You know the way every talks about how we shouldn't handle our animals and how they don't want or need us maybe we should take a step back and think then why the hell do we have these animals in captivity. Cause I can garuntee they damn well probably like being in a cage far less then being touched. Your right snakes are not companion animals like dogs and cats so maybe...just maybe we shouldn't own them at all. Not only own them but breed genetic traits that would be a death sentence in the wild. But I won't get into that. I'm not taking sides here just keep in mind owning snakes period isn't what the animal wants either. I know captive breeding is a neccessity thanks to the state of our world but most herp owners are not breeders. Just some food for thought.
"Only through education do we teach the ignorant that which we love is not evil but wonderous"....