Taming your pet is one of the greatest challenges of owning a Tokay gecko. Tokay geckos are very brave and aggressive animals. Unlike other gecko species that would normally take the flight when threatened, they would rather boldly defend their stand than flee or lose their tails. Because of this, they are unlikely pets for newbies. Nonetheless, with proper approach and technique, Tokay geckos can be tamed. And can be good companions.
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Simply knowing what to feed your gecko is enough to ensure that your Tokay gecko get all the nutrients that they need. You need to make sure that you feed your Tokay gecko the right type of food. This means you need to ensure that what they eat is nutritious, the right size for them, that they are safe for your pet’s consumption.
Large population of Tokay geckos are found in the rainforests of Southeast Asian countries. These are tropical countries. The temperature ranges from 25 degrees Celsius (77 °F) during wet season to 35 degrees Celsius (95 °F) or higher during dry or summer season (which can reach as high as 40 °C or 104 °F).
One of the best things about Tokay geckos is that they are not picky eaters. They eat almost every insect that they can hunt. In the wild, their diet includes bugs, crickets, worms, and roaches. They also eat small vertebrates such as small lizards, frogs, and pinkies. Following this natural feeding traits of Tokay geckos, you can conclude that you can feed them almost every edible insect that fits their mouth. But because of the scarcity or inaccessibility to some of these natural, Tokay gecko food, while in captivity, is quite limited.
Temperature and humidity plays an essential role in your Tokay gecko’s health. As a new gecko owner it is very important to ensure that you maintain the right temperature and humidity inside your gecko’s tank.
Being new to Tokay gecko ownership, you are not expected to know everything about Tokay geckos, but cleaning your gecko’s tank is a must. Part of being a responsible Tokay gecko owner is keeping your pet’s enclosure clean at all times. But what does it mean to “clean” the tank? Does it include washing the tank and everything in it or it simply means removal of debris (feces and food leftovers)? Let’s find out.
Tokay geckos are exposed to several types of microorganisms. Majority of which are harmful to your pet. Keeping them under control is important if you want to keep your Tokay gecko healthly.
Tokay geckos (Gekko Gecko) live in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They are the second largest gecko growing up to 15 inches long. They are known for their aggressiveness behavior, making them unlikely for new owners. While most of these geckos can be tamed over time, some Tokay geckos simply never favor being handled. They can live as long as 20 years if given proper care.
Tokay geckos react differently on different situations. This is often accompanied by gestures or body languages. Each gesture is indicative of what they feel and what they would do next. Getting to know these body languages will at least give you the idea what’s playing on their mind and react accordingly to the situation.