Great! He's carred Miami around all day today. If he isn't sitting at the table eating a meal he has it in his hand. He had to show it to the mailman, the neighbor, the person walking their dog. He had to call all of his friends, then he had to have friends over to see.
Interestingly, it seems to have a real calming effect on him.
The only bummer part is that everyone he talks to has a snake story and they're all pythons or boas, two snakes I wouldn't let him have because they will only eat live prey. Somehow they've become quite glamourous in his mind and he got a little pissy that I wouldn't let him have one.
I told him that every idiot off the street can walk into petco and buy a python or a boa because that's all they sell. Only the real snake lovers go to the real snake store and buy a real snake, not some boring, everybody has one python or boa.
We'll see how it shakes down.
I have a feeling that when his snake gets bigger it will seem quite glamouous to his friends.