kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Reptile Family Expo
Lebanon PA June 8 - Aug 10
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Mee - May 21, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - May 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Melbourne - May 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - May 25-26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Austin (Taylor) - May 25-26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - May 25 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - May 29, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Deland - June 01, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Raleigh - June 01-02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Oklahoma City - June 01-02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

USDA guidelines for housing crocodilians.


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Alligator and Crocodilian Forum ]

Posted by john_licata on March 20, 2003 at 07:53:54:

The USDA has specific guidlines for the housing of crocodilians. Comercial farms are subject to fines and lose of permits if they are found to be in violation of these rules. I am not sure if this only pretains to comercial farms or if it includes private collectors. The way it is worded sounds like it might include the private sector.
Basicly they say that the animal has to be able the completly turn around, on land and in the water, with out touching walls or other animals. ie A four foot gator needs a MINIMUM or 5x5 land and 5x5 water, Two four footers would need at least 10x10 land and water.
This should be somthing to consider when building enclosures. I have seen gators kept in stock tanks with just a couple of cinderblocks to bask on, I've seen tanks with no land at all. Alot of people have been useing those preformed plastic pondliners. They are great for smaller animals, but I've seen four and five footers with a pool that may be six foot long but only two or three foot wide.



Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Alligator and Crocodilian Forum ]