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.
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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.
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.
To begin with, it is encouraged and highly recommended to make your fist gecko purchase from Tokay gecko breeders. But, you need to make sure that they are not just some ordinary gecko breeders in town. This is very important if you want to buy a healthy and quality Tokay gecko. Reputable gecko breeders are highly experienced and are very knowledgeable about Tokay gecko care, unlike most pet shops and ordinary gecko breeders who are profit driven and are less likely to care if the Tokay gecko they are selling are healthy or not.
“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.
A drop in the appetite or failure to eat in your Tokay gecko is not a problem in itself but a possible symptom of either a natural circumstances or of an illness. But because, for most gecko owners, normal feeding is a sign of good health, it becomes alarming to see that their geckos are not eating. There are 3 possible reasons why your Tokay gecko won’t eat, this are – stress, illness, and natural occurrence as part of their life cycle.
Aside from it is very rewarding and it is fun to raise your own Tokay gecko there are other reasons why you would want to start breeding and building your own collection. Below are 5 benefits you get from breeding your own Tokay geckos.
Tokay geckos like other nocturnal animals (or animals that are active at night rather than in the day) have certain characteristics that enable them to hunt after the sun have set. These traits help them to survive and thrive well at night. And to further understand how Tokay geckos and other nocturnal animals manage it through the night, below are the traits most nocturnal animals share.
Unlike common pets (dogs, cats, hamster, etc.), Tokay geckos are different. They require different kind of care and they also have different requirement to thrive well while in captivity. If you’re new to Tokay gecko care, you may want to know some basic steps how to become a good owner to your Tokay gecko.
Tokay geckos have their own way of communicating to one another. They have their own way of saying “I like you” or a warning saying something like “stay away” or “you’re entering my territory” or “dominant male lives here”. Most of these communication methods are observable but some of them are discreet and only Tokay geckos can understand. This article will try to discuss 3 ways how Tokay geckos communicate to one another.