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    I just received a pretty good sized adult female tokay about a week ago from a friend who had to move and couldn't care for it anymore. I know for a fact that it was abused and he never kept the humidity levels high and never had any sort of heat. I placed her in a large EXO Terra with a lot of room and some new Coco coir. I've kept humidity levels at 75+ and have been trying to feed her but without any luck. She has a really good environment now that she's not with her previous owner but I've noticed some yawning and I really hope there isn't any sort of respiratory infection. She wasn't very active at first she would just sit in one place and didn't get triggered to any movement or even touching her which I thought was weird for a tokay, especially how hostile they are from previous encounters. I've been supplying tomato worms as food and also wax worms to fatten her up but she won't eat! Advice would be very much appreciated, I don't want to lose this beautiful animal! People are cruel.

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    She is active now, very much so, moving around the cage alot and projecting a light color. She also is having a hard time sticking to wet surfaces, but her sticky pads seemed to have shed well.

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    Welcome to GU!
    I'm not a tokay expert but it sounds as if the gecko is in the process of adjusting. I would keep offering food and give it another week or so to start eating. If it still doesn't eat, you could consider a vet visit. Vets can be found here: arav.org.

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    yup, give her time now that she's warm enough.
    unfortunately, a lot of tokays that come into the pet trade are WC. it can be tough to acclimate them, especially if they carry parasites (as many do). they are super hardy though, hopefully she'll start eating over the next few days and turn the corner.

    the brighter color is a very good indication that a)she's warming up, and b) she's less stressed. whatever you do, make sure she has a ton of cover and places to hide.
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