Taming help: Tame lizard escaped and was found but now completely wild. Help? - FaunaClassifieds
FaunaClassifieds  
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
 
  Do you want to be able to bump and highlight your classified ads? Click here!

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - Lizard Discussion Forums > Iguanas & Monitors Discussion Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2015, 02:23 PM   #1
Elepheguttata007
Question Taming help: Tame lizard escaped and was found but now completely wild. Help?

I have an asian water monitor that unfortunately escaped and was in the wild of my neighborhood for 3 DAYS until he was THANKFULLY found. He was a very tame, easy going lizard at 3.5ft and 2 yrs old. Since I got him back it seems like we are at ground zero again and he is completely wild and agressive. It breaks my heart. I'm thankful to have him back, no complaints there, but I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with this sort of thing or if there's anything special I could do to help him get back to how he was before. Poor guy has lost his confidence and hisses and is terrified of everything
Thank you.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
Otto Glott
Most likely from being exposed to natural sunlight and a taste of freedom.
 
Old 12-15-2015, 03:35 AM   #3
Buzzard111
Amazing that you found him. You are not the first to have this happen with the same monitor species. I have seen this happen alot if you dig through different forums. I hope your water monitor comes back to where he was. Please keep us updated.
 
Old 03-14-2016, 08:55 PM   #4
dajuice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elepheguttata007 View Post
I have an asian water monitor that unfortunately escaped and was in the wild of my neighborhood for 3 DAYS until he was THANKFULLY found. He was a very tame, easy going lizard at 3.5ft and 2 yrs old. Since I got him back it seems like we are at ground zero again and he is completely wild and agressive. It breaks my heart. I'm thankful to have him back, no complaints there, but I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with this sort of thing or if there's anything special I could do to help him get back to how he was before. Poor guy has lost his confidence and hisses and is terrified of everything
Thank you.
How's the monitor? Did he eventually calm down or what?
 

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! FaunaClassifieds.com is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!

 
Reply

Tags
asian water, monitor, water monitor, wild

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Victoria, Tx.-Southern Hog found wild in Texas Promethius The Welcome Room & New Member Intros 4 12-08-2010 07:42 PM
Escaped and found story gothra Geckos Discussion Forum 3 03-21-2006 09:57 AM
snake found in basement was released back into the wild piclady General Herp Talk 0 09-25-2004 08:01 AM
GORGEOUS dwarf 6ft Bali Retic COMPLETELY TAME!!! TheSnakeGuy123 Pythons 9 03-04-2004 04:09 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 AM.







TESTING!
Fauna Top Sites


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.03616595 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC