I'd just be afraid of waking up one day with a snake staring me in the face. One of us would die that day. >_> I suppose I can see the point in using small animals to teach responsibility before you get anything larger, but I was more referring to having one after you've learned to be responsible. My ex had two rabbits that she loved for whatever reason, and I was just like "...really?" because I dunno how anyone could love something that exists only to shit everywhere and procreate constantly.