This is my first post and it is a bit awkward. I just rescued 2 RTBs from someone who couldn't afford to feed them. The last feeding was about 2 weeks ago so they should be hungry. Apparently this guys had them for 8 months after his friend left them on him and has been feeding live and unfortunately in the same tanks they've been housed in. I don't want to feed live and have done plenty of research on it but neither one would strike at a f/t rat. I didn't have enough weight on the top of the cage and the 8 foot female got out and under a cabinet in my bathroom. When I reached under to ease her out she struck and bit the side of my hand, but let go instantly. The previous owner said she was finicky when she is hungry, but I can't have a snake that wants to bite just because I'm moving near her face. The previous owner said handling hasn't been an issue before but I'm only going off what he said. It bled pretty bad and I cleaned it and mananged to get her out and everything, but I'm unsure what to do. The other one I was able to remove and replace in his cage without issue, hungry or not. They are probably about 7 years old, and I'm wondering what to do with my female. I'm going to keep trying f/t in a seperate containing unit for him but I don't trust her enough to handle by myself right now. Should I try to feed her live in her tank to take the edge off and try to get her used to handling more or will it be too late at this stage? I just got these snakes today and I've never known a RTB to just be aggressive in nature before, but I've yet to try taming one this large and this old. Please help!