I would like to raise a bit of a contentious issue, and it is that we sometimes overthink our Reptiles and apply too many Rules, Procedures and Protocols. A simple one is "FEEDING AND PREY ITEM SIZE". We say that the prey item should not be bigger than the thickest part of the snake for example. Snakes really do not worry about size, if they can eat it they will, regardless of size. A case in point, I caught a Female African House Snake, about 90cm in length, Heavily Gravid. She had eaten what could only have been a Jumbo rat, as I saw other Jumbo rats in the shed where I caught her. It took her 3 weeks to digest the Rat, she had a prelay shed 2 weeks later, and laid 12 perfect eggs 2 weeks after that. She ignored every single Rule, Protocol, Procedure or Precaution we as humans tend to put in place, and yet everything turned out perfect. The point I am trying to make, lets not overthink and complicate matters when caring for our snakes. A pic of the Female, I related to in this article.