Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Groot!

Type Lizard
Primary Breed Bearded Dragon
Secondary Breed
Name Groot
Gender Male
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Gray
Secondary Color
Age 5 Year(s) 2 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Groot! Best name ever in my opinion ;)

I was surrendered to the rescue because my previous family didn't have enough time for me due to life changes. Unfortunately, this means that I am now looking for my forever home for the 3rd time. But I just know that this time I will find my forever home!

I came to the rescue with a mild case of MBD. This means that though I can run all over with no problem, I don't have normal function of my limbs all of the time. I will hug your hand tight with my arms and my legs when you pick me up and I need help eating, especially my bugs. It's easy and kind of nice to have the company :)

Don't worry bout my MBD, the rescue has worked hard to stop its progression and with the help of my new family providing what I need, I will stay as healthy and happy as I am now. Oh, I almost forgot, I am a leatherback dragon, which means I am soft to the touch!

I love to be with my people, bask in the sun (supervised), and get plenty of exercise.. As a beardie, I require my own habitat as we do best housed individually. With the right diet, habitat, substrate, temperature, and humidity I can live a long and healthy life of up to 12 to 14 years! We are not sure of my age as I have already been in 2 homes that gave me up :( What we do know is that I am a happy, healthy full-grown adult that will be around for quite a long time.

I do not like to be around other reptiles. If I can see them or smell them I am very unhappy. Being the dragon of your eye is my dream!

My age determines what I eat! I currently need to eat 20% protein and 75% veggies and 5% fruit. Basically, a good salad topped with a few bugs for flavor. I was not fed the right foods in my previous home so I am still working on getting used to greens but I am doing better and better with each feeding. Check out this website to learn more >

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!

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR ANIMALS. We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.

Animal Care Reference Material:

The bearded dragon is probably the most popular pet lizard by virtue of it having more of a personality than most other lizards. Beardies are widely captive bred and their care requirements are easily established given the right information. Beardies come from very hot regions of Australia and like it hot. Beardies eat insects and plant material and are usually very hardy feeders.