:) I feed live about 99% of the time. I do feed F/T when I run low on live. I have about 100 breeder snakes and hence raise my own rodents. I do freeze some of the extra rodents and from time to time have to dip into the freezer to meet my feeding demands, but mostly I feed live. I have never had a mishap and I feed about 5,000 live items a year not counting babies. I too have young snakes that will swallow a pinkie alive with no ill-effects.