Scientific Name: Gekko gecko
Native Habitat: Asia and Indonesia
Lifespan: 15-30 years
Size: up to 30cm, males tend to be slightly larger than females.
Temperament: usually aggressive and territorial
Ease of handling: They are territorial in nature, they are quite fast and known to bite, although it is possible with time and patience to gain a level of trust.
Skill level: Intermediate
Activity level: Nocturnal.
Tokay geckos are arboreal, they need to be housed with adequate climbing space. An adult tokay gecko should be housed in 24x24x36" with plenty of surface to climb on.
Temperature: Warm end should be between 30-32°C. Cool end should be between 20-24°C.
Lighting: UVB has been found to increase the health and activity level of most reptiles.
Humidity: 50-70%, daily misting is encouraged.
Substrate: Bioactive soil, coconut husk, coconut fiber.
All decorations and climbing structures should be sturdy and well secured. Foliage, corkbark, branches, and vines all make for good climbing structures.
Tokay geckos will need variety in their diet to remain healthy. They are prey driven animals and will actively hunt living prey. They eat a variety of insects, fruit, vegetation, and small vertebrates.
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