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 NEED HELP!!

K let me start off by saying i need help and suggestions quik, i am in way over my head. I live in ontario canada and thought i would be cool to get a gator, well now i got the gator and not what i expected, i know nothing about gators. He or she is about 2 feet its supposed to be a "runt" Dwarf wedgehead caiman, supposed to be 4 months old, thats what im confused about why so big for 4 months, what age is it really? How do i know what sex it is? Is there even runts, is that possible? I have it in a 75 gallon its mostly water with a landing for basking but it is obviously too small. i live in an apartment so space is an issue. What should i do i am one of those idiots that owed iquanas and bearded dragons for decades and got a gator. please help open for ideas, criticism anything will help at this point. i would really like to keep it.



03/12/11  08:22pm

 #2209347


Ddash
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  Message To: Ddash   In reference to Message Id: 2209296


 NEED HELP!!

... my gator. if anyone can tell me anything about him



03/13/11  12:44am

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  Message To: Ddash   In reference to Message Id: 2209347


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dwarf caiman



03/15/11  08:04am

 #2209656


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  Message To: Bigdaddygeo91   In reference to Message Id: 2209655


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looks like a dwarf caiman its not a alligator



03/15/11  08:06am

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  Message To: Bigdaddygeo91   In reference to Message Id: 2209656


 NEED HELP!!

best bet man if its 2 feet it’s not a baby or 4 months old prob 8 months +. But that 75 gallon is getting small i bet by now and take that heat rock out of there it will burn him and could cause a fire, water and electricity don’t mix. You should think long and hard about keeping it even a dwarf they still hit 3.5 feet + but almost impossible to keep in an apartment, Humidity, enclosure, space for enclosure, smell all working against you. I keep my baby to 3 footer caimans in a 5 foot diameter kiddie pool with 2 300 watt titanium heaters and they hold a lot of water even 8" is 120 something gallons that’s a lot of warm humid water and will kill your app. Not saying don’t keep it just saying like it is. If you can care for it and think you can give it a great home they amazing animals to keep but they take a lot of care.



04/15/11  11:27pm

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  Message To: Ddash   In reference to Message Id: 2209347


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I suggest rehoming it but not to whoever sold it to you..
Caimens are expensive to own and need almost the space of an aparmtent to live lol



10/12/11  05:53pm


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