When I was a kid my parents were allergic to cats and dogs but I wanted a pet. They bought me a turtle whe I was 11 and that started the obsesion. From Turtles I moved to a green iguanna and then other small lizards. For about a year at the beging of my second degree I didn't have anything. I knew the guy who took my iggy bred corn snakes so I decided to give them a try. I got on line did some home work got the snake and never looked back. That was November 2001. I still have him about about 20 others!