over summer i had my ball python died a week after eating a mouse i got at the local pet shop. i think the mouse was sick or soemthing, but am not 100% sure if that could have done it. can a sick mouse result in a snake dying? the python itself was a little over 3 feet long and had been eating live adult mice for a long while. he had heat via a lamp and water at all times and i cleaned his cage weekly. i fed him 2 or 3 mice every 2-3 weeks and eat them right away. he would slither around my hand and lap if i took him out, he still deficated so i know he diden't have a blockage. he had no signs of being sick at all and wasen't skinny or fat. then one morning a week after feeding him i went to turn on his light and saw him curled up but with his face out of his log hide pointing down into the bedding. reached in to see if he was ok and found that he was dead. are my suspicions right? could the mouse i fed him the week earlier been sick and caused him to die?