Hey there guys, just a question as per the title. On Oct 7 I acquired a South Western Carpet Python. I don't have it's exact age but it should be a little under a year old. It's very cage defensive and flighty, but we are getting there. First handling I copped 6 tags in about a minute, but now we are down to around 1 per session (no tags when picking it up, just when redirecting it from my face >.>). S/He is a brilliant eater. The previous owner had been feeding it Fuzzies and suggested I feed it the day after receiving it. I was dubious about offering food that soon but figured I may as well. I upped the food size to Hopper Mouse and the carpet took it very happily (but I could see it was debating whether to bite me or the mouse). So since I have had the carpet it has eaten: 8 Oct (Mon) 1x HM 16 Oct (Tues) 2x HM 23 Oct (Tues) 2x HM It has not rejected any meal in this short space of time, and it is definitely calming down a little. I do keep handling down to about twice a week. In regards to husbandry: Hot Side measures 33*C Cold Side measures 25.9*C Heating is supplied by a DIY Heat Cord Tile. Lighting is an LED strip attached to a timer. Strip is on the outside, no need to panic about adhesives here. The enclosure itself is a wooden viv I made up after realizing a click clack was just not working out (in order to replace his water I had to disturb him and take tags). Whilst in the click clack he was using his perch, now he just hides in his box on the hot side. His mice are defrosted in warm water and I do not dry them, so he is getting water that way. However, I have not once seem him go to his water dish. In all fairness, it is very rare for me to see my Stimmie drinking too. In the time I have had him, he has not defecated once. He hasn't developed the appearance of "hips" yet near his vent and he has not the sunken spine of obesity nor the protruding spine + wrinkles of an underweight snake. For all intents and purposes he appears healthy so I am not terribly panicked or anything. I just figured I should double check that I am not causing a problem here, or whether or not he may be in fact on the road to trouble. Thanks for reading my ill-structured wall of text!