View Full Version : I need to convince my parents

08-25-2006, 04:39 PM
Hi, basically have been doing a lot of research on these snakes, and would love to own one. However my parents aren't so keen. Even though the snake would be in my room. Anyone have any good arguments? :hot:

08-25-2006, 04:53 PM
For the next 30 days say NOTHING about a snake.

Every morning when you wake up and see your parents, ask them nicely if you can have a puppy.

Leave pictures of puppies around the house.

Every night before you go to bed, ask again if you can have a puppy.

NEVER mention a snake.

Point out all the positives of puppy ownership: you'll get lots of exercise walking it, you can teach it to bark only on command, you'll learn responsibility by feeding and watering and playing with your new puppy, you'll help keep the house free of puppy hair by vacuuming and dusting regularly, the home will be more secure with a dog to bark at prowlers.

Write out this list and tape it to their bathroom mirror. When they take it down, put it up again, but don't say anything about it.

On day 31, tell them you've decided that they're right, a puppy is just too much to handle and that a snake, who needs NO handling, is fed every 7 to 10 days, makes NO noise, needs NO walks, is hypoallergenic and can be kept forever in a two foot tank is a MUCH better idea and you'll be happy to have one of those instead of a messy poopy barks-all-the-time puppy.

Done correctly, it's a cinch you'll have your snake.

08-25-2006, 05:08 PM
I've only just read what you told me, but basically, I did that very mildly.

I kinda went on and on and on about huge fish tanks (which I also love) and super expensive marine reef fish tanks for a few hours. Then I just said (kinda quietly) 'or a snake' (i had already enlightened them about all the basic facts on hognoses and how awesome they are as pets)

and I think they're warming to the idea :hehe: :dgrin:

08-25-2006, 05:08 PM
damn, I can't edit yet, I forgot to mention I did all that before logging on lol

08-25-2006, 05:44 PM
take Wes' advice...except you should ask for a pony. Or better yet, a baby sister, lol (be careful with that one - sometimes parents do things like that as a bad joke).
Seriously, though, parents can be tough to "convince". What are their stated reasons AGAINST you having a snake?

08-25-2006, 07:17 PM
this is not a lie, this is what my mum said

they are the devil.

my reply was we aren't even Christian anyway :dgrin:

another thing: euuuuuuuuurrrrghhhhhhh

she just doesn't like them, but it's gonna be in my room anyway :hehe:

08-28-2006, 04:07 AM
haha..thats funny..i get that too from time to time...especially when i wear all my snake jewelry..it actually took me two and half years to convince my parents to get me a snake when i got my first one....i remember making them sign a contract stating that if i got straight As i should be able to get a snake..got the straight As and bam.....6 months later got a snake..haha...so whatever you do...dont mention the whole back fang venomous thing just yet...tell them they grow only up to 2-3 feet...and show her the smallest one you know of...trust me..you picked a realllllllly easy snake to fall in love with..seeing as how theyve already got the cute face down...

08-28-2006, 08:19 AM
looks like I can give up tbh

my uncle has stepped in and he's... well... :censored:

I haven't got a chance till I go to uni or whatever