Got Pet Snakes Boy, February 2003 all ready. Where does the time go ? Well I hope everybody came into the New Year in one piece ? Gloria and Monte ( my pet Ball Pythons ) are doing very good. They sleep alot in the winter months, not so active. They both have heaters under thier tanks, but they like the summer. They enjoy the warm summer sun. The good thing is, in the winter they don't eat as much. They'll make up eating in the summer. I have a large white rat for a house guest now, since December. That was the last time they ate. I give them both a chance to make lunch out of the guest weekly, but after 15 or 20 minutes, thier not interested, I take the rat away. So the fat rat is getting fatter everyday. He lives in a 10 gallon tank above my refrig. That way my Oskar ( Boxer Kid) doesn't see him and cries, wanting to play with him. Hope to hear from everyone, about thier pet snakes.