New Zealand and Australia are both very similar in lifestyle, but there's one big difference; New Zealand doesn't have snakes. Although I've lived here for years I've never been able to get used to the idea of snakes. So my daughters boyfriend has bought one for a pet, WTF?
It's not poisonous, lives 20 years and up to 7ft long. Told her just keep the thing away from me, and FFS don't lose the thing out of it's cage. Can't imagine having that slimy creeping little thing roaming around the house ready to scare the shit out of me at any moment. Not only that but the cat would eat it at that size, is only small, would be a very tasty treat I expect.