Well, I run everything outof my home. I am currently at about 60 or so snakes. With a good routine, I spend about an hour every night and about 4 hours every weekend working int he herp rooms. But I would venture to say that each hot takes as much time for daily mantainance as 5 nonvens. Just get a routine and system down. Just don't get so overloaded on herps that they begin to suffer. Keep everything in plain site and easily accesible. remember, out of sight is out of mind.
I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.