If you are looking for a Komodo dragon you can buy and keep as a pet, we have sad news for you.
Komodo Dragons are a protected species that is not available in the pet trade for a variety of reasons (including but not limited to: they can kill and eat humans).
It is not possible to legally purchase or own a Komodo dragon as a pet anywhere in the world.
How to Adopt a Komodo Dragon
The only way you can “adopt” a Komodo dragon is through a symbolic donation through the official WWF website.
There are available Komodo dragon adoption kits for $25, $50 and $75 that come with an adoption certificate, plushie, gift box and gift bag.
Komodo dragons are the largest species of a class of animals known as Monitor lizards.
If you are looking for a large Komodo Dragon-like pet you can legally own, look into other species of Monitor lizards you can legally buy and keep as pets. We have Savannah monitors and Timor monitors available for sale via our partners.
If you’d rather settle for a smaller lizard that looks like a dragon, then there are actually some so-called dragon lizards you can buy. These includes bearded dragons and frilled dragons, which are available for sale through our partners.
PetsWithScales.com is an informational website about big lizard pet care. We collect and provide information from different sources across the web on how to keep and care for reptiles as pets. The species we mainly deal with are tegus, monitor lizards, skinks and geckos. Our aim is to provide high quality information to help pet owners make better, more informed decisions about their animal’s diets, health and life.