Boid keeper and Jeff, It all depends on where you live and what the laws are for that particullar place. Here in the states it all depends on which state you live in. For ex... I live in missouri and i can keep up to 5 (total) native reptiles and amphibians if i go over that amount then i have to get a permit ($50) and have my house inspected each year. But i have heard other states only allow 2 each of different speices.
As far as that kid try to educate him if he still doesnt' want to listen try his mother.
1.2 Bearded dragons (Login, Raven, & Jean Grey) 1.1.1 Corn snakes(Havoc,Sable, & Kink0 1.5 Leo's (Psyloke (Lucky-male) Speedball, Domino, Rouge, Siren, Elektra) 1.0 Veiled Chams (Neo), 0.1 Rose Hair T. (Night Crawler) 0.0.3 Crested Geckos (Shiva, Storm, Beast) 0.2 Kenyan Sand Boas (Tigra & Cloak)