My newly acquired baby caiman lizard. This one is a probable male and is currently in a temporary cage. I'm building a grow out enclosure about 5'Lx3'Wx3'H semi aquatic which will hopefully be good for a year or so to give me time to build the adult enclosure. I will have them outside when I can also to give them some natural sunlight.
I've been really thinking about getting a baby pair of caiman lizards. The challenge would be building the proper indoor semi aquatic enclosure. I've been thinking of using a large fish tank as the pond like 125-150 gallon tank and building up from there another few feet up and out. Since they love to climb and bask it would have to be pretty tall and wide. I'm going to keep researching and thinking of plan ideas.
It's quite impressive how they are able to maintain weight eating very little or not at all during the winter months. This is one of my female black and white tegus taking in some 80 degree sunny weather today.
Lauren picked up 40 pounds of ground turkey from a local poultry market today. I found this is the most economic way since it is nearly half the price per pound I could find even from warehouse stores like Sams and Costco. I find this meat to be better quality as well. I would suggest any one who has freezer space to see if they can find a local poultry market.
One reason all my outdoor cages need to have proper covers. These beautiful birds are always flying around looking for an easy meal especially when I feed whole prey. This one was perched on one of my cages and let me get pretty close before flying up to the trees.
Did some masonry work today building the hides. Was pretty easy since I only had to do 2 cement block walls for each. I used 3/4 inch plywood for the top which made it very solid as I was standing on it with no issues. Next will be filling with substrate then the final will be filling with tegus.