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American Alligator

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Health

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Temperament

1/5

Easy to provide habitat

1/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Easy to Feed

5/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

1/5

The American Alligator

By

United States

Posted Mar 28, 2015

I've worked with a couple of these guys with a friend of mine in central California. We build a caged in They are hard to keep, and quite possibly illegal to keep as pets. He'd feed them live chickens, pigs, and other animals. It's incredibly hard to clean the enclosure without restraining these mammoth beasts first, which is a feat in itself. While I did absolutely enjoy working with them, it's not really worth the many risks of injury, loss of limbs, and even death. If you want a large reptile, I suggest an Argentine Black and White Tegu. They are much easier to care for, safer, and have the personality of a dog.

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