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5 Things to Expect From Your First Tokay Gecko

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 206

Tokay geckos are such amazing creatures. Their natural appeal and charisma is the reason why more and more people are becoming interested in making this particular type of reptile as pet. They may not have colors that are as glowing and beautiful as leopard geckos but there's something about them that really make them extremely special.

However, Tokays have characteristics and personalities that you may not like. And if you don't handle it right, you can get disappointed in your pet. So if this is your first time to own this kind of pet, there are some things you should be ready for.

1. Tokays can be very aggressive.Many people end up selling their Tokays or passing them over to friends and relatives because they found out that this reptile is not sweet and can even hurt them. Unlike leopard geckos, Tokays are more of a fighter. They don't want to be touched or held often especially if they're new to the environment. So during your first encounter with your Tokay, don't forget to put in your gloves. And also, don't hold it without asking an expert to teach you how. When it bites, it bites hard! So be very careful.

2. Male Tokays are better off alone.The last thing you want to do is to put multiple male Tokay geckos in a single tank. These creatures are very territorial. Unless it's a female, they would never want to share their territory with any other geckos.

3. Geckos love crickets.Don't make a pet out of Tokay gecko if you're afraid of crickets! Geckos are not geckos when they don't eat crickets. Anyway, this type of insect can be purchased from local pet stores. It's important to feed your pet with live and full crickets so it gets the nutrition it needs.

4. They want warm places.Tokays are mostly found in the tropical rainforests of Asia. To make your pet feel more comfortable in its new home, you want to make it feel as if it's in the same place where they used to be. Keeping the humidity inside the tank or terrarium is a must. Ideally, the level of humidity should be between 40 and 80 percent. This can be easily achieved by placing moist (not wet) substrate inside the tank and proper misting. Failure to sustain such level of humidity can lead to various health problems.

5. Tokays want it clean.Sanitation and maintenance are essential to keeping your pet healthy. In order to maintain a beautiful, hygienic, and attractive environment for your Tokay, make it a daily habit to clean its terrarium. Remove the feces from the walls or substrate, clean and refill the water dish, replace the substrate at least every three months, and take away any other clutter like dried plants, dead insects, etc.

When you know what to expect from your Tokay, you can become the best pet owner. Tokays are not really hard to deal with. You just have to know a little bit more about them so you can understand what they feel and provide what they need.

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