Totally. My neighbor (and me) are total cat nerds. She has three cats, I visit them every day and play with them, and I am getting a cat soon. I am also an animal fact machine. I used to have a chameleon, but it died because it fell off the place where it was hanging and I think it broke a rib and the vet care place was closed. It died 2 days later. My brother has a gecko, and hopefully soon we are getting a cat and a dog. We also used to have fish. There were lots of them. Some how they all died, but we just fed the fish and watched them so it didn't really matter because we weren't close to them.