Keeping deadly snakes is not for everybody. It’s a very narrow demographic you might say, and for good reason I suppose.
I generally discourage it because I wouldn’t want to encourage someone who is possibly getting into it for the wrong reasons.
There are a lot of dangerous hobbies out there that thrill seekers gravitate towards, but thrill seeking is not a legitimate reason to keep venomous reptiles, in fact, it’s probably the polar opposite of why I have them. I don’t want to be thrilled by tempting fate! If that’s your bag, then venomous snakes are not for you.
Keeping venomous reptiles is a lot like keeping a tropical fish tank, except fish don’t jump out and try to bite you. Snakes are beautiful, graceful, interesting… And like fish, you don’t take them out and play with them.
I like to use the word “impeccable” when I refer to this hobby because that is how you need to conduct your husbandry tasks. A good keeper follows a set of rules that prescribe proper attire, tools, and techniques. A good keeper is humble and actively seeks advanced learning from more experienced members of the herpetology community.