Anthropomorphism and inter racial intelligence are the most taboo subjects to modern science, you can debate all you whant about what your reptiles are capable of or not, and give opinions like cats and dogs! Witch by the way we have domesticated and are no less predator then any reptiles, the facts remain shod science come out and say Animals are capable of emotion! This who’d be like setting a nuclear bomb on a global scale, just think about it for 10 second, see the implications?
This is why science never uses anthropomorphism, admitting to the slightest emotion that’d start a chain reaction with very very awful results.
Herpetoculture isn’t an exact science!!