Posts Tagged ‘mites in tokay geckos’

Tokay Gecko Care: Getting Rid of Mites

Posted on: November 11th, 2012 by JE

Mites are such a drag, plain but simple. Mites are very small in most of their life cycle and unlike flea infestation, they are very difficult to deal with. With fleas, you simply bring your dog or cat to the nearest groomer – you go for a cup of coffee while waiting for the flea bomb to do its thing in your home. A few hours later, you get rid of them and you’re flea-free.


Understanding Why Mites Are Very Hard To Exterminate

Posted on: November 10th, 2012 by JE

The sad truth about killing mites is that – any chemicals that kill mites will also kill your Tokay gecko. And the temperature that can kill mites can also kill your Tokay. You can drown mites, but if you’re not careful enough, they’ll simply scamper up your Tokay and surface from the water, usually crowding around the eyes and the nose of your gecko until you take your Tokay out of the water. Mites usually hide, feed, and breed between the dorsal crests of your Tokays and inside the folds of their soft skin around the armpits, the neck and ears.


Killing the Mites Inside the Enclosures

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by JE


Treating your pet's enclosures from mites is much easier than treating your Tokay geckos. But before you start fumigating the enclosures and everything in it, you need to place your Tokay gecko somewhere else where it is safe and away from the chemicals.