I've heard that accelerated growth rate through power feeding, or just by over feeding can be detrimental to reptiles. Even alter their appearance, such as pythons that have grown too fast have big bodies and tiny heads, or blue tongues have massive heads and small bodies. What exactly is power feeding? Why does it result with these physical changes - do the animals not even out once they acquire their adult length? Is it at all detrimental to their health and in what ways? I was thinking of acquiring a hatchling python soon, and I don't want to grow it too fast if it happens to be a garbage guts. I've never really thought about it with my lizards as they seem to be growing at a somewhat normal rate. Not to mention I generally acquire my animals as sub-adult or adults.