I may have missed it if I did sorry for bring it up again but most snakes that won't take F/T will take a fresh kill. I had a ball that would not come out of his fast this year and a fresh killed rat from the hemostats did the trick. I had a hog island boa that I had to convert from live. She went from live fuzzie mouse to a stunded fuzzie to a fresh kill to frozen thawed. My point is even if you have to feed live you can stun it first and use hemos to greatly reduce the risk of injury to your snake. I see no reason to ever have to place a live feeder on the floor cage.