Originally Posted by Drayvan
If it's a royal you want, then get one
they're not hard to feed if you give them security and accept that they naturally fast for some periods of the year or at certain life stages.
Agree with this, don't let anything put you off. Sure they can be bad feeders but at the same time they can be excellent feeders.
As above said give them the security they need - make sure they have a few places to hide and cover to move between each side of the tank, mine has a hide on each side and a log in the middle which he can climb under/around the back and basically go between his water bowl and both hides and barely be seen if he wanted too and he hasn't refused a single meal since I've owned him.
Fascinating snakes too come in an amazing selection of morphs.