Taking care of a cat or dog is entirely different from taking care of snakes. Many people say that the care of pet snakes is elementary and does not require much expense. I would disagree with this statement because the care is quite specific, and not every person will be willing to do it. There are also many nuances that few people talk about. For example, snakes sometimes emit an unpleasant smell, get sick, are picky about food. If you want a snake badly, you will put up with all the peculiarities. I suggest you read more about snakes at My Snake Pet - All About Your Pet Snake.