Smooth Fronted Caiman For Sale
The smooth fronted caiman For sale (Paleosuchus trigonatus) is a species of crocodilian found in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins of South America. It is sometimes known as Schneider’s dwarf caiman. The only other species of the family Alligatoridae that is smaller is Cuvier’s tiny caiman, which similarly lives in the tropics of South America but is a different genus altogether. The average adult is between 1.2 and 1.6 m (3.9 and 5.2 ft) in length and 9 and 20 kg (21 and 44 lb) in weight (20 and 44 lb). Males may grow to be as tall as 7.3 feet (2.3 m) and as heavy as 36 kilograms (79 pounds).
The Smooth fronted caiman is a large crocodile that is surprisingly powerful for its size. It also has a striking habit of holding its head high, with its neck inclined upward. It has greyish brown fur and eyes that are a medium shade of brown. Large, triangular, and pointed, the scutes on its neck and tail are a distinguishing feature. This caiman is strongly armoured with ossified scales on its dorsal and ventral sides. Because it is so heavily armored, the comparatively short tail is highly stiff because of its large base and the lateral projections of its bony scutes.
Habits and Lifestyle
Solitary and active only at night, smooth fronted caimans are a mystery to those who haven’t seen one. Since they burrow below in the water, they are rarely seen during the day. They may go as far as 330 feet (100 meters) from water, spending much of their time hidden in the underbrush, behind hollow logs, or beneath downed trees. Caimans like these are half-ground dwellers and live mostly alone. Females tend to have smaller home ranges than their male counterparts because of territoriality. They will travel great distances in search of food, both in and out of the water.
Diet and Nutrition
The caiman with the smooth face is a carnivore. Porcupines, pacas, snakes, birds, and lizards are the adults’ primary sources of protein, with fish and mollusks making up a small portion of their diet. In the early stages of their lives, hatchlings thrive on insect food, before moving on to larger prey as they mature.
Sexing Your Smooth Fronted Caiman
We cannot promise whether your caiman will be male or female, but you are welcome to provide your preference when placing your order. While we can’t promise that a specific caiman or caimans will be chosen for you, we can promise that someone with extensive knowledge of crocodilians will make every effort to do so.
Shipping Your Smooth Fronted Caiman
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