Breeding your Tokay geckos is relatively easy. However, this doesn’t mean that you’ll simply mate a male and a female Tokay gecko and leave everything to fate. Tokay gecko breeding requires certain rules to follow to be able to yield healthy offspring from the breeding.
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Aside from it is very rewarding and it is fun to raise your own Tokay gecko there are other reasons why you would want to start breeding and building your own collection. Below are 5 benefits you get from breeding your own Tokay geckos.
Tokay geckos are easy to breed – this is a fact. While it is easy to breed them, there are still several things you need to consider before you can properly breed them and try producing your own Tokay geckos or even before you try to breed a male to a female Tokay gecko. This article will try to discuss the 5 things you need to consider before breeding Tokay geckos.
Tokay Geckos are at the top of the best biter list. If you’ve noticed every time you see their pictures they always have their mouth open. Tokay geckos are known for their aggressiveness and short temperedness (making them not a very good pet for small children), however, once they get to know you well enough, they will come down and won’t bite as much or as hard, but they will still bite for sure, so it is best that you handle them with your gloves on (especially if they are wild caught or new to your care). (more…)
How to Keep Tokay’s Tank Warm at Night
Tokay geckos, like other reptiles and gecko species, need an environment that is warmer than the normal room temperature. Ideally, Tokays require an enclosure with a warm area (usually at 85F or above) and a relatively cooler area (at 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit) to help your Tokay geckos control their body temperature and have proper digestion. Tokay geckos and other nocturnal geckos can tolerate lower temperature at night. However, this doesn’t mean that they don’t require heat at night. Daytime and nighttime temperatures should be maintained properly to keep your Tokays healthy and comfortable especially at night time – when they are more active and hunt for their food.
How to Become a Tokay Gecko Expert
Because more and more people are becoming interested on Tokay geckos, the demand for “Tokay gecko care” information is also becoming more and more in demand. Most of this information is found in the internet and usually in forums where a free flow of opinions, knowledge, and experiences occur between “Tokay experts” and new Tokay breeders or owners or simply someone interested. If you’re among those new breeders, you can get easily intimidated by the breadth and depth of the knowledge of these “Tokay experts” and may wonder if you can rank among them.
Grooming Your Tokay Gecko
Tokays may seem low-maintenance pets that require little care other than feeding them and cleaning their enclosure. However, Tokay gecko care is more than just feeding and cleaning their tank. Every owner should learn how to provide their pet with the best care they can give. Grooming makes your Tokays healthier and happier. Tokays have two major grooming needs – claw clipping and bathing (especially if your Tokays are having difficulties shedding).
Healthy Tokays would normally breed with little or no encouragement at all. Breeding your Tokays may require certain preparations to ensure that the mating will be successful. However, some pet owners would breed their stock without proper preparations and compromise the mating. It is important for every pet owner (planning to breed Tokays) to know the things that may compromise their chance of having a successful breeding. Below are the things you need to avoid when breeding your Tokays.
Right after allowing your geckos to mate, the next thing you would want to expect is for your gecko to get pregnant. This marks the start of a one big happy family. The pregnancy stage however is very critical. It’s important that you know when your pet starts having a baby so you can keep an eye on it and make sure it delivers its eggs well and safely.
The most difficult part of breeding Tokay geckos is making sure that the eggs hatch. There are different ways to incubate gecko eggs but not all of them are effective enough. This article covers the best way to incubate eggs to secure higher hatch rate.