Collette does it so it's all right, am I hearing you correctly? Let me put it this way. For the Sutherlands getting a ball python up to breeding size as fast as possible can mean the difference between 20,000$ or nothing. If you had a small female and she was het for piebald, would you not feed her for a couple weeks so you could get her to feed on pree killed? Or would you do what ever is possible so you can get her to breed asap? They need those bp's to breed, it brings them the $. Think about it.