Just got this guy less than a week ago. He ate his first meal at my house today, and is taking pinkie rats (figure that is good since I have heard they are hard to get to eat rats). I have had boas, and lots of lizards but this is my first carpet. Will admit it was an impulse buy as I just feel in love with his colors. He is a bit nippy, but will start doing some light handling and using a small snake hook to get him from cage. I figure he will calm down with some work and time. I think his colors are awesome!