Ok GNG need some input, Any tips for convincing a landlord with a no pets policy to let me keep 60 snakes in the apartment? This is real, and I actually need help, funny sounding as it may be. if you were the landlord, what would it take to convince you? I need to make an offer that she can't turn down.. More detail, I have a large collection of snakes (around 60) currently, I have been able to keep them at home until now. I live in a apartment at school (right off campus), and can drive home 35mins to take care of the snakes once a week(little brother at home helps out during the week). My mother and brother will be moving down to maryland in the next year, and listing the house in the next 2 months. The snakes cant be there for the showing for obvious reasons. I need somewhere to keep them... I'm attempting to get "the in" with a professor who is on some sort of campus animal board overseeing all the labs. my far-fetched idea is to see if I can rent space somewhere on campus, an empty lab maybe, to house the snakes for the next 5 semesters of school. very doubtful as there have to be some sort of regulations that would violate, or something...and it being a big school they are probably less flexible when it comes to making exceptions. I really started getting into this hobby a good 10 years ago, but didn't start investing seriously until about 5 years ago, so selling off the collection is my very last resort. worst part is this year would be the big year where I start to actually make money. Before it was more "oh nice, the babies i produced paid most of the food bill for my pet addiction", and then i'd go and invest an another high end animal setting me back further. Now i'm ready to start producing those higher end animals, making a substantial profit. There is a chance I can find another hobbyist who might want to take my collection until i graduate, use them as breeders and would get to keep half the offspring in return. However, i'd be loosing out on half the potential money from each years breeding. If I do it right, the offspring would pay for my tuition..so id very much prefer to retain them under my own care. I'm thinking of taking along some photos, just to show how neat and clean an operation this is. I keep them in rack systems, so it isn't a mad jungle of messy tanks and cages all over the place. I think I could cram them all in a room, if I had a 20' x 8' of space for the racks. Ive even thought about trying to find a family with a spare bedroom that wanted some extra cash, and would rent it out to me just for the snakes... Any crazy ideas or suggestions?