View Full Version : My 2 tokays

11-02-2007, 02:43 PM
They are both about 6 months and have an appetite for pet-store owner fingers

The smaller male "blue devil"

slightly bigger & darker female "Nemesis"

The two together covering tails

their lair at the moment

11-02-2007, 05:46 PM
Nice setup (but I would add some more hidings and plants) and animals. Anyhow, I would bet they are both wc and both significantly older than 6 mo.

Am I right?


11-03-2007, 01:58 AM
Nice looking tokays. Do you know the sex of them?

11-03-2007, 05:51 AM
-More tubes are on the way - there's already about 7 big (3 tubes,4caves) hiding places to hide from light.
can i see your terrarium for comparison.
I wanted to keep some open space to make the hunt for crickets not too difficult. Also i removed the bark from the soil because insects were hiding too much between it and none were eaten.
Another plus is they tend to drop their feacies in one corner of one of the more open space - makes it easy for me to keep it clean.

-sexes:1 male and 1 female

11-06-2007, 11:40 AM
Lol i just saw your setup Ingo.
You can't expect every tokay keeper to have such a setup to keep a couple of animals.
I think the one i made is pretty good compared with standard pet store enclosures.
I promise I'll do my best to make the animals as happy as possible.
I'll probably start building a second terrarium this weekend.

11-06-2007, 02:29 PM
Lol i just saw your setup Ingo.
You can't expect every tokay keeper to have such a setup to keep a couple of animals.

Thats what I thought to. I think your enclosure will be excellent for your pair of tokays, it looks very nice.

11-06-2007, 03:06 PM

I just hand fed the female her first baby mouse (dead ones). I still have to find a good opportunity to get to the male.
It went down her throat very easy.
Afterwards she barked at me when i was about to leave the room.
Cute little rascals.

11-07-2007, 05:59 AM
Tokays seem to love pinki mice. I try to give mine some at least once a month. . depends on how often I can actually find them at the pet store.

11-07-2007, 07:44 AM
Yep the male just swallowed his treat.

I'm also planning to give them one once every one or 2 months.
Funny how they slam those pinkies against the walls before swallowing them.
The rest of the time I"m feeding them crickets and Blaptica dubia and i've got a clean field (no insecticides within large radius) near so i can catch wild insects (mainly small locusts) during spring & summer.
They would love a piece of tender human finger steak too if they could.

11-07-2007, 01:58 PM
I wish I could catch some nice big locusts and bugs like that to give to mine. I mainly stick with crickets and pinkis as treats. . . . fingers are a must as well lol.

11-12-2007, 04:10 AM
Last weekend I started a bigger terrarium.

Kevin McRae
11-13-2007, 03:26 AM
Neat! Should look awesome when complete.

11-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Nice Tokays!! & the new Viv looks great, (keep the old one for emergencies). I hope you show it finished soon.

11-18-2007, 04:27 AM
almost finished - still a bit of decorating to do and some more horizontal & vertical branches.

They will have their own Bat-cave too - I'm soo jealous ;).

11-23-2007, 03:55 AM
I say young male

11-23-2007, 10:02 AM

11-24-2007, 05:24 PM
nice tokays and the new viv looks nice :) are you going to paint the back and side walls or will you leave them as they are? :)

11-25-2007, 05:12 AM
at the moment I leave it like it is.

11-25-2007, 09:47 AM
okey :) It look great anyway :) what did you use to do the caves?

11-25-2007, 10:41 AM
first i used some small pieces of water resistant MDF board - made a triangular "bird house" with a large opening and sprayed a bit of PUR foam on it. When it was hard i cut out some pieces to get rid of round shapes. then plastered it with joint filler cement that i mixed with some black acrylic paint.

This weekend it was gecko tested and they loved it all. they still have their favorite tube but i've seen them using the other shelters as well.

The female was running from one side to the other to get a good look of me when i was sitting in front of the terra to observe them. It was pretty funny.
Still have to shorten a couple of power cables but it already looks great. I'll probably post a pic friday.

11-25-2007, 02:21 PM
okey thats a really clever idea :D mabey I'll try somthing simmilar the day I bild a new terrarium for my daygeckos :) please post more pictures soon! :D

11-25-2007, 06:32 PM
a flaw in the design - you can't open it- so it could be difficult to get the animals out. But if you make it out of 2 parts with some small hinges that problem would be solved.

11-26-2007, 07:46 AM
ok here are some cellphone shots.



11-26-2007, 05:09 PM
hehe, well a design flaw is something you have to count on when building a terrarium ;) but you learn as long as you live :D but I aggree two parts and hinges would solve it :D

btw the terrarium looks great!

11-28-2007, 12:36 PM
Funny how minds think alike.
I just saw the same fountain om Sale at HD and thought, " I could use that in a Gecko Gage."

Crude now everyone will say..."its been done already :crackup::yahoo:

Looking great. Keep us posted, especially if they start to produce.

01-03-2008, 02:30 PM
some more pics

01-04-2008, 09:19 AM


01-06-2008, 12:18 PM
I love how they just sit and look at you like they are stalking you. Very nice set up. Heres what I'm seting up for the new female I"m getting off Cliff. Let me know what you guys think and if I need to change anything. Its a 150 gallon tank. Its wet cause the plants in there are alive, just no ones home yet.


01-06-2008, 02:52 PM
You have a large cage don't concentrate the heat on one spot because otherwise they won't use the space.

They love hollow tubes and caves from witch they can watch every movement.

I would add some long smooth branches or some sturdy vines diagonal.
It will fill your vivarium some more.

How many animals will inhabit this setup.

01-06-2008, 04:37 PM
I have bamboo coming I'm just waiting on it now.

01-06-2008, 05:27 PM
Sounds/looks perfect.

04-15-2008, 05:36 AM
Update of the terrarium. Added a misting system, some plants, extra lighting and did some painting.

Riverside Reptiles
04-15-2008, 12:21 PM
That's quite a tokay set up you have going. Very nice. Congrats :)

04-28-2008, 03:45 AM
Do you take them out to feed them? I would think it'd be a pain to find and take out any crickets they don't eat.

04-28-2008, 06:47 AM
Most of the time there are no crickets left but they gather always in the same corner of the terrarium.
Cleaning the overlapping windows is more difficult compared to finding remaining crickets.

05-02-2008, 05:20 AM
Update on their status: