I'm hoping to flip my house this fall, and buy myself a nicer (bigger) house. I'm getting a little too crowded in here. And since my home has doubled in value since I bought it 2 years ago, I may as well use that difference to get a nicer house. The downside is that I have to show it while I still live in it, which may be a bit of a problem. When you're selling a house, you want every impression to be positive, and for people that don't like snakes, being confronted with a 9 foot boa may be, well, traumatizing, even if she is in a secure cage, even if you do have warning. While I can rent a storage unit for my knickknacks and furniture, but I can't put my snakes in it. And I can't very well tell prospective buyers that they just can't go in that room, either. I want them to see that room. We put a lot of work into the remodel, and it is a very nice room, and would be a good selling point. Anyone here who has been through this? had to show a house, complete with (large) reptiles? So far my best idea is to put them all in their rubbermaid storage bins, and let people assume it's just stuff we started packing, and put their cages in storage units. While my smaller herps can live in plastic bins, my big girl, Akasha (9 ft redtail) really can't for any length of time. It's fine for a couple days if traveling, but not for the weeks (or months) it may take us to sell the house and move into the next one. My other idea was to try and find an apartment in town that would allow me to sign a lease month by month, and simply house my reptiles (and myself) there for the time being.... but that seems like an awful lot of work, and most apartments here want a 6 month or 1 year contract.