I don't have any experience taking care of reptiles so obviously I wouldn't want a gator as a pet. But I might have children in the future and what if they find alligators so fascinating and even see baby alligators that are being sold? (I am using an example of 2 children)
There are 2 main questions that I would need to ask them. One of them is the obvious "Do you really want an alligator as a pet?" The other is the not so obvious "Do you have any experience with reptiles?"
There are so many possibilities here. The children could say "No we don't want a gator as a pet but we have handled gators at the zoo after school." or "Yes we want a gator and we have had experience with gators." or "No we don't want a gator and we haven't had any experience with reptiles." or "Yes we want a gator but we haven't had any experience with reptiles." It gets even more complicated if the children are of different ages and thus 1 has handled reptiles and the other hasn't and/or if 1 wants a gator and the other doesn't. This leads to at least 16 possibilities.
The other bad thing is that I haven't found anything really comprehensive about raising alligators. I search on google for "How to raise an alligator" and what do I get? I get very few that actually go into how to raise gators. Most talk about raising caimans or reptiles in general(and only go into minor detail about the alligator) and of the ones that do talk about raising gators, most are not comprehensive enough for someone who really wants to raise gators.
A third bad thing is that I am in Ohio. I don't know of anybody who raises gators in this cold state.
So what should I tell my children if they really do want an alligator and have had experience with reptiles? Should I tell them that I can't get a gator for them since there isn't much I can find about raising gators? Or should I tell them that they can have a gator but they have to be very careful since even young gators can give someone a deadly bite?