Best of luck to you Jay.
I understand perfectly your reasoning and that you mean no disrespect to your folks. My point is only that I'm willing to bet that your parents are pretty set in their views (which is their right, just as you have yours), and that they're not going to change.
I am only suggesting that you concentrate your energy on more positive aspects and move on. If you do succeed in changing their views and getting them to allow you to keep snakes in their home, I will be the first to salute you.
:eb: Scotty Allen :eb:
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." -- Leonardo Da Vinci