Hi, In my experience they're very shy snakes and need to be left alone for a while. They are also strictly nocturnal. Ideally, keep the enclosure between 25 and 28 C and use sand in the cage. Also, keep an inverted earthen pot (any flower-pot will do) with a hole for the snake to curl up in. These gusys are pretty tough and i've seen them eat pretty much anything including smaller snakes. try geckos and maybe frogs. Chinmay.