Caiman Lizard

Caiman Lizard

Dracaena guianensis

Care Level: Advanced

Minimum Cage Size: 6ft x 3ft x 4ft

Cage Material Type: Glass, Custom Made

Habitat: Tropical

Time of Activity: Diurnal

Lighting: UVB and Incandescent Heat Bulbs

Basking Temp: 100 °F+

Ambient Temp: 80 to 90 °F

Night Temp: Not below 75 °F

Male Avg. Maximum Size: 5ft

Female Avg. Maximum Size: 4ft

Avg. Lifespan Male: 10+ years

Avg. Lifespan Female: 10+ years

Substrate: A combination of earth substrate, clean sand, and cypress mulch

Substrate Depth: 2-3in

Humidity level: 60 to 80%

Diet: Omnivore

List of Food Items: Canned snails, superworms, canned shrimp, crickets, fish (salmon, tilapia, Pollock, etc.), Kiwi, Banana, Mango, Red Banana, Canned Tegu & Monitor food, Papaya

Vitamins: Calcium and a Multi-vitamin

Handleability: Depends on the lizard. They need training to become handleable, but they are not aggressive.

Special Notes:

  • A large pool of water, at least 12in deep must be provided.
    It must be deep enough for the lizard to fully submerse themselves.
    The water should be kept between 75 and 85°.
  • Branches for climbing should also be provided.

Adult

Feeding Frequency: Daily

Vitamin Frequency: Dust food with Calcium twice a week.
Dust food with a Multi-vitamin once a week.

Misting Frequency: Daily

Juvenile

Feeding Frequency: Daily

Vitamin Frequency: Dust food with Calcium twice a week.
Dust food with a Multi-vitamin once a week.

Misting Frequency: Daily

Hatchling

Feeding Frequency: Daily

Vitamin Frequency: Dust food with Calcium twice a week.
Dust food with a Multi-vitamin once a week.

Misting Frequency: Daily

Suggested items:

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