Re: Would It Be Wise for a Person with NO Python Experience to Buy a 4 Yr. While what jono said is true in many cases, however some places are quite the opposite. The place I got my bp from is reputable and noted for having some of the best cared-for herps in the business, and I talked to another place about not feeding their Russian torties iceberg lettuce only and he was absolutely genuine in reassuring me that the torties were given a variety of greens and they never feed iceberg. So some places are really good. You just have to find them. On the other hand, another shop by me keeps their bp's in a five gallon tank with no basking area and probably poor temps. Some places are gems, but more often than not, they are few and far between.