Sounds a bit pricey! As for the 'cool' thing, I hear ya! I have a friend who is obsessed with bunnys and when I asked her if she could handle one and if she had the money for the vet she said 'well, of course if it was ill I would take it to the vet but no regular check-ups, I dont wanna stress it out'', when I said what if it needs to be nuetered or spayed she said 'what does that mean?', thats when I started getting mad, I said why do you want a pet you know nothing about? and she said 'Coz they are cute and I do know stuff about them, I know they ALL like carrots and thats what id feed 'em on, no hay, its bad for them' I said no offence I would hope you dont get any animals then- prepare to hear something stupid and cruel- she said 'I dont want any other animal, they are all mean and smell but bunny wabbits are absoulutely perfect!', she carried on saying how I am stupid to be going veg., want pets that arent rabbits and other stuff but I walked away at this point, no wonder her parents wont let her have a pet. Sorry to hijack your thread, that is a beautiful snake!