Can you guys share with me how you feed your pythons, especially those of you with large constrictors? I'm assuming feeding a large python is a little different than feeding a small one anyway... Monty is my first and only snake so I'm unsure whether the things he does are actually abnormal, or if I'm just perceiving them to be abnormal. For example, I fed him yesterday night. He has an strong feeding response (might be an understatement) so I feed him in his enclosure. I prepared two guinea pigs for a total of 3.5lbs. I throw the first one in, he goes right for it and grabs it before it hits the ground. It takes him a few minutes to eat it. Then I put the second in, when I open the door he strikes the door frame, cannot find the pig, is obsessed with smelling the door and ceiling and his water bowl. Finally after an hour, I see him doing what I can only describe as nibbling. He's like nibbling on the pig's head... but no striking or anything... he still hasn't eaten it. He's been hanging out with it, like with his head inches away, or laying on it. By the way, I don't feed live, I feed F/T. I'm going to try using my snake hook to wiggle the pig around. It seems like he does something different every time I feed him and I've only had success getting him to eat all of his food when I feed him over a period of days. Also, is the 10% rule for meals like 10% of his current body weight or 10% of his healthy body weight? and is it per meal, or per month? So he weighs 39lbs and is 15' long and I feed him 3 to 5lbs about every 10 to 20 days. I feed him as often as I can based on his behavior... so I don't feed him when he's shedding or when he's preparing to shed, and I don't feed him again until his bloat recedes. The rest of the time is pretty much fair game. I'll typically feed and then he'll poop; I'll feed, and then he'll poop and shed. So he's probably getting about 6lbs of food a month. This really seems like it's not enough food if I'm supposed to be feeding 10% of his healthy body weight a month. Husbandry: -No uvb, a fluorescent light to light up the enclosure -Radiant heat panel for heat - temp gradient of ~100*F to 80*F (surface temp readings) and when I check him, my infared temp gun consistently says he's about 90*F -humidity ranges from 70% to 85% ---it's always higher (80-85%) for a few days after I change his water but is 70-75% the rest of the time, and this reading is coming from a hygrometer set on the "cool" side of the tank -his enclosure is 7'Lx3'Dx2'T on the inside and he spends most of his time near the heat panel but not all of it -he can submerge completely in his bowl and I change his water pretty regularly - it's never slimy when I change it unless he gets in after eating -I take him out about once a week for 1 to 2 hours of handling and to let him stretch -he's fed the biggest guinea pigs I've ever seen lol ...really though I think they're XXXXL and he's also fed XL and XXXXL rats we've worked up over a period of months to this size because when I got him he hadn't eaten in like 8 months and I didn't want to do too much too soon. I'm ordering rabbits next time. Comments? Thanks!