||Chinese Water Dragon
||5 Year(s) 6 Month(s) Old
Hi n my name is Jiaolong (Jiao, chiao, kiao -lung). It means the crocodile dragon, ruler over all aquatic animals, sometimes called Flood Dragon.
I'm a large, beautiful, male Chinese Water Dragon looking for my forever home.
Because most of us are wild caught and sold on the cheap, people don't understand that we are NOT a beginner pet, But if you are willing to be patient and learn what we need, we are great pets regardless of your experience.
We are already under a lot of stress and many of us don't make it past 2 years old due to poor housing and care. But guess what, I'm already 5 years old! I'm past that shaky ground. Which means I can be with you for a long long time if you want me to be.
I'm really excited for the outlook of my life because the rescue will make sure that my new family knows everything they need to so I can have a long and happy life, which can be 10 to 15 years!
Unlike iguanas that look like me, I am friendlier and easier to handle. I love to eat all the bugs I can possibly get, and I can eat quite a lot, too! Fish are a great food for me too.
I am a climber, and a swimmer. If you're interested in putting together something custom the rescue can help you do that fairly quickly. If not, there are lots of things we can make work for us.
I need 80% humidity and I don't understand glass so I've been able to figure it out thus far. My confusion can cause me to rub my face along the glass until I cause damage to my nose so if we can avoid it great if not I'm already at a point where I can work with it.
The larger my enclosure, the less likely I am to hurt my face. Don't worry, again, the rescue will provide you with all of the information that you will need to prepare for my arrival :)
I am a lovely dragon and if treated right I can be happy and healthy and bring joy to your heart and brighten your day! If you're willing to take a chance on me, I'm willing to take a chance on you! I can learn to trust those who treat me right, understand my needs, and just have a little bit of patience. Could my new home be with you?
If you would like to get to know more about me NOW, just fill out the super quick application and an adoption counselor will be in touch!
1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.