I think the bigger problem here is anyone (not just thread starter) really underestimanting food sizes. Lately on forums, this one and others I can't belive how small a prey item is being offered still. I can understand peoples reluctance to feed something a bit bigger, but snakes can eat 1.5 times their widest girth very safely and even more if need be. My new born snakes all took three day old pinkies as a first meal, sure they were large but they got them down and have all digested these "huge" meals. Its amazing what snakes can do.