I've not read Boneville, no, maybe I should!
Way back, when I first played Neopets, one of my first pets was Flat the Frogstomp (later a Quiggle) who loved omelettes, so I approve!
They can certainly be easily rattled snakes
I can only agree! We have two Hoggies. One isn't exactly a bundle of joy (the big female), but the little one, Neffs, is like this all the time.