Snakes obtain their nutritional needs from eating whole foods, not bits and pieces. If you have been keeping snakes for some time, you really should know that even a few more weeks between feeds does no harm to your snake.
That should give you more than ample time to buy live stock so why do you need to feed it pieces of food than the whole item? I really don't understand why so what is the real problem?
: My blood is a seasoned quail consumer. : Just wondering.. Thanks!