Posts Tagged ‘tokay gecko care’

Beginner’s Corner: How to Tame a Newly Owned Tokay Gecko

Posted on: September 15th, 2013 by JE

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.


Beginner’s Corner: Are You Feeding Your Tokay Gecko Properly?

Posted on: September 14th, 2013 by JE

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.


Beginner’s Corner: What to Feed Your Gecko

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by JE

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.


Beginner’s Corner: Maintaining the Right Temperature and Humidity of Your Gecko Cage

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by JE

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.


Common Tokay Gecko Health Issues to Watch Out

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by JE

Generally, Tokay geckos do not suffer from health problems, but like other animals and pets, they have a set of common health issues that might need your attention.


Beginner’s Corner: Cleaning Your Tokay Gecko’s Tank

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by JE

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.


Beginner’s Corner: Disinfecting Your Tokay Gecko’s Tank

Posted on: September 8th, 2013 by JE

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: Beginners 101

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by JE

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.


Beginner’s Corner: Stress and Your Tokay Gecko

Posted on: September 5th, 2013 by JE

Stress is a condition brought by several factors that is often overlooked by most Tokay gecko owners. A newly acquired gecko that is not doing well in its new environment is more likely to feel stressed. As a new Tokay gecko owner, it is very important for you to determine the things that cause stress to your pet. It is also equally important to know the common signs of stress and how to deal with them. This article will help you become a better and responsible Tokay gecko owner.


Culling Tokay Geckos

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by JE

“To cull” means “to remove”. As a Tokay gecko breeder, your goal is to create the best offspring from your collection. To do this, you need to pick the best breeders. But it cannot be avoided that in the process, undesirable traits may appear from the offspring and you want to remove these undesirable traits from your collection by removing the male or the female Tokay gecko or both, or its offspring, this process is called “culling”.  This process usually entails killing of the culled animals.