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    Hello Everyone! I thought I would do an official post on this but meet Stitch! He is a Wild Caught Tokay Gecko!. I recently received him as he didn't have much of a home with the previous owner. I hope to give him a good life here. I have little to no information on how to take good care of a Tokay sadly. I've done loads of research though so all the knowledge I do have of course I got from websites and forums. As always my biggest fears are always temps and humidity as I also have a Crested Gecko in an other enclosure near by.

    I've purchased the following items for Stitch though.

    -18x18x24 Enclosure
    -Moss to help with humidity
    -added some clay pebbles under some weedblocker to help as well with humidity(provided by Liz)
    -Big nice Corkbark hide
    -Big ledge area for basking(apparently they need a basking spot?)
    -little bit of foliage to help cover corkbark to add more of a hide area
    -dome with uvb
    and a few other items to help out nothing to specific.

    Currently using a cheap hydrometer and temp setup while waiting on new inkbird setup(should be here within 2 weeks)

    Hopefully people can help give insight on how to take care of this beautiful creature! Of course my primary focus will always be on my crested gecko Buttons but in the end I love them both and I hope to give them both a wonderful and happy life here!

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Stitch! Nice to meet you. I hope you have a long and happy life with your conscientious keeper.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    I've read up on this guide previously, I am having a bit of a hard time right now with humidity but until I know for a fact that my soil mixture and such is going to be proper for him. I won't be making his enclosure bioactive which of course is causing me to have more issues with humidity. Surely within the next 3 weeks I should be able to fix that problem which will help with that overall. As for temps because my home is so small It isn't the easiest to keep all the enclosures at the right perfect temps although for the most part he sits between 25 and 27c which isn't extremely optimal although is still in the general range so far as per what im reading. He does have a basking area which sits at 27c to 30c although doesn't seem to go there often as of yet. Surely that will change once he gets use to his new home. I am bringing him to a vet in a few weeks for a general checkup and such as well to make sure all is actually okay with him. So once that is all done for sure things will be going a lot smoother then they are now hopefully.

    On an other note I am in the process of losing a job I recently got so all my current income is being invested directly into geckos to make sure they aren't missing anything specific.
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    I've read up on this guide previously, I am having a bit of a hard time right now with humidity but until I know for a fact that my soil mixture and such is going to be proper for him. I won't be making his enclosure bioactive which of course is causing me to have more issues with humidity. Surely within the next 3 weeks I should be able to fix that problem which will help with that overall. As for temps because my home is so small It isn't the easiest to keep all the enclosures at the right perfect temps although for the most part he sits between 25 and 27c which isn't extremely optimal although is still in the general range so far as per what im reading. He does have a basking area which sits at 27c to 30c although doesn't seem to go there often as of yet. Surely that will change once he gets use to his new home. I am bringing him to a vet in a few weeks for a general checkup and such as well to make sure all is actually okay with him. So once that is all done for sure things will be going a lot smoother then they are now hopefully.

    On an other note I am in the process of losing a job I recently got so all my current income is being invested directly into geckos to make sure they aren't missing anything specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    I've read up on this guide previously, I am having a bit of a hard time right now with humidity but until I know for a fact that my soil mixture and such is going to be proper for him. I won't be making his enclosure bioactive which of course is causing me to have more issues with humidity. Surely within the next 3 weeks I should be able to fix that problem which will help with that overall. As for temps because my home is so small It isn't the easiest to keep all the enclosures at the right perfect temps although for the most part he sits between 25 and 27c which isn't extremely optimal although is still in the general range so far as per what im reading. He does have a basking area which sits at 27c to 30c although doesn't seem to go there often as of yet. Surely that will change once he gets use to his new home. I am bringing him to a vet in a few weeks for a general checkup and such as well to make sure all is actually okay with him. So once that is all done for sure things will be going a lot smoother then they are now hopefully.

    On an other note I am in the process of losing a job I recently got so all my current income is being invested directly into geckos to make sure they aren't missing anything specific.
    So you already read Kevin's Tokay Care Sheet? Good for you!

    I'm sorry your new job will soon be gone.

    You may need all the hydroton you have to make a significant difference in the humidity of Stitch's enclosure. Place all the hydroton in Stitch's 18 x 18 x 24 inch enclosure. How deep is it? By watering that -- but not excessively, the humidity should increase 24/7. That's the benefit of layered substrates. That's not dependent upon having a "bioactive" enclosure.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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