Tokay Gecko

Tokay Gecko

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GENERAL INFO

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.

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DIFFICULTY

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.

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ENCLOSURE

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.

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ENVIRONMENT

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.

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ENRICHMENT

All decorations and climbing structures should be sturdy and well secured. Foliage, corkbark, branches, and vines all make for good climbing structures.

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DIET

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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