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My Aligator Story!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chicken Frenzie, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    Well, about 5 years ago in the summer we were just gradge saling, since my Mom loves doing that. Then, we came to a house which was on a hill and there was a huge tank. The owner asked us if we wanted to see what was in the tank - and it was a baby aligator! We were all really surprized to see a live aligator at a garage sale. Apparently, it was leash trained. We left, and got home. Soon after we were home, my mom went back to get the aligator, without telling us. His name was Erwin, and he was super sweet! :) Hope you liked my story.
  2. Kagu

    Kagu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2012
    is it legal for you to keep him as a pet?
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  3. vishnu kokareko

    vishnu kokareko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2012
    post pics of him
  4. linkedsilas

    linkedsilas Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2011
    Im a zoo keeper and have 4 alligators under my care.
    real bad idea. People do NOT know how to feed them, how to take care of them, rules and permits or what to do WHEN not IF they become aggressive and cant be taken care of by the average person and sub par facility,
  5. CaroleM

    CaroleM Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2012
    Plymouth, England
    Crikey, and my husband drew the line at 6 cats and 3 hens! If I came home with one of those in tow, it would be instant divorce and not just by Stephen!!!!!!!!! Where on earth is it going to live when it grows up and is your garden about the size of Yellowstone Park?

    Best of luck with your potential walking handbag (and anything else it can get its jaws around).
  6. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2012
    My gosh do still have him?
  7. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Wow, that's really cool!! Do you still keep him as a pet?
  8. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    I had a pair of Cayman for a few years... but they're fairly small. They were taken from a drug raid in Detroit. I donated them to a school after I had to move.

    They do require special care and you need to make sure they get the right nutrients, plus they're messy.
    Best to find a home for it if you don't have experience in caring for and handling them.
  9. jbschickens

    jbschickens Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2012
    Madisonville, LA
    I'm from Louisiana, we've got alligators all over, my friend's brilliant stepdad caught one in a canal once and decided to keep it in their bath tub. It never hurt anyone, but they aren't really meant to be pets. I know it was probably never happy there, and it definitely made going to the bathroom at their house more difficult. Also, as other people mentioned there may be permits you need or laws against keeping alligators where you are. Of course, you could always eat it, if you decide he isn't good pet material, they are great fried! But then there may be laws against killing alligators where you are. Down here there is a hunting season and only a certain amount of gators are allowed to be caught each season.
  10. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    White plains
    Wow alligators living in bathtubs, thought that only in movies LOL.

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