My caiman setup

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My caiman setup

Postby chondro3000 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:28 pm

Hi just would like to share my setup of my caiman. This is it
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Im happy it took its first thawed pink today. Ive trained it to come to me by whistling when feeding and to take from forceps. It took its first pink out of the foceps. This is the lil guy, not sure of the sex its still to young to sonar. Image
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby mgiddings » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:31 pm

looks like a nice caiman! and setup!

may I ask were you bought him?
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby chondro3000 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:33 pm

From a private oke in joburg.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby Wolf777 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:51 pm

Very cool animal and enclosure.

Sorry for jacking the thread a little , can someone please give me a bit more info on keeping dwarf caimans, how big they get etc, a link, any info? I would like to know a bit more about them and I can't seem to find alot of info on the internet.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby chondro3000 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:02 pm

The best on website on size and distribution is http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/csp_ccro.htm but care sheets are few and far between. Basic husbundry for spectacled caiman apply for all dwarf caiman as far I know. Cuviers dwarf caiman in captivity only get to 1.4m for male and females to 1.2m not sure about the other dwarf caiman.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby Fooble » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:39 pm

That Set up looks great well done!
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby chondro3000 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:58 am

Thanx every 2 weeks I stock it up with guppy fish as well so he/she can catch its own fish when its feels a little nibbly. I also feed it once a day so it can grow a little faster, when it reach about 40cm I'll start feeding less.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby Buck Rogers » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:08 pm

Looks good, what is that substrate he is sitting on, if it is bits of stones be careful with the heat, it can get very hot.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby Rob » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:05 pm

How much time do they spend in the water compared to the time spent on land?
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby LeglessDragon » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:06 pm

Beautiful caiman... and an even nicer setup!
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby chondro3000 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:35 pm

Buck its filter sand its got a basking spot shinning directly on a rock but its mostly to heat up the air around.
Rob he/she spend 95% in the water which means the water temp is perfect.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby chondro3000 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:32 am

Thanx leglessdragon I try to make all my cages to took like nice displays exept my, burms they just turn over any plant and logs.
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:41 pm

Ah, thats so cute. Very nice display ;)
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby gino » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:53 am

Very cool man :)
For some reason i cant find my post anymore with my setup. The Caiman drowned though and i now have a nile croc in the tank.
If your caiman outgrows that cage, i might want to sell my setup if you are interested, its a 7foot tank, built just like yours with 30%land and 70%water.
Im going to have to build a pond soon :lol:
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Re: My caiman setup

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:50 pm

Sorry, gonna hi-jack this topic for a sec.

Gino, how did you manage to get permits for a Nile Croc?
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