Wow, and I thought OUR animal laws were strange. I'm feeding him 3 medium rats once per week. I figured out another issue with his biting- he is starting to shed, and his eyes are filming over. I also read a really good article in the burmese python section, about biting.. We got some leather gloves, and when he bites I just hold onto him anyways. He seems fine once I have him picked up- it's the picking up part he doesn't like.