Adoptable Animals

Here at the Northern Colorado Herpetological Society we want our adoptable animals to find their perfect forever homes and we want adopters to find their perfect match. So we want to encourage a dialogue between the adopters and our adoption counselors by talking one on one about our animals and their needs in a forever home. If you are interested in adopting one of our animals please send us a message!

Adoptable Animals


These precious little noodles were born in our care after their mother was brought to our partners at NCWC when she was accidently transported from her native home in Kansas to Fort Collins. Because she is a non-native to Colorado and we could not transport her back to her home, she needed a new lease on life in captivity with us. After being in our care for 2 weeks, Ziva (aka Mama DeKay) gave live birth to her babies! These tiny snakes, while similar to our native garter snakes, will grow to a maximum size of about 12″. Being born in captivity, they will likely do well for handling as they mature but would prefer a home where they can be appreciated in their enclosure.


Flower was transferred to our care from our friends at the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center after she was brought to them as an unknown turtle species. She was originally from Oklahoma and was unfortunately taken from the wild there illegally. Because we don’t know where exactly in Oklahoma she was found, she is not a candidate for release. Flower is a bit shy with people as she was previously a wild animal but is slowly starting to learn that people = her favorite snacks, earthworms! Flower would love a quiet home with an outdoor enclosure she can roam in the summertime and an indoor area to spend her winters.


Logan is a super sweet boy with a lot of love and snuggles to give. He loves napping under his favorite hides but will come out to say hello and do a happy dance with his front feet for his favorite worm and roach treats! Logan would love a home with space to accommodate his long skink body and a comfy spot to snuggle up. When held, Logan’s favorite spot to hang out is on the shoulder of his favorite person.

Yoshi is a spunky and curious adult Tegu. He enjoys long naps in his favorite hide and is an eager eater of protein and fruits, but he can be a little picky about eating his vegetables. Yoshi is looking for an adult only home with a lot of space to explore at his leisure. Yoshi has some small deformities in his toes due to improper shedding in his early years so his forever home will need to be conscious of potential future health risks and be ready for lots of soaks and keeping enclosure humidity at the proper level for his species.

Baashir prefers to lead and not follow. He can be Feisty for feeding and loves to chase down his food. Baashir would do well in a home that can provide him with enrichment objects and fun experiences. He can be a little wiggly for handling when he is first approached in his enclosure but loves to explore and check out new things once he is outside of his enclosure.

Suraj is a shy and quiet type. He spends much of his time snuggled up in his favorite hides and usually only comes out to explore in the dead of night. We suspect he may have some vision problems and needs to be hand fed his meals.



Artemis is a sweet and quick leopard gecko. She would love a home that can provide her with many hides and snacks. She can be a little wiggly for handling and would do best in a home with older kids or adults.