Thanks for all the responses, things are getting much better around here. It's just so hard being torn between 2 things that you love.
I didn't realize how many of you had the same problem and some even worse than me! I don't know how you do it!!!
My bf was really starting to lose it on the quantity of animals that I have and the fact that we do live in an apartment. 2 dogs and terrariums all over the apartment, then mice cages and mealworms... I can understand why he was getting tired of it a bit, our living room is overtaken with tanks! So I went and got some shelving units and cleared things up a little and now we're talking about purchasing a property soon and HERP room
Good luck to those who are still fighting the battle!