The Smooth-Fronted Caiman
The smooth-fronted caiman is a predator that eats smaller animals. Occasionally it can be eaten itself by larger predators. In the rivers and streams it is certainly a dominating predator. Adult caimans spend a lot of time in their holes away from water. They are mostly nocturnal. At daytime they hide in their holes. As a rule, one caiman has several of them. Males control quite large areas up to 1 km along the banks where they live and hunt. They are territorial, so they don’t let other males into their territory. The caiman scares away the rivals with growling, guttural sounds and frightening postures. Fights also happen. During the mating season females protect their nests but their level of defense is not as efficient as...
The Spectacled Caiman
All species of caiman are aggressive towards people from a very early age. But if a caiman lives in your house from its birth, it can get used to the person taking care of him and trust him or her. It is important not to let the caiman stay hungry and feed it regularly, otherwise its aggression increases. Small caimans make quacking sounds when they feel threatened. Adult reptiles make more hoarse and hissing sound. Adult caimans regularly “bark” in a loud voice.