View Full Version : biting tokays

06-14-2006, 01:53 PM
hi , i was wondering , since i have tokays , i heard them a few times treathening and barking , but i havent got bitten yet. is there anyone who can show some pics of a biting gecko , or can describe the feeling when they are hanging in your fingers ? i just dont want to try i out myself :D :D :D

06-14-2006, 03:59 PM
well I've never been hit by a tokay but I've seen pics and they can draw blood. I've talked with a few people and they say that it does not feel very nice but you'll live :wink:

06-21-2006, 12:45 AM
Tokays are not called the pit bulls of the gecko world for nothing. They have very strong jaw pressure and dont like to let go, its not fun,trust me :(.

06-21-2006, 01:46 AM
it sucks. Its not a threat when they bark and gape like that, its a promise.

06-22-2006, 12:06 AM
Listen - do not get bit by a tokay. Growing up I was told they can bite hard enough to break their own jaw bones. One of my professors still has a scar on his knuckles from a bite he recieved as a child. Not only did it break the skin, it tore tendons.

06-22-2006, 12:07 AM

07-04-2006, 10:24 PM
Gitting bit by a Tokay can be really pain full the smaller females usually dont hurt to bad but they will still break the skin. The larger males can really hurt you I have one that is around 13" he has only got me once and that is all it took for me to be more careful around him. Here is a pic of a female that got me when I was cleaning cages she was hiding behind one of the plants in the cage I didnt see her and she jumped up and got me and when you get bit you are usually looking at 10-20 mins out of your day trying to get the thing off of you.

08-23-2006, 02:12 PM
just out of curiosity...... do they also shake their head like a leopard gecko to try to tear a chunk off, or do they just clamp down and you end up breaking the skin trying to get them off?

08-23-2006, 04:37 PM
Mine will usually shake their heads for a min and then they just hang on.

Riverside Reptiles
08-23-2006, 10:01 PM
Haha! That's a great picture Cliff! Would make for a good "Beware of Gecko" sign".

08-23-2006, 11:12 PM
lol! never thought of that!

08-24-2006, 07:04 AM
Tokays are gorgeous geckos though, I'd get one, but tell Australia that!!!!

08-24-2006, 07:59 PM
Everyone should have some tokays they are gorgeous geckos!

01-10-2007, 11:04 PM
If I hold my small male tokay for a few minutes every couple days
would he become more tame or just want to bite more?