How long have you owned the animal? about 6 months. He is about 5 years old and grumpy and tank defensive. · What is the enclosure size? 4x 2x 2. · What type of substrate are you using (shavings, bark, paper towel, etc.)? wanting to move onto BBS. on newspaper at the min. · What are the temperatures within the enclosure and how are they being measured? 70-80 cool and 90-100 warm. · What is the humidity within the enclosure and how is it being measured? usually about 30% i think. · What are you feeding (or attempting to feed) the animal? last feed was a small rabbit as a treat but usually rats and maybe some chicks but he wont eat them. · What exactly are you concerned about? Handling. Just wondering what is the best way i can handle him? as i held him in the shop a few times bus since i have got him home i am so scared he wit bite and warp i haven't been able to hold him. its daft really as my mam has a 8 foot boa and i can Handel her not a problem. People have also been scaring me saying silly saying things like if he went for my face he could rip my nose clean off and he could swallow my arm after a wrap bite and he would try to swallow my arm. how bad is a bite from a poss irjj carpet male at about 4.5-5 foot? and he hasn't eaten since he has had this rabbit. was frozen obviously. i dont feed live. Is it he could still be full or hibernating? that was like prob 3 and a half months ago. i have offed small-x large rats, chicks, not tried him on fresh chicken breast tho. atm he is going into shed. i cant seem to get him to come out of the tank and he always poses to strike. i try him with the snake hook but i think that just winds him up even more. i need to shift him to put him on BBS. i have moved him into a feeding tub most of the time to feed but recently been trying to feed him in his enclosure i know that's the worst thing i can do but when i try to take him out he just gets ****ed at me. but i have managed it when feeding time if he been sleepy. Also is it true that if he don't get handled often he can get worse and get more bitey? Every time i go to spray him he puffed up and hisses then coils to strike. When i gave him his rabbit he half halfheartedly turned round strike n nearly got me but i think it was still feeding response mode. any help appreciated. as i am thinking if i cant care for him properly i may have to sell him.