Yesterday, my lady-friend and I got to go to SEWERfest, a southeast Wisconsin reptile show. We both ended up drooling like mad over the B. c. imperators that one guy in particular had- they were all about a foot long and three months old, and absolutely gorgeous. Size has been a main disrupting factor in my getting one. I simply don't have room for a 6 foot snake. However, after speaking to the breeder (who I explained my situation to- I trust him more than the other vendors there because he heads a well-respected herp society as well) I feel I could care for one and by the time it's big enough to need an enclosure upgrade, I'll be able to provide that. I wanted to verify the growth rate, though. The breeder told me that it's very dependent on feeding regimen, but in all likelihood I'd be able to keep one in a 40 breeder for at least a couple years. If that's the case, I certainly can do it. If it's not, well, I'll just have to wait. So how 'bout it? Can I get away with a 40 breeder for a few years if I start with a neonate or juvenile? How long could I keep a baby in a 10 gallon?