What is the general consensus around here regarding snakes? I would imagine keeping one is negative, but I have a corn snake and have never really understood the reasons why. Snakes in captivity have healthy food that wont fight back, a perfectly heated enclosure, vet care anytime, protection from predators, clean water and living conditions, and the right amount of food. Also, snakes aren't like chimpanzees or parrots--they're not super intelligent, and possess only a reptilian brain. This brain is very primal, and they're not as complex as other animals are. They're not depressed (at least mine isn't), and they get stressed out in too big of a cage. I'm not saying that you should give a snake a small cage, it's just that they would be unhappy in a room. They're very different from mammals, and a lot of times people judge them wrong because they think they live like mammals. Thanks.