The dwarf caiman for sale is a small harmless crocodile native to South America. It is sometimes kept in captivity as a pet and may be referred to as the Wedge-head caiman by the pet trade. dwarf caiman for sale have strong body armor on both its dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) sides. Their head has an unusual shape for a crocodilian, with a dome-shaped skull and a short, smooth, concave snout with an upturned tip, the shape rather resembling the head of a dog. The upper jaw extends markedly further forward than the lower jaw. Adults are dark brownish-black with a dark brown head, while juveniles are brown with black bands. The irises of the eyes are chestnut brown at all ages and the pupils are vertical slits.
Habits and Lifestyle of the dwarf caiman
dwarf caiman for sale are mainly nocturnal. During the day, they sometimes lie up in burrows or rest on piles of rocks or sun themselves while lying, facing the sun, in shallow water with their backs exposed. They may aestivate (similar to hibernation state) in the burrow to stay cool in the dry season. dwarf caiman for sale are home both in water and on land. They are able to travel quite large distances overland at night and sometimes may be found in isolated, temporary pools. Adult caimans are usually found singly or in pairs. They communicate with each other through sounds, movements, postures, smells, and touch. When threatened, caimans inflate their body to seem bigger and may also hiss aggressively.
Diet and Nutrition of the dwarf caiman
The dwarf caiman for sale are carnivores ( insectivores, piscivores). Adults feed on fish, amphibians, small mammals, birds, crabs, shrimp, mollusks, and other invertebrates, which they catch in the water or on land. Juveniles eat less fish, but also consume crustaceans, tadpoles, frogs, and snails, as well as land invertebrates, such as beetles.
- These Have Large Pronounced Head Scales Giving Them An Aggressive Look
- Make Sure You Know Your State Laws Before Ordering
- This Crocodilian Is Naturally Occurring Out Of South America Ranging From Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela And Neighboring Countries
- Babies And Juveniles Can Be Easily Housed Indoors, Adults Need Larger Outdoor Enclosures
- With Proper Care These Crocodilians Can Live 25 – 30+ Years In Captivity