I have 2 diamond pythons roughly 6 years old I’ve nicknamed Grumpy (cause he’s an asshole) and Plod (cause he seems a little slow and special compared to the other one lol). On Friday I offered them each a large rat (have always fed them large rats without any issues) Grumpy refused (he shed 2 days later) and Plod happily ate his. However it’s now been 4 days and he still has this HUGE bulge and from the bulge down has gone all lumpy and fatty. I have them in a wooden enclosure with glass front 1350x600x1200mm with heat lamps on a thermostat and seperate lighting. Both are on timers. The warm end gets to around 28 and the cool end around 23-24. I live in Melbourne and it’s been quite cold recently. Plot still moves around the tank but for the last day or so every time I’ve checked on him he’s been on the platform directly under the basking lamp. I have their heat lamps on timers coming on at 10am and switching off at 2pm. Their lighting comes on at 7am and goes off at 7pm. I’m starting to worry about him as the bulge is bigger than immediately after he consumed the rat. And normally within 2-3 days max there’s no bulge at all. should I run the heat lamps for longer the next couple days to try help him digest his food? Or is a trip to the vet in order? This is my first time owning diamond pythons, or any snakes honestly, I’ve had these guys for almost 5 months now and I’ve done as much research as possible but am in no way an expert and I don’t want these fellas to suffer or die. They’ve been together since the day they hatched but were basically abandoned at the start of the year until I said I would take them. Up until now I seemed to have nursed them back to health. They were both doing 10x better than when I got them... until now. but now this fella is worrying me The photo of the 2 of them was the day after Plod ate on Saturday. The one of him on his own was last night, Tuesday night. he’s my favourite as he’s a little more placid and relaxed. Grumpy moves too fast and I’m terrified of being bitten. I don’t have much overall experience with handling snakes and I don’t want to upset, stress, or potentially harm either of them. am I freaking out for no reason or am I in my right to go all crazy-stress-head-mum-mode on these guys? (I have 3 kids the stress of these guys getting sick is almost if not equal to the stress when one of my kids get sick!) any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.