Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Kai!

Type Lizard
Primary Breed Green Iguana
Secondary Breed
Name Kai
Gender Undetermined
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Green
Secondary Color Blue
Age 10 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Kai because of my beautiful color!

I was rescued from a pet store because I was housed with another and the result was damage to my 'fingers and toes' on both of my right limbs. Luckily for me, the damage is minor!

I am a very young iguana so I am still learning what it means to be handled by humans. My foster parents have been taking it slow with me so that I learn from positive interactions. I have not started the 'teenage' phase yet where puffing and tail snaping come into play. My foster parents are hoping to get me past that point without reinforcing it.

This is also the type of person I am looking for to adopt me. Someone with iguana or at least reptile experience who is willing to commit to not only me right now, as cute as I am, but me through all of my emotional phases and growing pains. I am also looking for someone who will commit to me for my entire lifetime, which can be 20+ years, but also commit to giving me the right living situation as I grow. My length can be from 12 – 17 inches (Snout to vent), this does not include the length of my tail. And in terms of weight, if I am male (to young to tell yet) I can get up to 8.8 lbs and if I am female I can weigh between 2.6 – 6.6 lbs. This is of course, if I am truly a green iguana, I may be blue!

A blue iguana is a MUCH bigger animal (Length: 1.7 – 2.5 ft. (Without Tail) Mass: 31 lbs) and my lifespan can double!!! But we 'think' I am green :)

I am a vegetarian so all veggies and some fruits for me. NO BUGS OR MEAT! This will severely upset my health. I can eat a variety of veggies so getting creative so I don't get bored would be amazing!!!

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 you will be contacted to set up a date!

Animal Care Reference Material:

Lizards are often the first pet reptile for a lot of folks. They are the closest reptile that looks like a dinosaur and they don’t carry the innate fear that snakes bring to certain people. Lizards can make great pets and depending on the species, can be regularly handled.