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T-ReXx
08-27-2009, 02:45 PM
A new care_sheet entry has been added:

TCHILD
08-30-2009, 12:41 AM
Cool!

TheRoachRanch
09-01-2009, 01:38 PM
Rippin! I love these guys!

MarcNem
09-18-2009, 02:42 PM
They look awesome, but I can attest first hand, they will bite the crap outta you. Nice job.

zack
09-28-2009, 01:52 PM
im geting one soon XD

krystal john
10-04-2009, 12:53 AM
i have 1 hes mean but they r so pretty..

Helmeted gecko
10-26-2009, 01:25 PM
Really, sound so nice. I heard they mean, but now- Nice. :D :) ;-) :biggrin:

hupababy83
11-08-2009, 09:44 PM
I have one and she loves to speak her mind and stand up for her gecko rights! LOL thats why i love her and want more! Tokays maybe aggressive but they have so much personality you fall in love with them. And my cat attacks me more that Clyde (my Tokay) does!

Reptiloso
11-12-2009, 05:02 PM
Are they hard to maintain? My experience with gecko's is 1 leo, which i've had for the last 5 years. Im from Puerto Rico (tropical Island), so i guess i shouldnt have any problems with temperature, humidity, etc. Im REALLY interested in keeping one of these beautiful animals, and im up to the challenge also.

T-ReXx
11-20-2009, 04:24 PM
Are they hard to maintain? My experience with gecko's is 1 leo, which i've had for the last 5 years. Im from Puerto Rico (tropical Island), so i guess i shouldnt have any problems with temperature, humidity, etc. Im REALLY interested in keeping one of these beautiful animals, and im up to the challenge also.

Tokays are pretty easy to maintain. The biggest hurdle is finding healthy animals and getting wild caughts acclimated. Wild caughts should have a fecal check done by a reptile vet and then treated for parasites if necessary(usually is). Once they are acclimated and if you have the right setup they are actually very easy and low maintenance. 5 years experience with a leo is great, tokays make an excellent choice as a slightly more challanging species and the next step in gecko keeping.

tokaygeckoz
01-08-2010, 02:57 PM
i have had two tokays and have one right now, my first was able to tame down extremely well, in fact it was more calm then my leopard gecko i used to have and in one day i was able to hold my subadult male tokay gecko. it's easy once you know how to handle them, after that......you can easily tame one and have it like a leopard gecko. might i mention they are one of the best looking gecko's?

hupababy83
01-08-2010, 03:04 PM
yes they are. I have one already and she is fat and adorable. I believe she was wild caught because she has scars and ver VERY aggressive. But her aggressivness is respectable and her beauty is appreciated and she is spoiled none the less! :)

tokaygeckoz
01-08-2010, 03:20 PM
yeah i was told most all tokays, are wild caught. i ordered a male tokay gecko it has scars on its head but over time when they shed the scars go away i know that because i had a female tokay gecko, it's scaring went away after about 3 sheds. good luck with yours

henrykrull
01-19-2010, 05:27 PM
i love my pair of these big guys! they used to have so many eggs stuck up against the back top of the cage.

hupababy83
01-19-2010, 06:24 PM
i so want more. i want a female clan of about 5 in a 50 gal, but i get so much crap about t i stopped dreaming.

robb frost
01-22-2010, 10:44 PM
yeah alot of people tend to say that the tokay and the golden gecko are very similar in some spectrums, i love tokays yet own goldens and will say that most of my goldens are tame although i dont handle them frequently but have had to at times, one of my males however left a scar on my thumb when i was saving him from a fire within my house, both species in my knowledge are hardy,they are survivors, i think i want to pick up a few tokays after this thread thanks for the info

robb frost
01-22-2010, 10:47 PM
and you know whats funny all my leopards will take meal worms from my hand, its great to see you had a tame tokay you cant always believe what they say about a species of reptile-the meanest gecko i ever had was a bibrons gecko but all the rest tame down and accept small amounts of human activity around them

tokaygeckoz
01-23-2010, 08:53 AM
absolutely right i couldn't agree more, golden gecko's like the one i used to have are similar to a tokay in regards to when being handled they would get very nervous all the time. even though my golden gecko was less nervous every time, it always pooped on me lol. i love how my tokay gecko's only poop in one spot of the tank like every day or every other day. maybe they know who has to clean it up? lol.

nora808
02-11-2010, 06:19 PM
hello

I have two gekkos. Like many people who frequent the local pet shop, I inherited mine from my about 12 years ago. You know..."you can bring the pet home" and the kid never takes him back to school but the Mom (me) gets attached and resolves to care for the gekko, hamster etc , for the rest of her life.
In this case it;s a leopard (is that right) gecko. I don't know anything about them and realize I've been writing the word .. gekko...but did get attached to this little guy who I named Richard Gecko.

to make a long story short last year I looked at him and wondered if he'd like a little "friend." The young man at the pet shop gave me a 9 month old F (Carmen) and said to put it in with him...watch carefully...see what happened. All was well until about a month ago. Suddenly He was attacking her. Bit her tail pretty badly.

having read the chat boards I see that (duh) he is trying to mate with her and she was probably too young before. But when I put them together a second time...and came back later that day to check...he'd taken a chunk out of her tail. So to speak. And she is really scared of him.

So I put a board in the tank..which is big..and cut it in half. But Richard freaks out a lot when he hears her. Like right now.

What's a mother to do? Pull down the wall knowing odds are she's going to be bitten. Keep them apart fearing he'll be miserable (he's trying to dig under the wall as I write this)
By the way...it didn't occur to me they would mate because he's 12 and in dog years...whatever..guess he's not a dog.

So. Hello. Any advice?

Riverside Reptiles
02-11-2010, 10:15 PM
You need to post in the forums...go here: www.geckosunlimited.com/community
You'll get much better response.



hello

I have two gekkos. Like many people who frequent the local pet shop, I inherited mine from my about 12 years ago. You know..."you can bring the pet home" and the kid never takes him back to school but the Mom (me) gets attached and resolves to care for the gekko, hamster etc , for the rest of her life.
In this case it;s a leopard (is that right) gecko. I don't know anything about them and realize I've been writing the word .. gekko...but did get attached to this little guy who I named Richard Gecko.

to make a long story short last year I looked at him and wondered if he'd like a little "friend." The young man at the pet shop gave me a 9 month old F (Carmen) and said to put it in with him...watch carefully...see what happened. All was well until about a month ago. Suddenly He was attacking her. Bit her tail pretty badly.

having read the chat boards I see that (duh) he is trying to mate with her and she was probably too young before. But when I put them together a second time...and came back later that day to check...he'd taken a chunk out of her tail. So to speak. And she is really scared of him.

So I put a board in the tank..which is big..and cut it in half. But Richard freaks out a lot when he hears her. Like right now.

What's a mother to do? Pull down the wall knowing odds are she's going to be bitten. Keep them apart fearing he'll be miserable (he's trying to dig under the wall as I write this)
By the way...it didn't occur to me they would mate because he's 12 and in dog years...whatever..guess he's not a dog.

So. Hello. Any advice?

reptibeast
02-13-2010, 12:29 AM
tokays are my fav geckos !!! im looking for some more hit me up if u have any!!!

Riverside Reptiles
02-15-2010, 12:39 PM
tokays are my fav geckos !!! im looking for some more hit me up if u have any!!!

We have an entire forum dedicated to them here. Click on the "forums" tab to get to it.

xXleosruleXx123
04-19-2010, 04:29 PM
but tokays can bite the living crap out of u

reptibeast
04-19-2010, 11:43 PM
oh yes and this is just 1 of many reasons that they are awesome

ikantapa
04-23-2010, 12:40 PM
hi

I am from indonesia, i like tokay. in my country Indonesia, so many of the Tokay gecko, where we usually called a gecko is tokek or tekek. I've been interested in geckos but not / could not make the pet as there is no time to nurse. :)

mosquito11
05-14-2010, 04:58 PM
i have had two tokays and have one right now, my first was able to tame down extremely well, in fact it was more calm then my leopard gecko i used to have and in one day i was able to hold my subadult male tokay gecko. it's easy once you know how to handle them, after that......you can easily tame one and have it like a leopard gecko. might i mention they are one of the best looking gecko's?

They look so cool! how much are they? I want one SO bad!:banana:

fearlessgecko_109
05-22-2010, 08:40 AM
You need to post in the forums...go here: www.geckosunlimited.com/community
You'll get much better response.

Nora, PUT THEM IN SEPARATE TANKS NOW!!!!

Before telling you what to do, I will wait for you to respond.

TokayTom
09-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Tokays :D!!!

herrsquidward
09-28-2010, 01:38 AM
Tokays are actually quite handleable after they get used to you. It's just getting them used to you that requires patience. I've only ever had one that didn't get used to being handled. They're great pets if you don't mind the occasional bite.

iqbal4142
11-20-2010, 02:56 AM
are tokay a.k.a tokek got poison??? ... because here at my place got alot of them!!

herrsquidward
11-20-2010, 03:08 AM
Tokays aren't poisonous. Don't worry. They bite but it's not going to kill you.

iqbal4142
11-20-2010, 03:16 AM
Tokays aren't poisonous. Don't worry. They bite but it's not going to kill you.

thanks.. so now i can get one .. erm just now i got 3 house gecko.. but they are too small ... did u know where section should i go to get more detail about tokay in here?? :blushing:

T-ReXx
11-20-2010, 08:51 AM
thanks.. so now i can get one .. erm just now i got 3 house gecko.. but they are too small ... did u know where section should i go to get more detail about tokay in here?? :blushing:

The Gekko species section.

mexico
12-02-2010, 01:34 PM
Hi everyone,
Iv been meaning to sign up and do some gecko posting, but better later then never. So firs things first. Im the new owner of a deadly looking Tokyo Gecko. Its a female. Today is the second day that I have had here (pet store gecko) No pix yet. Ill get on that tho. I got a tone of info on her befre I go her, so I think I have the low down on the care, food, ect. I do have a question on light .whats the best kin of lighting is ther best. ie. cermic heat with a day and night light, whats thebest light setup,

carl_can
12-09-2010, 10:50 AM
When i was a kid my father would buy stuff like Tokay geckos as pest control (http://www.pestbomb.com) in the house (back when the practice of doing so wasn't so frowned upon, now we're included in the frowning mobs) when we were at the height of our collection and doing programs on a much more common basis than we do now, I remember doing a count of what we had and that count came up close to 100 specimens... we're toned down majorly now.

WeSRoC_JagVet
01-25-2011, 09:29 AM
Howdy!

I have 2 hatclings of tokay gecko, my friend gave it to me. Aside from that i got some leopard gex, 2 males(reverse stripe enigma het. raptor & SHTCTB) & 1 female (HTCT).

thehotchik1000
01-25-2011, 02:12 PM
First things first when you get a tokay from a petstore get a fecal and take it to the vet to chk for parasites. Secondly cb tokays can generally run you 50-75$ most of my single tokay babies go for 75 and then pairs are a bit cheaper. When you buy from a private breeder you are paying for a healthy well acclimate and problem free animal. I keep pairs or even single adults in a lg tropical exoterra. 18 x 18x 24. They like the space but babies shoukd be kept in smaller quarters until they are well acclimated. For heat I use 1 Ceramic heat emitter and a sunglo. I also have UVB on them bc I have live plants in the tanks. Heat needs to be 95.f and For humidity I spray 2x daily. That keeps it about 60 humidity. I handle all my little ones and adults and the ones that accept it well are the ones I've handled from birth. I tend to not handle my breeding pairs bc I like to keep their stress down. But my youngsters are are pretty calm. Tokays are by far my favorite to keep.
Morgan

WeSRoC_JagVet
01-27-2011, 02:56 AM
First things first when you get a tokay from a petstore get a fecal and take it to the vet to chk for parasites. Secondly cb tokays can generally run you 50-75$ most of my single tokay babies go for 75 and then pairs are a bit cheaper. When you buy from a private breeder you are paying for a healthy well acclimate and problem free animal. I keep pairs or even single adults in a lg tropical exoterra. 18 x 18x 24. They like the space but babies shoukd be kept in smaller quarters until they are well acclimated. For heat I use 1 Ceramic heat emitter and a sunglo. I also have UVB on them bc I have live plants in the tanks. Heat needs to be 95.f and For humidity I spray 2x daily. That keeps it about 60 humidity. I handle all my little ones and adults and the ones that accept it well are the ones I've handled from birth. I tend to not handle my breeding pairs bc I like to keep their stress down. But my youngsters are are pretty calm. Tokays are by far my favorite to keep.
Morgan

You are right, morgan.:) very well said.
Actually, tokay geckos are endemic here in our country.;-) Most people here disregard & misunderstood them. So no petshops selling tokay geckos here.. As for the fecalysis to check if they have parasites, I already did it. Coz I'm a vet too. :)
Regarding on the prices of these tokays, I really don't have any idea that CB tokays worth like that?!:yikes: We(my colleagues & I) just breed them & release their matured offsprings to increase their population in the wild. Tokays help us in controlling the pests, like roaches in our houses.

As for LG, I love them so much!:yahoo: I really like different bright morphs they have! :)

Jag

Dlegendaryray
03-21-2011, 08:34 PM
I actually work in a pet store as an animal care person. In working through my daily maintenance I came acroas a baby tokay. Now ive owned may lizards (beardeds, skinks, water and frilled dragons) but ive never owbed geckos but I couldnt resist this little guy that wasnt even 2inches big when I came across him. Now in my experience with these tokays ive seen that they're all pretty aggrrssive, do you think since I have him at so young that he can be tamed with enough constant handling or are they just an overall aggressive gecko?

thehotchik1000
03-22-2011, 12:53 AM
Babies can be conditioned to except human interaction. I will say though that every herp needs time to itself and it's not like training a dog. Things have to be done very very slowly with as little stress and change as possible. The animal first needs to accept you as something of no threat and that can take a little while. First worry about getting him on a good feeding schedule and accepting his new home. Then very slowly start introducing yourself in his life. Tokays aren't aggressive really they are more defensive and protective of themselves their offspring and their territory. Ie most will not actively pick a fight. But they will defend themselves if they feel threatened.
Morgan

Dlegendaryray
03-22-2011, 11:55 AM
Thanks for that. I'll take note of that

bbnunun
03-24-2011, 05:04 PM
tokays are my fav geckos !!! im looking for some more hit me up if u have any!!!

i have mine :) 12 inch and i think he's heavy but i didnt weigh him yet since he's the guard of my kitchen for some pest and roaches... he's my pet for 3 years.

Dlegendaryray
03-26-2011, 04:20 AM
My baby tokay is healty and well but like I said before ive known these guys to be pretty aggressive. Is it normal that he wont really hunt his/her own food? I find myself having to force feed it crickets

thehotchik1000
03-26-2011, 01:30 PM
No that isn't normal. He should be eating on his own. I suggest stopping all force feeding methods it's causing more stress to the baby. A healhy baby or adult cam get stressed realitivly easily and stop all eating because of that. I suggest being totally hands off for at least a month until you get him on a good feeding schedule. Stop offering food for s couple days at least and then put a fee crix in there to see if he eats them. I would also examine your husbandry and set up. Is he warm enough? Does he have many hiding places on the walls of the tank? Does he have alot of coverage in the tank? Whats his humidity like? Check on these things and do not forcefeed or handle at all and then try offering some food in a few days.

Dlegendaryray
03-26-2011, 09:13 PM
His tank is actually pretty decked out. I'm pretty much using all the components from my beardeds tank. My tokay is in a 40 breeder so at his size ita like a mansion lol. Hes got a 100w basking and a uvb lamp also. Ive also got an auyomatic mister. Hes on reptibark for now I was gonna go with the coconut substrate but wasnt to keen on it because I dont think he would like such a fine substrate. He does like to burrow in the reptobark during the day tho. The tank has plenty of live plants as well as so fake ones suctioned along the walls so hes got plenty of coverage to get out of the light. At night ive got an infared 100w bulb as well as a ceramic heater. The temp night or day never drops below 79-82 and the humidity never dips below 80% either. I mean I havent seen him hunt the crickets so it worries me a bit

thehotchik1000
03-26-2011, 09:16 PM
Well it sounds like it's decked out. Although I'd still just let him be until he starts to eat on his own.

Dlegendaryray
03-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Aight sounds like u know what ur talking about so i'll take ur word for it

bbnunun
03-31-2011, 12:52 PM
i got another one from wild hes too aggressive that he could jump off almost a meter away... i just caged him.

can anyone suggest what to do to make him feed with his normal feeding habit cuz i tried feeding him (not forcing him) but he doesnt consume the roaches a fed him.:)

thehotchik1000
03-31-2011, 02:14 PM
That's because he's stressed out. Give him a few days totally hands off and then try feeding again. Continue to be hands off for a few weeks until he acclimates.

bbnunun
04-01-2011, 10:24 AM
i'll take your advice.. thanks a lot!

bbnunun
05-02-2011, 09:18 PM
tokays are my fav geckos !!! im looking for some more hit me up if u have any!!!

my 2 pcs tokay geckos here are very healthy and agressive...:)

djtanzim
06-26-2011, 04:10 PM
i have 2 takay gecko.how can i grow up to 400 gram & its look fat.

Trion123
08-28-2011, 05:10 AM
A new care_sheet entry has been added:

I have two tokay gecko female and male the seems to dont at all and the female keeps on eating the superworms even though i fed them in the afternoon the male is always first to come but he still doesnt eat :cry:

DeepSeaKitten
10-22-2011, 01:39 AM
Im having issues sexing mine. I think its a girl (I hope it is cause her name is Bubbles) and she needs s husband Im going to name him Thor.

DeepSeaKitten
10-22-2011, 11:08 AM
I have had Bubbles for about a month now! She is awesome and has very weird little quirks, but I find the growling and hanging out in the food dish adorable :)