I am pretty excited! The two new snakes I bought my son for his birthday (see this thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=122769 ) are used to eating live rats. Both have scars and Eve (the female) has a recent injury on her back. I am certain they are from feeding mishaps. I DO NOT feed live because of the risk to my snakes and because of the stress to the rat or mouse. So, I bought these planning to try and switch them to frozen thawed, KNOWING it can be almost impossible. Well, I fed them this morning.....armed with warm rats and a pair of tongs, I took a deep breath and WOW....both snakes immediately took their rat and "killed" it without giving it a second thought!!!! Good babies!!! I am soooooooo proud of them!!!!!