Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Jewels!

Type Lizard
Primary Breed Nile Monitor
Secondary Breed
Name Jewels
Gender Undetermined
Spayed / Neutered Undetermined
Primary Color Green
Secondary Color
Age 2 Year(s) 5 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hello! My name is Jewels and I am looking for an experienced forever home - could it be with you?

I am a little bit new to being handled, so you MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE with large lizards who are still learning and a little scared. I'm generally shy and prefer to hide, but I am curious and will watch you when you are lot looking. I am also a great eater!

I can be difficult to get out of the enclosure so I will need your patience to allow me to learn it's a good thing not a scary thing. I really need a large enclosure, larger than can be purchased at a typical pet store. I am not aggressive or forward, just scared so with gloves you can help me out of the habitat slowly and safely.

Though there is no way to really tell what age I am, based on my size I am considered a juvenile. My species can live a long and healthy life of up to 20 years. Bringing me into your family is a lifelong commitment, for both of us!

I can also get quite large, my species can grow to about 6.5 feet and weigh up to 17.8 pounds, although a typical adult averages 5 feet in length and weighs close to 15 pounds - which is why I need a very large enclosure.

I was found wandering in a parking lot and brought to the shelter. While there for another animal, a great volunteer for the rescue saw me and brought me along too!

I am now learning to trust and to be social with people but I would really love to learn to bond to my person too. I can only do that in my forever home, could that be with you?

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and an adoption counselor will reach back out to you!

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.

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