And they make half-decent pets. You set 'em loose and they catch their own food. However, they're not good around small children--they catch their own food--and they won't fetch the morning newspaper. They will crawl into your bed sometimes on cold nights, attracted by the smell of weak pathetic mammal, and your body heat.
PS. I am obviously pro-reptile. They're what people would have evolved into if we'd had any class.
PPS. I'm offsite today. Play especially nice in comments. I won't be around to tell you when you're stuupid.