Believe it or not, it started with watching the WWF and Jack the Snake Roberts...lol. That and some Alice Cooper Clips. Then a friend start to keep a Boa Constrictor and I was hooked. I started reading about them end in those days there was no Internet yet so that was a costly thing to do.
I however personally don't like keeping animals in plastic drawers, although maybe breeders do so successfully.
Reptiles are quit, they do not need to be exercised, don't eat every day and if you want to go on holiday just stay away for some time no problemo. (talking snakes now)