They are a hobby for me. I like learning their habits and traits. I esspecially like the colors and size of all my milks snakes and select king and corns. I do have one favorite pueblan milk snake but i wouldn't be to upset if it were to die. Don't get me wrong, i keep and care for my animals with a high standard of husbandry. I keep very strict records of all my animals. I breed quite a few rodents, hold a full time job and also have 3 kids. I handle the animals as much as possible but for their sake, not mine. My milks are eye candy for me, and i like them all mostly the same. I don't get attached to them. I only have a couple dozen snakes and i try to learn as much about them equally.
There isn't alot of time to get emotionally attached to all my animals.