In February 2018, I was finally able to get a ball python. I got him, a lovely lesser ball python, from a local breeder at the Tampa Repticon. At first, It was very stressful for me because he fasted for several months. His breeder fed him live, so I was having to deal with taking care of these live rats when he wouldn't eat them.
He unfortunately lost a lot of weight before we were able to get him to eat. We are working on getting him back up to a healthy weight, and since then we have gotten him on frozen rats. He turned 2 years old today and ate his first medium rat! We are both so proud of him and can't wait for him to grow even more!