reptiles, the facts remain shod science come out and say Animals are capable of emotion!
I think it's pretty well understood that mammals are capable of emotion. It's beneficial for them in the wild, to live in a pack/herd and such. Yes, they are predators, but dogs, for example, need to have an "alpha dog" in the pack, which would be the human (most of the time!
). Its the same in captivity - a dog learns if he's good and such he gets treats and gets petted.
I still, however, fail to see how this would apply to reptiles. Crocs, maybe? I've never worked with them, but they are supposed to have the biggest reptile brains. But I still have trouble believing that my leopard gecko loves me and misses me when I leave for the weekend.