Are any of members of GardenStew also reptile lovers as well? I've been fascinated with snakes since I was a child. My grandfather was head of exotic species at FWC here in SoFlo and so I had the opportunity as a child to learn a lot about many different invasive species of fish, lizards, snakes and other wildlife. I also had a few corn snakes that I caught in my own backyard but unfortunately, my parents wouldn't let me keep them long term. They had a catch and release philosophy. Aside from corn snakes, I raised two iguanas that my grandfather found for me on one of his walks! Recently, I decided it was time to get myself a pet snake. Something I've wanted for years. Thankfully, there are a lot of Ball Python breeders in this area so I was able to find a regular ball python for a reasonable price. So meet my female Ball Python, Tsarina (Royal Empress of Russia), aka Tsar, Cat, or Tsaritsa. She is three years old, about 3-4 feet long and super friendly! I've got a pretty simple tank set up for her right now with a heat lamp, heat pad, a hide for her and a nice sized water bowl. I'm planning on getting some fake vines for her as well. She has a pretty nice Exo-Terra tank too. In the future, I plan on making a tank for her out of a dresser when I find a cheap one on Craigslist. I also plan on making a bio-active vivarium for her when I have the time and extra $$ to undergo another project. So aside from having two Belgium Malinois females, my boyfriend and I are now the proud parents of a snake! Anyone else here a reptile lover?