Posts Tagged ‘gecko care’

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Your Home that Might Harm Your Tokay Geckos

Posted on: June 30th, 2013 by JE

Your Tokay gecko is exposed to different types of chemicals in your home. Even the most environment-friendly households have several chemical products in and around the house. The chemicals you use to sanitize the cages, decorations and your home are not found in your pet’s natural habitat. This means that there is always a possibility that your Tokay gecko might suffer from chemical poisoning.


How to Tell If Your Tokay Gecko is Angry

Posted on: April 18th, 2013 by JE

You don’t want to get bitten by an angry Tokay gecko. It is pretty nasty, painful and can draw enough blood from the skin. Tokay geckos are very brave and aggressive, unlike other geckos they would rather fight back than lost their tail on a fight. Tokay geckos have very powerful jaws used for hunting and protecting themselves. It is strong enough for you to feel the pain. What is more fascinating about Tokay geckos is that they don’t easily let go of their bite. And pulling them off will only make them grip harder. Grabbing them by surprise or ignoring the warning signs of an angry Tokay gecko can end in a very nasty bite. The bite of a full grown male Tokay gecko can pretty well hurt you. (more…)

What to Know Before You Own a Tokay Gecko

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by JE

Tokay geckos are not ordinary pets that you can simply buy in a pet store and keep inside your home. Geckos have specific requirements to be able to survive in captivity. So, if want to keep a Tokay gecko in captivity successfully you need to know these things before buying your first gecko. (more…)

Is Your Tokay Gecko Comfortable?

Posted on: February 9th, 2013 by JE

You are sitting in the comforts of your abode – your furniture complete (save for the ones you are planning to replace), your family is intact and you can watch your children to their adulthood, and to top all these, you have a stable job that secures there is enough food for your table plus some extra in the fridge and in the storage. This is a simple life ideal of most if not every human being. What do you think is your or are your pets’ ideal living? (more…)

Satisfaction Barometer for Your Tokay Gecko

Posted on: February 7th, 2013 by JE

One of the greatest fulfillment of a pet raiser is to see your animal companions feel at ease and contented in your company. The evidence of which is the continuous and healthy growth of each of them and the low frequency of illness they get. It is also rewarding to experience how responsive they have become when we approach or try to handle them. These are very evident to your pet cats who would brush their bodies past you or dogs that would wiggle their tails at us. However these responses are not the same for your Tokay Geckos or their reptilian relatives and kind. They simply are not capable of showing emotions and may seem as cold as their blood. (more…)

Raising Healthy Tokay Geckos

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012 by JE

Now that you have chosen a Tokay Gecko for your pet companion, you better get yourself very well versed on its history and characteristics. It is imperative to get familiar to its attitude and as much as its needs in order to keep it healthy and be with you the longest possible time. You may want to buy more Geckos in the future and get to breed them in captivity. (more…)

Health Pointers for Your Tokay Geckos

Posted on: December 22nd, 2012 by JE

It is always great to keep pets as our companion, however unlike humans, they needed extra attention and research on their behavior mainly because they do not talk. This is known by most pet owners especially the more experienced ones. It is imperative to know your pets normal behavior so it is easier to determine their unusual behaviors.


Watching the Health of Your Tokay Geckos

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 by JE

Careful monitoring of your pets’ health is critical if you wanted them to be with you the longest possible time. Just like any of your pets, you needed careful attention on your Tokay Gecko’s health and wellbeing from the time you acquire them. Research on their different behavior and experience over time would be very beneficial both for you and your Tokay Gecko. Changes in their behavior are indicative of any changes in the way they feel or what their environment makes them feel.


Hand Taming Your Tokay: What to Do

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by JE

Tokay gecko belongs to large species of geckos and is known for its aggressiveness, and unlike most reptiles, Tokay gecko is one of the few reptiles that can vocalize. It is among the most difficult geckos to hand tame compared to its cousins like the golden and leopard geckos. Normally, Tokays are just for “display” because of the difficulty in handling them (Tokays would usually attack their handlers with painful bites, also a unique traits among geckos). However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot hand tame your Tokay gecko. Taming your Tokay is still possible, but it takes time and a lot of patience. Below are the things you need to do to hand tame your Tokay.


Tokay Gecko Care 101: Caring for the Hatchlings

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by JE

The long wait is over. The eggs have finally hatched! You now see those cute, little hatchlings going out from their shells and trying to explore the world with their small bodies. Congratulations! However, you must be wondering – now what? Although this question should have been answered long before your Tokay gecko became pregnant, this article serves as a general guideline for anyone who’s a bit confused with what to do with their pets. Becoming a successful breeder takes time and effort. It also takes lots of research and experience.