View Full Version : what is best for my tokay?

01-21-2008, 06:00 PM
would it be ok to keep one tokay in a 10 gal tank because i have 2 10 gal tanks that r not being used and i was thinking about getting a tokay to put in one. i know they get big but in the pet stores it seems they have many one a small tank

01-21-2008, 08:13 PM
A 10gal tank will be ok for a holding tank for a short time till you get something bigger. Unless the tokay is a hatchling then it will be fine for a while.

01-21-2008, 08:41 PM
so for just one tokay a 10 gal tank is not good for his life time

01-21-2008, 08:50 PM
No it is not good. I would get him a 29 gal tank or bigger. One of the large exo-terra tanks would be good for him to, but a 10 gal is way to small for a adult.

01-21-2008, 09:25 PM
thans cliif.i quess i wont get a tokay. i just didnt want to get one have the litle guy suffer. thanks for the advice

01-22-2008, 02:03 AM
Even though many guys here do not like that statement, I repeat it, because I think its as true as important.
Tokays are very agile and active lizards of 1 ft and more, which roam around a lot around at night. I would not recommend any enclosure smaller than 65g for an adult and I do personally do not go below 100g.
10g are OK for babies in theri first weeks or even months. No problem to squeeze them in for some time-but on the long run they need space.


01-22-2008, 03:56 AM
Started with a 50g for 2 semi adults - now they moved into a 100g enclosure.

10g -look into Stenodactylus species, spiders and frogs.

01-23-2008, 01:12 PM
stoph that is a good idea. look for a diffferent species. thanks for recomendding it