Can you have a caiman as a pet?

Can you have a caiman as a pet?

Caimans might be smaller than their alligator and crocodile relatives, but they don’t make much better pets. There are a host of practical, safety, conservation and animal welfare reasons not to adopt a caiman unless you are running a reptile rescue sanctuary with excellent facilities and have some expertise.

What is the largest black caiman?

The black caiman is the largest member of the alligator family, and the largest predator in the Amazon River basin, with adult males averaging 4–5 metres (13.1–16.4 feet) in length….Privacy Overview.

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How big does a dwarf caiman get?

about four to five feet
The dwarf caiman is the smallest member of the crocodilian family, growing to be about four to five feet in length.

Which is bigger a caiman or an alligator?

Alligators have rounder teeth and are bigger than caimans. Most caimans only grow to four to five feet long. Black caimans can grow up to alligator size, up to twelve feet in the wild.

How much does a baby caiman cost?

The cost of a dwarf or smooth-fronted caiman will vary. As a guide, in the UK, a baby Paleosuchus will set you back about £350 (about US $500). A larger one is about £600. In the US, the babies seem to be advertised for about $250 – $350.

Do black caimans eat people?

The spectacled and especially the black caiman are associated with most predatory attacks on humans seen in South America. Attacks by caimans are not common. There are nu- merous reports of caimans inflicting human injuries, including fatalities, in the Amazon region.

How long do black caiman live?

Though somewhat undetermined, current estimates place caimans’ life expectancy at 30-40 years. It should be noted, however, that larger crocodilians have been documented with lifespans of 70-90 years.

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