OK, I've had relative success with my blood up untill about a week ago. He's been eating well and has gotten firmer and stronger than he was when I first got him about 6 weeks ago. This last week when I took him out to feed him, I could see that he was going through a shed but his breathing was also squeeky! The thing is, Is that the temps down here dipped into the teens which is rare down here. It sucked all the humidity out of the air! Five days ago we had a high of 33 Degrees, While todays high was 71. I added a lot of moisture to the tank to bring up the humidity over the last week. The breathing sounds a lot better but, He still squeeks a little. Today, I put him in a bag to visit my snake friend. It was a fight to get him into a bag(Pillow case)! He Peeed all over me! When My friend opened the bag, He Peeed all over him and me too! I was 3 feet away! He peed and pooped. All three barrels! It was at this time that he showed us both his hemipenes and his anus! Quite clearly! It was an "Educational" sight. This was one angry snake! He also told me he has mites. I don't have the eye sight to see mites unless they are floating in water. I do have some Mite mist. I've decided to put him on shredded paper towel for now to monitor the mite problem. I also do have a mite spray. Today is the first day I've learned of a mite problem!