Can you keep an Alligator as a pet?

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Alligators are the giant sized reptiles. They are living on Earth from the last 100 million years. Alligators are the close relatives of Crocodiles.

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Alligators can grow up to the length of 16 feet. Male Alligators can weigh about 1000-1200 pounds while the females weigh up to 600-800 pounds.

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Alligators have strong jaws which can crush bones and muscles easily. They have skeleton shield on their bodies which protects them from enemies.

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Small Alligators can also be Harmful as they too have the sharp canines and incisors but they looks very cute.

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Some people think to make Alligators as pets. But it's very difficult in real life. It is seen rarely that the Alligators have been known to have strong bond with the people and they become playmates for years.

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In United States, some people used to keep Alligators and another reptiles at their houses but it is very dangerous as these exotic animals are professional killers.

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Alligators live a long life. Depending on the species that could be 40-50 years. Alligators are very small when they’re born but can grow a foot each year. If you wish to make them pets, then you must be very careful.

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It is not legal in your state to own an Alligator. Many states have banned ownership of exotic pets like Alligators. Illinois is one of them. Florida allows you to purchase them but you must be licensed and have a permit to do so.

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Official numbers on how many American Alligators are kept as pets don't exist, but some states have estimated that they are likely 5,000 in counting.

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An Alligator attraction, we strongly advise against owning an Alligator. If you love them and other reptiles, don’t try to take on the challenges of ownership. 

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