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'stoph
11-02-2007, 01:43 PM
They are both about 6 months and have an appetite for pet-store owner fingers

The smaller male "blue devil"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/bigtokaymed.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/tube.jpg

slightly bigger & darker female "Nemesis"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/vtokay.jpg

The two together covering tails
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/knus.jpg

their lair at the moment
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/IMG_1611.jpg

Ingo
11-02-2007, 04:46 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?

Ingo

cliff_f
11-03-2007, 12:58 AM
Nice looking tokays. Do you know the sex of them?

'stoph
11-03-2007, 04:51 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

'stoph
11-06-2007, 10:40 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.

cliff_f
11-06-2007, 01:29 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.

'stoph
11-06-2007, 02:06 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.

BlakeDeffenbaugh
11-07-2007, 04:59 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.

'stoph
11-07-2007, 06:44 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.
:D

BlakeDeffenbaugh
11-07-2007, 12:58 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.

'stoph
11-12-2007, 03:10 AM
Last weekend I started a bigger terrarium.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/terralala.jpg

Kevin McRae
11-13-2007, 02:26 AM
Neat! Should look awesome when complete.

TARENTOLO
11-16-2007, 04:34 PM
Nice Tokays!! & the new Viv looks great, (keep the old one for emergencies). I hope you show it finished soon.

'stoph
11-18-2007, 03:27 AM
almost finished - still a bit of decorating to do and some more horizontal & vertical branches.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/terras.jpg

They will have their own Bat-cave too - I'm soo jealous ;).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/rocks.jpg

'stoph
11-23-2007, 02:55 AM
I say young male
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/male.jpg

Ingo
11-23-2007, 09:02 AM
definitely

samme
11-24-2007, 04:24 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? :)

'stoph
11-25-2007, 04:12 AM
at the moment I leave it like it is.

samme
11-25-2007, 08:47 AM
okey :) It look great anyway :) what did you use to do the caves?

'stoph
11-25-2007, 09:41 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.

samme
11-25-2007, 01:21 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

'stoph
11-25-2007, 05:32 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.

'stoph
11-26-2007, 06:46 AM
ok here are some cellphone shots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/terraf.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/DSC00316.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/DSC00314.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/fontein.jpg

samme
11-26-2007, 04:09 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!

jpstodwftexas
11-28-2007, 11:36 AM
Funny how minds think alike.
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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.

'stoph
01-03-2008, 01:30 PM
some more pics
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/jarrafatti2/terras.jpg

'stoph
01-04-2008, 08:19 AM
http://www.repti-zoo.be/uploads/monthly_01_2008/post-566-1199451776.jpg

http://www.repti-zoo.be/uploads/monthly_01_2008/post-566-1199538045.jpg

Dragonflames81
01-06-2008, 11:18 AM
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.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d35/Dragonflames81/Dennisgeckos007.jpg

'stoph
01-06-2008, 01:52 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.

Dragonflames81
01-06-2008, 03:37 PM
I have bamboo coming I'm just waiting on it now.

'stoph
01-06-2008, 04:27 PM
Sounds/looks perfect.

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

Riverside Reptiles
04-15-2008, 11:21 AM
That's quite a tokay set up you have going. Very nice. Congrats :)

audio
04-28-2008, 02:45 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.

'stoph
04-28-2008, 05:47 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.

'stoph
05-02-2008, 04:20 AM
Update on their status:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/tokee01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/tokee-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/tokee0.jpg