Most reptiles for adoption ARE 'messed up' somehow. They aren't in the best of health, and in the best condition. Rescuers screen their buyers.
You wouldn't be adopting a healthy wonderful animal here. You'd be adopting something that needed lots of care, and probably vetrinary attention ASAP.
People adopting animals, and who DON'T just want a free animal, know what they are getting into. You just wanted free animals...
There is a post in the general forum here about reptile rescues. I suggest you read what the people say in that thread, and you may discover why you didn't wind up with those beardies.
I am highly prized for my meat. :eb: