As a kid I was always out in the garden catching garters, or in the window wells catching toads.
When I was 4 years old it was decided I could have my very own pet. We had always had dogs, but I wanted something of my own. My mom sent me and my dad off to the pet store to get my first pet (a hamster), well much to my mom's dismay, we came home with an iguana (who is still alive today
I guess history has a huge part of it, but in addition to that, some of the reasons I keep them these days are...
-they are greatly misunderstood
-beautiful and fascinating
-unlike people, you get what you see... no hidden agendas, no lies