Research, Research, oh and more research. # 5 great one...
Quarintine, and fecals, Find a vet that takes herps in your area before you get your herp.
Don't take in rescues if you can't provide the care needed.
Make sure your enclosure is escape proof, before your snake escapes.
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)