@cris. You completely missed the mark on that one! That sort of attempt at humour needs to be targeted at an appropriate recipient. A new keeper asking critical question is definitely not appropriate. Something to bear in mind for the future… @Lanea. The post form Cris was meant to be a humorous comparison of male versus female differences using photography as the vehicle – the males stay out of the pictures they take of objects, while females supposedly want their faces in the pictures of objects they photograph. I’ll bet money this particular meme was created by a male. I love the photographs and believe having a beautiful lady such as yourself holding the animals only enhances the result, both in terms of aesthetics and being clearly indicative of the friendly, laid back nature of the snakes when in human company. Great job! Looking at the photos of the carpet, its body condition looks OK. It has the capacity to put on a little more weight, but not very much. It is certainly not emaciated. So Paul’s advice can be followed without you feeling worried about adverse effects on the reptile. Its body systems are geared to stop eating at this time of year and its body condition is well and truly sufficient to support that. In terms of care required for any of your species, please do not hesitate to ask, even if you feel it’s a “dumb question”, as the majority of experienced members here are only here to share their wealth of practical knowledge and help others to be successful keepers as well.