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.
Posts Tagged ‘tokay gecko tank’
Disinfecting your Tokay gecko tank is an essential and important part of cage maintenance. Cleaning and disinfecting your gecko’s enclosure guarantees that you’re providing your Tokay gecko a safe and healthy home. While it is true that cleaning your gecko tank is easy, there are, however, things you need to consider and avoid doing to keep your geckos safe.
Preparing the right enclosure for your Tokay gecko is one of the most essential aspects of Tokay gecko ownership. To complete this task you’ll need a few materials, tools, and some basic knowledge about your pet. Most gecko owners use aquarium tanks to house their geckos, bearing this in mind, you need to build a Tokay gecko tank that has 4 sides, a top and a bottom. The pieces are assembled to make a box.
Proper husbandry practices not only ensure that your Tokay gecko lives a happy and healthy life and that they live in a safe and comfortable environment, it also ensures that you, your home and your family are safe from accidents, injuries, sicknesses and illnesses brought by unsafe and unsanitary Tokay gecko enclosure and environment. This article will try to discuss 5 of the most common and dangerous Tokay gecko husbandry practices that can lead to accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
You can find several types of substrates for your Tokay gecko tank, ranging from natural to artificially made substrates. If you prefer a more natural look for your Tokay gecko cages and want something that will help you maintain the right humidity for your Tokay gecko, below are the three ideal substrates for holding humidity inside your Tokay gecko enclosure.
A lot of people use the terms cleaning and disinfecting interchangeably when in fact they stand for two distinct processes. Knowing the difference between these two processes is very important for the health and safety of your Tokay gecko.
Helping Your Tokay Gecko Cool Down During Hot Weathers
Like other animals, Tokay geckos are very much vulnerable to stress associated with high temperatures. The summer heat, can very well affect your gecko’s health so you need to pay close attention to how your gecko is coping with the high temperatures during dry or warm seasons. For ectothermic pets such as geckos and reptiles this is particularly important. (more…)
“Use your eyes and your nose to tell if your Tokay gecko is clean.”
Tokay geckos are generally clean, they don’t make a lot of digging, or disruption of the substrate, but they poop a lot and their shedding makes the tank looks dirty. In their natural habitat, these things give no particular problem to geckos that are always on the run. But in captivity, these habits can really turn in to a big problem. It can lead to a harmful environment. Bacteria and other harmful pathogens will soon breed in unsanitary environment. So to keep the situation under control, keep in mind that the health of your gecko is often reflected on their physical appearance. (more…)
Why keep your Tokay’s tank clean? They say that cleanliness is very important if you want to keep your pet healthy. Cleaning your gecko’s enclosure is sometimes very taxing especially if you have other things to look after. Fitting everything in your schedule might be very difficult but it is very important if you want to keep your gecko in top shape. So how do you clean you gecko’s tank? Here’s how: (more…)