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 #1806845


Aandfsoccr04
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 Just brought home

Well i just brought home my first tokay gecko that i got from a local guy. His or her cage was rather filthy so i was cleaning it out and ran into a few difficulties.

She didn’t like me looking at her or taking her out of her cage



Is this a male or female?






Thanks for your help.



07/23/08  11:11pm

 #1807042


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1806845


 Just brought home

lookin female to me



07/24/08  03:37am

 #1807162


Aandfsoccr04
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  Message To: Audio   In reference to Message Id: 1807042


 Just brought home

so you think it’s a female? Do you think an under the tank heater is just fine for tokay geckos? and the general rule is that you can keep a female with a female or a male?



07/24/08  09:30am

 #1807534


Herpsarelife
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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1807162


 Just brought home

looks like a female to me too. i would use a heat light instead of UTH. since they don’t spend much time on the ground the UTH doesn’t do much good. i would keep two females together if any. you could put a male and female together but you may have unwanted breeding. and if you are going to keep more than one be sure you have enough space, atleast a 30gal for two but a little bigger would be better for tokays.



07/24/08  05:18pm

 #1807610


Aandfsoccr04
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  Message To: Herpsarelife   In reference to Message Id: 1807534


 Just brought home

Can I keep a male and a female together without fighting or any of that? i don’t mind a little breeding here and there. i don’t think they will breed becasue i’m sure you have to have your conditions perfect for taht and mine aren’t perfect. but yeah. SO with my female i can keep either a male or a female with her? thats cool. Mine has this hollow log it seems to like to hide in a lot. I think i will throw a heat lamp on top of the tank tonight. thank you very much for your help.



07/24/08  07:22pm

 #1807670


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1807610


 Just brought home

i’ve never heard of females and males fighting each other, i did hear once that a new female got "rejected" by the tokays already in there. maybe they didn’t realize it was male though. but yeah, just keep an eye on them cause tokays can get pretty aggressive.

as for the under tank heater, it won’t really do anything for them, if you already bought it you can do what i do, stick it to the wall where they usually hang, it’ll keep the glass there warm and if you have a hide on that wall (i had a half log glued to the wall) then they’ll be pretty happy.

also something i’ve learned recently, all these hides sold at pet stores aren’t really hides lol, they’re too big to be hides they have to be tight. maybe i already knew this and forgot (i do that a lot) but i threw in a paper towel tube since i don’t have a tight hide for my tokays and they used it almost immediately



07/24/08  08:28pm

 #1807899


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  Message To: Audio   In reference to Message Id: 1807670


 Just brought home

I just finished a paper towel roll tonight so maybe i will try that. i usually throw them in my rats cage but ill throw one in there. hes really big though so idk if he will fit. we’ll see though. i dont know if i want to glue anything to the wall becasue the tank will never be able to be really used for anything else but i will try. I think i might want to breed them just for the experience. do they lay eggs or give live birth.



07/24/08  11:52pm

 #1807936


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1807899


 Just brought home

i’m not saying you have to glue anything to the wall lol, i’m just saying why it was useful to me, just stick the UTH on a wall or tape it up if you’ve already stuck it to something and ripped it off



07/25/08  01:01am

 #1808120


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  Message To: Audio   In reference to Message Id: 1807936


 Just brought home

use a heat lamp instead of a UTH ( i use a 40 watt). I wouldn’t get another gecko until you fully know what the sex is. My male looks female but is definetly a male (keeps me up all night with mating calls). He is almost 3 and he still looks female. Just be really careful as I know of someone on here who’s tokay had it’s jaw ripped off and died due to a sexing error. I would hate for that to happen to anyone elses gecko



07/25/08  09:21am

 #1808206


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  Message To: Camo_pants   In reference to Message Id: 1808120


 Just brought home

Well how do you tell for sure what sex it is? and the uth has already been stuck to the bottom of the tank but i suppose i can rip it off and re stick it to the wall. I will put a heat light on top of the tank as well. I just wasn’t sure what wattage I should put on top of it. THanks guys for all your help. it makes life a lot easier.



07/25/08  11:11am

 #1808620


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1808206


 Just brought home

you can tell the gender by looking at that v shape of pores, if it has wax sticking out of them then it’s a guy. if you touch them you can feel the wax sticking out. once you see it it’ll be real clear to you, it’s easy. (with tokays) they also have to be old enough to tell the gender, i’m not sure what age that would be though



07/25/08  06:42pm

 #1809602


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  Message To: Audio   In reference to Message Id: 1808620


 Just brought home

well when i get anywere near mine it kinda freaks out and im not trying to get bit by it so i just leave it alone for the most part. but yeah. do you need a better picture to tell or you just can’t tell from the pictures for some reason?



07/26/08  05:11pm

 #1811451


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1809602


 Just brought home

no we can see that it’s female you’re pictures are fine and you don’t need to pick it up. if it’s not old enough to tell though, it might be male and just hasn’t grown up yet. i was just explaining how we can tell.



07/28/08  11:44am

 #1811562


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  Message To: Audio   In reference to Message Id: 1811451


 Just brought home

ok awesome. Around how old do you think it is? I just got it from a guy that was local in the area that didn’t want it anymore. Another question. HOw often should i mist the cage?



07/28/08  02:07pm

 #1811687


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1811562


 Just brought home

I’m not sure how old it is since i just got into Tokay’s not too long ago. My guess would be a year or two. I mist my cage 2-3 times a day. Make sure you mist on the plants so they can lick the water off because they don’t usually drink from a water dish.



07/28/08  03:48pm

 #1811959


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  Message To: Leopardman   In reference to Message Id: 1811687


 Just brought home

oh so you’re supposed to be misting daily? i wasnt sure.



07/28/08  07:31pm

 #1812583


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1811959


 Just brought home

Yup, mist daily. it helps heep the humidity high and as i said before, thats usually how they get their water.

-Sam



07/29/08  12:20pm

 #1812702


Aandfsoccr04
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  Message To: Leopardman   In reference to Message Id: 1812583


 Just brought home

awesome. I have an uth as well as a 50 w heat bulb that i run for about twelve hours and im misting in the morning and once at night.



07/29/08  02:42pm

 #1818665


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1806845


 Just brought home

i have a uth on the side of my tank as well as light and im pretty sure that a girl you have



08/03/08  08:00pm

 #1820214


Aandfsoccr04
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  Message To: Baldy34   In reference to Message Id: 1818665


 Just brought home

my uth is on the bottom cause that is where it was already stuck and i figure i mise well not take it off but i have a fifty watt red heat light on top of the cage that i keep on for about twelve hours a day. it all works. are you sure its a girl?



08/05/08  03:30am

 #2002984


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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 1820214


 Just brought home

bump



05/12/09  12:21pm


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