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hi there can anyone offer some advice on applying for a DWA as i am THINKING i repeat THINKING of POSSIBLY getting a caiman in the future :D

any comments welcome but help is what im really after,
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i assume you mean a dwarf caiman :wink: I got the ok many years ago but changed my mind because of enclosure size

It varies from council to council. If i lived 3 miles closer to town(i live in a village)i would have come under a different council and most likely been refused. I rang up and had a chat to the officer involved(who was a reptile guy himself) and he went through everything with me
 

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yeah a dwarf would be better but are thay expensive? its anoying as i can find care infomation but no prices or DWA info... :?
 

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yeah a dwarf would be better but are thay expensive? its anoying as i can find care infomation but no prices or DWA info... :?
I was going to rehome one. i wouldn't know where to look for one now. For your dwa info phone your local council and chat to them there, they should tell you everything you should need etc
 

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You can pick up a spectacled for £30, the requirements vary wildly so your best bet is to ring your local council and have a chat with them.
 

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yeh they are not expensive at all
 

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yes but spectlated get BIG 2-2.5m and i have never seen one that cheap would love to know we could get them that cheap...
 

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yes but spectlated get BIG 2-2.5m and i have never seen one that cheap would love to know we could get them that cheap...
You get a DWA and i'll get you a C.crocodilius for £30 :D
 

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yes but spectlated get BIG 2-2.5m and i have never seen one that cheap would love to know we could get them that cheap...
You get a DWA and i'll get you a C.crocodilius for £30 :D
what about a Paleosuchus palepebrosus? :D
 

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ah ok well i reckon the specticled caiman is a bit big though :) whats reason for the price diffarence?
 

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awww its so cute! i want one. my boyfriend only wants me to buy things big enough to be able to eat me or at least parts of me. think he's trying to tell me something.

the bigger i tell him something gets, the more excited he gets. he got super excited at the caimen suggestion lol
 

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well ill try to get the DWA anyway and go from there...

cheers everyone for your help and reticulatus i may be in touch about a dwarf if thats ok? not for some time though :)
 

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Ive kept both! apart from the size difference. Dwarf caimen are generally more skitty and aggressive hiding away during the day and venturing out at nite. Specky's are generally calmer and easier to handle.
 

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Not really they will both have the same general requirements as juv just that ultimatley your enclosure will need to be bigger! :)
 
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