Tokay Gecko Care Sheet

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  1. Ipman37

    Ipman37Valued MemberMember

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    Meet stinkpot everyone she is not that tame (aka she bit me twice already lol) But I’m working with her hand feeding,just being around her and showing her I’m not to be afraid off.Shes currently in a 20L but I wanna move her in a 36” x 18” x 36 which is plenty of space,you can house them in a 12x12x18 to 18x18x18 (or equivalent as long as it opens in the front) and pairs no smaller than a 18x18x24.And another interesting thing about tokay’s is that they are known to bask.Shes used her basking spot sometimes in the late evening and once or twice in the morning but she’s more active at night then anything.She is being fed a mix of Dubia,crickets,wax worms and mealworms(all dusted),They can be fed pinky/fuzzy mice to help supplement their diet but it’s not recommended to give them that as a everyday food item.I would normally give her one during and after breeding to keep her weight up like most breeders who keep them.They can eat fruit if they are really hungry most won’t really bother with the stuff and just leave it,Banana shouldn’t be fed to them constantly it stops the intake of calcium so be careful with it.With devoted time you can tame them down and they are really amazing geckos especially when they chirp.(edit she was in her little tube during the photo reason why it’s so dark,my mistake :L ).
     

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  2. Gamer

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    Nice. The more space they have the more their true behavior and colors come out I've found.

    Mine are a pair of meanies but very interesting to watch.
     
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    Ever get them to breed ?
     
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    Not yet but I’m hoping,
     
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    @Gamer Do you mean they are mean to each other if you see what I mean?
     
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    Oh no. Just to me! LolThey get along fine except once during feeding time. They fought over superworms. The male will tong feed from me though.
     
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    @Gamer thanks - I find them fascinating.
     








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