Anthromorphism is not totally bad but I feel it is not a good thing to do because you are misinterpreting an animal's real feelings and actions. Snakes can't feel love, only toleration towards us, but I still love all of mine to death.
It can become dangerous because when people say that their snakes "like" to be handled, some of these snakes also "like" to go off food if overhandled, baffling the owner on why his or her snake is fasting because they think their snake loves them and wants to be with them all the time. That is when it becomes bad.
I handle each of my snakes about half an hour in total each week, sometimes an hour in a week, and I haven't had any problems to speak of.
Last edited by Andy_G; 09-27-03 at 03:17 PM..