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07-05-2009, 09:46 PM #1
Sounds made by a gecko
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I am a new member.
I am curious about the sounds made by geckos.
I live in Riverview, FL (just southeast of Tampa)
Not far from my residence is an exoctic animal importer.
I live in an area that is heavily wooded. 5 houses on 25 acres.
Most every evening and night (only accasionally during the day) I hear a sound, I am told by neighbors,(definitely not experts) that is a gecko that escaped from the nearby importer.
I have never seen the animal, but the sounds come from up in a tree. Usually, the location is the same for some weeks, and then moves to a different tree. The sound can be heard from at least 100 ft away. I have lived here for over three years and have heard the sound since I moved in.
The sound is something like:
Tat, Tat, Tat, Tat, Tat, (after a second or two followed by) uk 0Hhhh...., repeated four or five times.
Are there any recordings of sounds made by geckos?
Thank you for any help.
07-05-2009, 10:17 PM #2Newbie
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I don't know about anyone else, but when my gecko's scared he made a hissing sound. Almost like a whispered-shriek.
07-05-2009, 10:19 PM #3
Here is a sound of a Tokay Gecko http://gekkota.com/assets/multimedia/tokaycall.wav geckos make many many many different sounds. They do not make one particular sound each gecko species make a very unique sound.
07-05-2009, 11:03 PM #4
My Croc gecko screams like a frightened rodent when you pick him up. Next time i get him out to make sure his jaw is healing fine I will record him screaming.Chaotic Nights Reptile
07-05-2009, 11:49 PM #5
Thanks Cliff F
The sounds you sent me are almost exactly what I have been hearing for three years.
Can you provide anymore information.
If he is living in the wild, do you have any suggestions how I might get a closer look at him?
07-05-2009, 11:53 PM #6
They are a introduced species to Florida. They are native to Asia, southern China. Your best bet would be to check the sides of houses and buildings near lights where bugs collect. The picture in my Avatar is of a Tokay gecko head.
07-06-2009, 12:10 AM #7
Thank you Cliff
I will keep watch.
Thank you for the information.
I hope to be able to respond that I have finally been able to see him.
07-07-2009, 03:58 AM #8
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