Okay. So to start off, please don't call me ungrateful or selfish or anything like that. Hear me out! And I know this isn't the place to ask this but I have no where else to ask, and I need advice. I'm 15 years old. I know I'm young and I hope there isn't a age requirement on here cause I love this site. 2 years ago my science teacher gave me her corn snake. It's a good thing I took her in because it was very neglected and on the verge of death. But I nursed her back. And she is doing perfect!!! I rescued a boa on Sunday May 4 2014. He was also neglected. They gave him no heat, no humidity, no hide box, left the cage dirty and fed him once a month. I have reason to believe that he has RI and something else wrong with him. I will be scheduling a vet appointment tomorrow (they are closed now). I will do my absolute best to nurse him back to health. I will pay all the money I have to keep him alive. I give my snakes the best of care, I always have sense I got my corn. And I always will. Sense I am 15 I am limited to the jobs I can have. Currently I ref soccer and I am filling out applications for a burger joint and a car wash. So I can provide for my snakes and more. I have always bought everything for my snakes. My parents have never helped with anything to do with my snakes other than energy bill and I have never asked them to buy any supplies or anything for me. So what I need help with is convincing my parents to let me rescue and have more reptiles. I am very responsible when it comes to my animals (I only have 2 snakes no other animals. I use to own a dog but my dad got rid of him and said I could get more animals to replace him but he retracted that statement) I have researched reptiles for 4 years. It's my only passion! I have gone through tons of fazes. Like skateboarding, rapping, dirt bikes etc... All of them I thought were my calling. But they never lasted more than a week. Reptiles are the only thing I have retained a interest in and always will have that interest. I have never wanted to invest all my money, and time, and LIFE TO ANY THING other than reptiles. The only way I will go to college is if it's for herpetology or to be a reptile vet of some sort. I think you get the point. I'm dedicated to snakes. There are sooo many big neglected snakes on Craigslist around me. Or they don't even have to be neglected, if they are rehomed to someone who doesn't know what they are doing they'll probably become neglected. So I feel it is better that I take them in and save them, and the people who don't know what they're getting into, wallets. Does that make sense? My parents don't want me to have more than one snake in the house. If I have to I'll build a small shed that is perfect for keeping my snakes. I'll help pay the electricity bill. I'll do anything. What can I do?! I really want this. I know what I'm getting into.