. I am sincerely amazed by her. any my husband is gung ho about continuing to feed her live mice. I've read that the mouse can fight and hurt the snake (don't want my baby getting hurt) also she is 2 months old and I bought her from a breeder when to her house and hand picked her.