Posts Tagged ‘tokay gecko food’

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.


What Do Tokay Geckos Eat in the Wild?

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by JE

Tokay geckos are the second largest gecko in the world. An adult male can grow around 14 inches. They live in tropical rainforests found in Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. They live in the trees, bushes, crevices of caves and cliffs. However, because of deforestation they are often removed from their natural habitat into human settlements, living in ceilings and drainages. Some locals tolerate their presence as they can help control home pests such cockroaches, bugs, and some other insects. Tokay geckos are not picky eaters. They eat almost anything smaller than them.


Worms Anyone?

Posted on: April 28th, 2013 by JE

Feeding Waxworms and Mealworms to Your Tokay Gecko

If you’re wondering what else you can give your Tokay gecko for a food beside from crickets, and mealworms, then you might have heard about waxworms. Waxworm as you might have known it, it is rich in fat and contains high calorie which may not be good for your Tokay gecko if given without moderation. But nonetheless, waxworm is a good source of nourishment for Tokay geckos. (more…)

5 Nutritious Foods for Your Tokay Gecko

Posted on: April 27th, 2013 by JE

Tokay geckos are very fascinating pets. Known for their bluish grey color and orange spots, and their short temperedness, Tokay geckos have sensitive sense of smell and taste. They love eating insects, especially live ones. Their diet plays an important role in their overall health. This is the reason why you need to give particular attention when feeding your geckos. (more…)

How to Properly Care for Crickets for Your Tokay Geckos

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by JE

If you have a Tokay gecko, one of your biggest responsibility is to ensure that your gecko has a stable supply of food, and because buying crickets in small quantity every now then, and going to the nearest pet store is quite expensive, most gecko owners decide to either raise their own crickets or buy them in large quantities to save on the budget. And if you’re trying to find ways to cut your expenses, this might be a good step for you and might as well consider buying them in larger quantities or raise them on your own. (more…)

War of the Feeder Insects: Mealworms or Crickets?

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by JE

Maybe in one point you have asked the same question as other gecko owners would have asked – “which is a healthier choice when it comes to feeding your Tokay gecko – crickets or mealworms?” (more…)

Feeding Your Tokay Geckos

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by JE


Tokay geckos have big appetites and are very aggressive eaters. Preferably, Tokay geckos must be fed in small quantities but recurrently as opposed to occasional massive feeding. Live food items (crickets and mealworms) must be "gut loaded" at least 24 hours before you feed them to your Tokay geckos. Gut loading simply means feeding your live food items such as crickets and mealworms or other food item with vitamin rich foods (such as fruits, vegetables, dog food etc.), so that when your gecko eats them, they get the added nutritional value from the food they eat.