Hello everyone, I have recently managed to acquire a beautiful pair of my bucket list snakes. They are black-headed pythons. They may not be much of a big deal in collection in Australia but I have been obsessed with them as well as womas since the first time I saw some in person at a reptile show here in the states over 20 years ago. Of course back then I was a poor college kid and they were selling for $10,000.00 for womas and $20,000.00 for black-headed. Fast forward to now and they are much more affordable and my financial situation has allowed for me to get pairs of both. Now I have some great resources for information on both here in the states. I purchased them from well respected breeders. They have advised me on responsible feeding and growth rates for both. I am aware of the hazards and propensity of obesity for both species if they are power fed. As a result I am slow growing them by giving them small frequent meals. Doing so i am told will take 4 yo 5 years to get my bhp's to a healthy breeding size. With all that said and provided I am successful in breeding these guys there is one area where information seems to be rather limited. That is getting the hatchlings bhp's to eat. I have been told assist feeding is simply required in most cases even when offering the reptiles these guys naturally feed on. I am hoping to get some insight into this. I don't mind assist feeding if that truly is the only option but I can't see how these guys survive in the wild if they really require this no matter what the prey item offered. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have attached a couple pictures of two of my snakes for attention.