We've all kept snakes and know the general rule, feed a prey item roughly the girth of the thickest part of the snake. But conversely with lizards we generally feed smaller prey items, not tiny prey of course, but say I'm feeding a large monitor, I'd offer 2 small rats rather than one large one, even though it could physically manage the big rat. Just wondering why we don't do that with snakes, and why it wouldn't be easier on the snake to digest 2 smaller prey vs. one large prey the way it is with lizards. Just a kind of random thought I had, I like to kind of understand the why behind the guidelines we try to follow with out herps. I think it makes us better herpers vs. just reading and memorizing care guides.