Just curious. As far as pets go, there is no owner recognition & they act entirely on instinct. The majority of people own them because they are either fascinated with the species or because it’s just “cool” to own one? A lot of reptiles can be tamed, but even reptiles (like dragons or monitors) that are tamed are tamed to humans, not necessarily the owner. As much as some would like to think, snakes aren’t tamed at all (to humans or anything else). I asked a python owner at a store once, while he was holding his python, that if he was to stretch out his hand, would the python climb up because he recognizes that it is the owners hand, or because its just an object for it to climb on, and the response was: its just an object for him to climb on. If the majority of people that own snakes do so because they are fascinated and respect the species then how come so many are abandoned because the owners either lose interest or can’t properly house them as adults? If that’s such a common outcome, then the majority of owners must be those who simply think its “cool” to own a snake, with out understanding any of the responsibilities involved. Which group do you fall in to? :?: :wink: Countless owners on this forum are housing snakes in inadequate habitats (whether it is tank size or other general requirements). Pictures are worth a 1000 words, and I sometimes wonder why people post pictures of their huge pet python in a cage that’s big enough to house the rat they are about to pounce on.