Hey everyone, I'm new to posting here. Sorry if I'm not posting in the correct spot but there seems to be the most python activity here. I know this is long but letting you guys know what the history is might help you help me. Here it is: I bought a jungle carpet python back in March of last year. He is 4-5 years old. I have him in a 60 gallon tank(I think its about 18x48 inches or so, maybe 18 inches tall too). After the initial move in phase he took about a 6 weeks to start eating(only after I built him a cardboard box to hide in). He was eating pretty regularly for several months, maybe 7 jumbo rats total. Then he went into breeding season which I guess is normal for him not to eat for a while. So I thought no big deal. That was back in late August 2005. When he was eating he used to actually come out of the box when he smelled the rat heating up(use frozen ones and defrost them in hot water) but it was like he was getting lazier and lazier and by the time he actually came out he was interested but wouldnt strike it. I think the rat lost heat and he possibly wasn't percieving it as food. A few times I tricked him into striking by flashing my heat source light behind the rat and that got him to eat. Like I said though, this was when he WAS eating before late August 2005. Probably 3 months later I thought he was ready to eat again when he started striking at the rat again. However, since he didnt come out of his box and I was holding the rat out in front of it, he tried to strike it several times but he didn't realize the hole in the box was too small to strike through. So the cardboard took some strikes and he lost interest. Naturally I built him a new box with a giant hole for him so if he didn't want to come out of the box he could still strike from it. That didnt seem to help though because he still wouldn't eat. However, this was during the winter and turns out my roomate was keeping the house pretty cold when I was gone so I think Neo wasn't getting enough heat. The average temp in his box was probably 71ish. This was in late Nov and December. So I went out and bought a 150watt heat lamp and set that up for him(I have a dial where I can adjust how strong the heat lamp will go up to). I think he liked that because he actually came out of his box and was laying under the lamp for several days. I put the lamp partly over his box hoping it would help heat him up some and he wouldnt have to come out if he didnt want to. After a few days of warming up I tried to feed him and nope. He seemed somewhat interested but it didnt last too long. Well right before I left for a trip(on it now) I built him a whole new setup with a smaller box again with a small hole. I was thinking, well he obviously liked the first box because he was eating then. I am going to try and feed him when I get home in a week(girlfriend is too wimpy to do it for me) but I am very worried he still won't eat. I know pythons can live without eating for a very long time, some even up to 2 years but obviously he needs to eat and Im starting to get desperate. So if anyone has any ideas I will try anything at this point, Im about to just stuff one down his mouth. Thanks for any help in advance.