Okay so I got a little spotted python hatchy and he doesn't eat. Ive done everything possible so I don't need suggestions on things I should be doing to get him to eat. Like Ive said, I have tried everything and I know what im doing. I have resorted to assist feeding. I find that feeding him a common little garden skink is more successful than a pinky mouse. A skink is long and skinny, and all I have to do is put the head down the snakes throat (ever so genty), then he just does the rest and scoffs it down. I know lizards can carry parasites and what not. But snakes do eat them in the wild... Should I keep going with the skinks??? I feel that it is also safer for my spotted python also... Please give me advice )) Cheers folks!