Originally Posted by REM955
A lovely animal. As I was thinking of one as a far off plan.
To go the other direction, what would you say to discourage me from getting one?
That's an odd thing for me to answer. they do grow very large very fast, and need to be fed a lot of food, so the cost is a bit higher than some other snakes. Mine "huffs" when it is out and is being guided in a direction other than where he wants to go, so it is fairly obvious it really doesn't like being handled, but this particular snake has no desire to actually fight with me. Controlling a large quick snake is more of a chore than a pleasantry to some, as well.
They also need a large space to live in, if you consider that a con. It also seems the more blue ones are not easy to find, it is fun to show people a v"B"b and try to tell them why it is green.
I never tried to talk someone out of a snake before, That was no easy task.