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    ok so i read a lot about pairing Tokays, so im not really here to ask about that, i bought a female Tokay for my male from a really good reptile store here in Reno. they specialize in reptiles and take good care of them unlike petco. they just got a pair of tokays one male and one female and already housed them together, i purchased the female and they said she was a young adult. shes definitely female, cute with a crooked tail (must have fallen off at some point), but shes so small and kinda skinny, my male is about 3 times her size and hes a young adult also. i hear the males are bigger, but hes massive compared to her, i've also been feeding him a lot of crickets and dubia roaches over the last 3 months ive had him) maybe ive fatten him up a bit since i had him. im just concerned over her well being. she is wild caught. i have a 40 gallon wide tank that i set up vertically as a terrarium with acrylic as as a door, so my tank is big enough. he accepts her and doesnt try to attack her and vise versa, they even sorta cuddles together in the log hideout together with no problems. she hasnt eaten anything in the day ive had her which i expect, i just hope she gets bigger so she can breed. i do have a separate tank for her also if things get out of hand

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    The female is underweight, and a third the size of the male? Separate them. Even if they "cuddle" and seem to get along, the female isn't going to get enough to eat with that big male in there.
    Your focus should be on getting them healthy and acclimated. You can worry about breeding later.
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    Just an update, they still get along great, she has grown since I got her, and shed twice. She eats fine with the male, I buy a dozen crickets and put em all in mixed with dubias he loved the dubias. But she sticks with crickets, I think she eats more of them than he does, but he has the roaches and I buy him pinkies also. I don't think they have tried to breed which I'm OK with, when they start I'll be watching even more closely if things get out of hand I'll separate her.

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