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06-12-2011, 09:22 PM
I was in Petco today and they had 4 Tokay Geckos in 1 cage. 2 were babies a few months old and the other 2 were older but probably less than a year old. 3 were light blue gray with orange spots and the other was a very dark black-brown-gray with red spots. I ask the lady at the store and she said that they all were captive breed and that Petco only carries captive breed reptiles and not wild caught reptiles. In the past year I've been there a few times at the same store and different employees have told me that their Tokay Geckos were wild caught. This is the first time that I've seen such your Tokays for sale. I would assume that wild caught Tokays would be older. The questions that I have are "were this captive breed or wild caught?" and "does Petco only sell captive breed reptiles?"

I would love to of bought a male and a female out of the 4. But it probably would of been hard to of sexed them at such a young age.

06-12-2011, 10:58 PM
I am not sure whether petcos reptiles are wild caught or captive breed. It depends on their supplier. If you decide to get them just do a little homework and try and confirm that they are healthy. Petco gets lower quality animals and the arnt quality assured by any kind of program. If you get them you definitly should get a fecal exam done after you purchase. It will save you trouble down the road regardless to whether or not they are wild caught or captive bred.

Riverside Reptiles
06-12-2011, 11:25 PM
It's hard to say if they're wc or cb. I certainly wouldn't just take the girls word for it. But as mentioned, either way they should be quarantined in separate enclosures, and checked for parasites.

06-13-2011, 02:40 PM
Not the best example I am sure, but in my experience almost everything in those stores, especially Petco, seem to be wild caught, I know it happened to me with a few of my pets, the biggest example being my Russian tortoise which had a terribly large parasite load. Now I am not sure if this was just my own experience and if it various from store to store, reptile to reptile. Either way I agree with the previous posters, you should definitely get a fecal done