Originally Posted by Drayvan
Answers in red, although I was just interested in your reasoning not a debate, but seeing as there was bits directed at me I've answered
So, apart from substrate ingestion, you can't see any reason for feeding them outside, either?
Yes, they do die more frequently in the wild, but it's not from eating "substrate". What are you keeping your snakes on, that's so dangerous? Wouldn't it be safer to switch to something that's not going to kill them if they accidentally swallow a bit?
I nearly always watch mine eating. If they have an appropriate sized food item, any substrate stuck to the food is usually scraped off as the food is squeezed through the snake's mouth. Some will, inevitably, get past, but it will be typically small bits, that would be harmless anyway.
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