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    Old guy here, planning to try to buy a gecko at my local repti day event. So I signed up here to pick up a little needed knowledge. Hope to take part in conversations as I can. Thanks
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    Welcome aboard, TWBryan!

    Have you decided on what type gecko to buy?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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 would like a tokay gecko, they seem to be a sturdy species. While I realize they are not for everyone they do have qualities I appreciate. Currently have a 12x12x18 exoterra for temporary housing, and I'm in process of building an 18x18x48 enclosure. I keep the house temperature at 78 degrees and am wondering if the tokay will require a basking light? The enclosure design includes 12" at the top to allow placement of lights.
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    Here's a tokay gecko care sheet from 2014 written by Kevin McCurley that may help you out.


    This care sheet suggests a bit more heat than 78*F. I suggest some heat source other than red bulbs.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    Thanks for the link to Mr. Mcurley's article I have read it several times. Watching his video on youtube of him moving tokay's from one enclosure to another did erode my confidence in his teachings . If not red lights then would you suggest the ceramic heating bulbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWBryan View Post
    Thanks for the link to Mr. Mcurley's article I have read it several times. Watching his video on youtube of him moving tokay's from one enclosure to another did erode my confidence in his teachings . If not red lights then would you suggest the ceramic heating bulbs?
    I've never kept tokays.

    These Kevin McCurley YouTube videos?

    "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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    Elizabeth, I was thinking of this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GKjHmJO68Y

    I was thinking he might have spared himself some pain and blood loss if he had used a small length of pvc to transport the more unruly lizards in. But everyone's a Monday morning quarterback. . I like watching Mcureley and this other gentleman from south Korea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KWEHUGTiX0

    The process seems to require a great deal of nerve, and a great deal of pain tolerance. I am hoping that I have enough of both.
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    Facebook's Gallery Gekko group (by Seri Dukart in the USA who breeds & keeps tokays) is another tokay resource.



    Seri Dukart works exclusively with captive bred tokay geckos (gekko gecko).
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    Elizabeth, thank you, I will check them out. As it happens I ended up not going to the reptile show. Too much month at the end of my money. I am however proceeding with the enclosures, both of them. Water-proofing the boards with polyacrylic, a water based formula. As my money is scarce for the next few months I'll be looking for ways to get things done without cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWBryan View Post
    Elizabeth, thank you, I will check them out. As it happens I ended up not going to the reptile show. Too much month at the end of my money. I am however proceeding with the enclosures, both of them. Water-proofing the boards with polyacrylic, a water based formula. As my money is scarce for the next few months I'll be looking for ways to get things done without cash.
    You're welcome!

    I recommend a captive bred tokay. Perhaps you might find a tokay who needs rehoming? Wild caught tokays often arrive with a heavy parasite load. Tokays' attitudes increase bite potential when removing those mites!
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-23-2021 at 07:15 PM.
    "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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