My parents love my herps. My dad is a vet, so he likes them, and my ball pythons was my moms idea! She bought her and everything. I Think that she just wanted a BP!! lol. They even buy food! I usually buy my lights, an mineral powder, but they oftensay "oh, let me pay for that, you spend enough money on your reptiles" My parents are pretty cool, the only one in my whole family who doesnt like snakes is my grandpa!!