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    I just got a new tokay yesterday, and he's MUCH more feisty than our other one, so my boyfriend was using a sock over his hand as a glove to avoid getting tore apart. Anyway he clamped down on the sock and hasn't let go. I've tried massaging his jaw and tapping on his mouth to get him to let go to bite at me.. nothing. His eyes are almost sunken in he's clamped down so hard. I'm not sure what to do our if anyone has ever experienced this?! I never have with tokays or any other herp... please help!
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    hi. sometimes it can take quite awhile, especially if you're frantically trying ways to get him off.

    I would just sit down and relax, and try not to move or disturb him. he'll let go when he's ready.

    his color is nice and dark. he looks really irate.
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    For the future, us a synthetic tech glove or light leather so you can slip the glove and the Tokay off as one and place them both back into it's enclosure.

    The more you move, the more they dig in. Some wild caught have been known to snap their lower jaw because they are biting down so hard.

    Better luck next time.

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    wowsers! lol.
    how long did it take him to let go??
    Tokay equals the pitbull of the gecko world
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