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Old 03-20-2020, 10:48 PM   #1
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Tokay Gecko General Care

Tokay Geckos are among the largest gecko species in the world. They are beautiful, intelligent, and often misunderstood reptiles that are fairly easy to keep and exhibit many interesting behaviors. Wild Type Tokays have a background color of dark-to-light purple-to-bluish color combined with a pattern of orange/orange-red spots and blotches. Tokay geckos have been kept in captivity for decades and are available in many beautiful morphs. Often labeled as a "pet store fodder" species, they are rewarding and hardy captives that will breed readily if kept in the correct environment. They work well in large planted vivaria and will not dig up or destroy plant life. If you want a large gecko that will work well as a display lizard and don't mind not handling your animal, tokays are an excellent choice.


Tokay geckos are large, some adult males reach 14 inches in complete length. They are heavy bodied with large heads and strong jaws. Despite their size, Tokays are fast moving and agile animals. Healthy individuals will appear well filled-out with clear eyes and unblemished skin with raised, bump-like scales along the dorsal area. Healthy animals have clean bright red-to-orange mouths and nostrils free of running liquid or bubbles.


Tokay Geckos are native to Bangladesh, India, Southern China and Southeast Asia. The have been introduced to Hawaii and Florida via the pet trade. These hardy lizards can survive anywhere temperatures and humidity are high enough and there is adequate prey. In their native areas Tokays frequent houses, where they are welcomed as signs of good luck and eaters of pest insects.

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