I used to have two pythons and various smaller snakes (garter snakes and the like). The pythons had eggs but nothing came of them owing to some idiot visitor we had turning off the heater instead of the TV at the plug one winter night. Both pythons used to be let out in the evenings. The male python hated my daughter for some reason and used to pounce on her every opportunity but neither of them used to mind the cats too much. probably because they were well-fed. I also had five iguanas who often got loose. The baby used to climb up the curtains and peer at us over the curtain rail. The biggest one was huge and could be a force to be reckoned with. They used to live under the stairs, and the easiest way to get them all to go in was to bring our harris hawk into the house.