Quote Originally Posted by iris View Post
I'm allergic to anything furry, we were considdering a ball python. They seem so sweet, but I didn't really know how their temper actually is. They're not pets the same way a dog or cat is, but are they actually ok to handle and such?
Absolutely. But. Unlike a cat or dog, you can't let them roam without a possible escape escapade. If their head can fit, they can usually squeeze their body there. Ours made it under the water heater door and into the wall (the apartment complex hadn't sealed the pipe for the water heater) and into our downstairs neighbor's bathroom. And you have to handle them regularly. Ours was a retired museum snake, so she was very used to people, and very docile.