Posts Tagged ‘geckos’

Hey! I Also Need Some Grooming

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by JE

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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).


Interesting Characteristics of Tokay Geckos

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012 by JE


Tokay geckos, the second largest among the gecko family, are such wonderful creatures. Aside from their aggressive behavior and very loud mating call there are a lot more amazing things that you can learn about these nocturnal and will surely leave you wanting more. Tokays are very much interesting that scientists are more than eager to uncover the secrets surrounding these amazing creations.


Feeding Your Sick Tokay Gecko

Posted on: August 4th, 2012 by JE

Tokay geckos are now becoming more popular among pet owners and are considered one of the easiest reptiles to care for. However, like other gecko species, it cannot be avoided that Tokay geckos can sometimes suffer from illnesses which may cause loss of appetite. Feeding sick Tokays is important to help them recover from whatever illness they have. Below are the things you need to do to feed you sick Tokay Gecko.


Endo-Parasitic Diseases in Geckos

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by JE 2 Comments

As the owner, all you want for your pet is nothing but the best. Geckos may live up to 20 years in captivity. All it needs is a healthy environment, proper nutrition, and of course – the love and care of you as his master. There are varying kinds of diseases that can strike your pet. Most of them can be very lethal. One of the most common health problems that affect a significant portion of geckos is the endo-parasitic disease.


How to identify Geckos

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by JE

(Based on their Distinct Characteristics)

Maybe you’re doing some gardening when you found a large lizard. Or maybe, you’re in a tropical forest hunting for some unique reptiles. In these cases, it can be hard to tell what the gecko you’ve found was until you take them to a professional animal doctor or an expert. Did you know that there exist over 2,000 geckos? Although they vary in colors, skin texture, size, and some other characteristics, these geckos may still look similar in one way or another. This article will give you some tips on how to identify geckos from one another.


Amazing Adaptation Features of Geckos

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 by JE

In the animal kingdom, adaptation is key to survival. Unlike human beings, animals live each day with a high risk of threat in their lives, especially those who live in the wild. But as they say, all things are made equal. Unlike humans, animals are gifted with special adaptation characteristics that make them survive day to day challenges which involve the presence of numerous predators.


Understanding General Adaptation Syndrome in Geckos

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by JE

Stress is said to be a silent killer. In humans, stress accounts for majority of health diseases including cancer, kidney failure, and heart problems. Stress is such a bizarre concept because you don’t really notice it until you are already experiencing the symptoms.


Killing Geckos for Health Purposes Isn’t Worth It, Experts Say

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by JE

Local authorities in the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia are working double time in trying to catch illegal gecko traders. Due to the popular belief that geckos, especially Tokay geckos, can cure AIDS and other life-threatening diseases, the gecko trade has boomed in the past years.


Let the Game Begin!

Posted on: June 20th, 2012 by JE

Having Fun with Your Gecko

If you think only dogs and cats can play with you and make you smile, think again. Weird as they may look, cold as they may feel, geckos are wonderful creatures that are fun to be with.  If you’re new to raising Tokay geckos, you might be interested in knowing some fun activities you can do with your reptile pet. Well then – you just arrived on the perfect page!

Setting up the play area

Playing with your pet Tokay can take away the stress that your daily activities bring you. But before you have fun with your pet, you want to set up the play area before letting it out from the cage. In your room, lay down a carpet and surround it with pillows or some soft stuff. They will serve as a barrier. Don’t put anything that will harm or injure your pet.

Don’t forget the treats!

Even geckos fall for treats. If you give cookies to your dog, you can reward your pet Tokay with some mealworms or wax worms – something different from their regular diet. But be careful when giving worms to your pet. Wax worms for instance are high in fats which may cause problems on the gecko’s health when consumed in excessive amounts. If your pet is only one or three years old, two wax worms would be enough as a treat.

Tokay geckos love fruits too! You can give them mashed apple or apricot. Its appetizing smell is very delightful for them. But just like worms, fruits must be given in only a small amount. You can also try giving them just a pinch of strawberry or raspberry.

Taking your pet from the tank

Once the play area is ready, you can now ask your pet to go out from its tank. When doing this, NEVER try to threaten your Tokay gecko. When calling it, make sure your voice is soft and sweet. Your pet needs to understand that you are not a predator but a friend and protector. You need to make them feel that you will never harm them. Allow your pet to crawl freely onto your palm. Hold it gently. It may squirm and jump back to its cage but don’t worry. This is natural. Just keep trying until you earned your gecko’s trust.

Let the game begin!

Once your gecko is in the play area, it’s time that you begin the game. There are many fun activities that you can do with your friend. For instance, you can set up a small tube where your gecko would have to pass through to get its reward. You can add some tree branches or sticks and set up a mini obstacle race where a mealworm or two are waiting in the end of the course.

NOTE: It is important that your pet is tamed. Tokays are innately aggressive. They prefer to be alone than to play with other reptiles or with humans. But, the moment your gecko becomes used to you, it will become one of the sweetest pets you can ever have.