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Tokay Gecko

 

 

 

Origin: NE India to Indo- China to Archipelago to the Philippines

Size: 12 to 14 inches

Lifespan: 20 years, 23 record

Active: Nocturnal

Habitat: Tropical rainforest on cliffs and trees

Captive Care: Need a tall terrarium with a fine gravel, or vermiculite substrate, branches or bark to hide behind. A rubber tree or devil's ivy is an appropriate plant.

Water: Don't drink form a bowl so mist the cage and plant leaves daily. Misting also helps keep the high humidity of around 40 to 80 percent.

Temperature: 82- 90 F day time, 65- 75 F nighttime.

Lighting: Incandescent or fluorescent during the day, and a red light at night. Full spectrum lighting is recommended with plants.

Diet: Crickets (calcium dusted), mealworms, pinky mice, cockroaches, grasshoppers, and locusts. Hatchlings need feed 6 to 7 times a week. Adults need feed 3- 4 times a week.

Temperament: Very aggressive. Males should not be housed together.

References:

Breeding and Keeping Geckos by John Coborn
Geckos by Henkel and Schmidt

compiled by: Hillary Harms

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