It depends on the herp and the person. For Corey at this point, 1000 IS low end. It also depends on your income.
jjnnbns I believe its literally impossible to make sure each baby is going to a good home. All breeders would hope for that, but in reality you just cannot spend the time it takes to find that perfect home for each baby. I found it hard to do with only 20 cornsnakes and in the end couldn't spend anymore time on it, so half went to a pet store. It's a nice thought, but when producing anything you would have to be ready to feed and house the off spring for a LONG time until you find homes you feel are suitable for each one. This means you are out more money each week feeding and housing them. It's a choice for sure.