I've just bought a viv and am going to get a corn for ds(9), I'm just deciding on which particular snake.
Initially I wanted an older one, so it was less wriggly (I also have a 5yo) and didn't live as long due to the long term commitment if ds moves out and found a 10yo one but a fair drive away (day trip there and back). However we've been to a local pet shop who have a yearling that we're quite in love with. The shop say the older they are the more health problems (as I would expect) and expensive vet bills (is this true?) but obviously they have an agenda to sell their snake