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Owning an Alligator

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    Owning an Alligator

    My husband and I are starting to do some research on how to obtain and properly care for an Alligator. We live in Florida so not sure if there are any legal limitations yet. Does anyone know the best way to obtain any necessary licenses/permits or the Alligator itself?
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    Re: Owning an Alligator

    Are you looking for a gator AND a monitor?
    To answer your question, it is ILLEGAL to own an alligator in FL.
    Florida Alligator Laws | eHow.com

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    Re: Owning an Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by mshrmheadcharge View Post
    Are you looking for a gator AND a monitor?
    To answer your question, it is ILLEGAL to own an alligator in FL.
    Florida Alligator Laws | eHow.com
    I would hope this is research and weighing the options to make a decision. In which case I applaud them.

    I know it is illegal to own alligators in Florida but there are ways to get permits to keep them. I do not know how though.
    My personal recommendation is to not get anything that can get so big you can't handle it. For lizards I think that limit is about 5-6 feet.

    Also consider the area you have available for an adult. Not a "dream" enclosure of the future, but be realistic about what you KNOW you are able to provide. Make sure an adult of whatever would be comfortable in that space.
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    Re: Owning an Alligator

    Unless you have a buisness or some other method of "Displaying the alligator" you will not be able to own an alligator.
    Crocodilians have become fairly difficult to own as a "pet" in Florida. Class III isn't exactly an easy to obtain permit and unless you at the very least have land, it probably won't happen.

    You'd probably have an easier time just moving next to standing water that house alligators.
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