I was considering feeding outside of the viv in a tub until I came across many people saying it isn't necessary. Probably the nail in the coffin for me were some youtube video's (Snakediscovery being a major one) that showed the different 'modes' that snakes have and how tell if a snake is in feeding mode and how to get a snake out of feeding mode if you want to handle it. From this I understand that snakes primarily strike for 2 reasons. Defense and Feeding. From what I observed, feeding a snake outside of an enclosure only reduces the 'feeding' risk when opening the doors - but understanding snake behaviour and how to tell the snake it isn't feeding time (plus how to handle a defensive snake) seemed to be a more effective means of not getting bitten than feeding out of an enclosure. Then I see your post @Chris1 . So I'm just wondering - when your snakes are wanting to strike when you open the doors - is it just a matter of handling them a certain way (such as rubbing their back with a snake hook) to get them out of feeding mode so you can handle them safely - and you just wish you continued to feed outside so you didn't have to do this - or do your problems go beyond that? Also - given that this post is 6 months old, I was wondering if @GoldenGaytime404 had an update of what decision they decided to go with?