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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/25/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Geckofreek

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Tokay Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Tokay Gecko

Sexing and Characteristics:

A yellow wax-like substance will be coming out of there pores if it is a male if you run your fingers along pores, you should not be able to feel this on a female
holding the upright the wak will form upside down v

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Potting soil,orchid bark,cocounut fiber,fir bark,moulch,live or fake plants, sticks for climbing. dont get potting soil with fertilizer.The cage should be sprayed with warm water daily 2 to 3 times. There should also be 1 or 2 water bowls to help moisture.

Lighting and UVB:

UVB light is required in choosing lights for your Tokay.
Night time basking bulb should be 20 to 50 watts.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Day time temp should be kept at 76 to 94 degrees but best temp for good feeding is 85 degrees the baskingspot should be kept at a higher temp then the rest of the cage. The humidity should be kept between 70 and 90% the cage should never drop below 50% this can be maintained by a medium dish of water in the cage. I also use plastic with holes over the top of the cage.

Heating and Equipment:

Most of the heating is covered by the lighting. some people use heating rocks, but I wouldnt because you could burn your Tokay. what you can do is bury the heat rock about an inch under the soil,but i reccommend just using a cork log.

Caging Provided:

I have a male Tokay that lives in a 50 gal. tank. i have set up alot of different areas for hiding and a miniature mistifier that keeps my plant moist.I also have a nice waterfall to maintain humidity. your cage should include a digital thermomiter and a humidity gage. Tokays do not drink still water so you have to keep everything moist.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Babies-small crickets and mealworms
Adults-Crickets,cockroaches,nightcrawlers,pinky mice
Adults eat every other day and babie eat everyday about 4 or 5 crickets

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Herp vit powder not containing vit A
Calcium powder with vit D3

Maintenance:

When washing the cage use 1 part bleach and 9 parts water
the cage should be cleaned every 4 to 6 weeks and spot cleaned every day.
use a pper towel to dry out cage when done cleaning and make sure you rinse after cleaning cage.
make sure you do a good job drying out cage because it can be harmful to your tokay. Make sure you clean your cage regularly, it often helps prevent your tokay from pesticides.

Some Words on this Species:

A tokay is an awesome pet but can sometimes be expensive and i recommend getting a new one as a baby because if you get a mean adult, you will be bitten and they are known to have a very strong bite. if you get a baby tokay, tend to him an hour or more every day o he gets comfortble and becomes a nice adult tokay and it can be worth a lot of money or you can trade it in for a new pet,or you can just have a beautiful nice tokay to play with.
I do not reccommend this reptile to beginners.
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