Yeah there is no reason to feed them in their enclosures. The balls will always fit and have room to eat in a 41 qt tub. When the burm is fully grown we will likely feed her in the bathtub. She just ate her first small rat last evening. it was a little on the big side for her, but she handled it like a champ. I don't like going over their diameter on feeding , but this rat was a hair bigger. I won't go over 1.5x their diameter under any circumstances.