Breeding Tokay Geckos
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The best way to breed Tokay Geckos
is to reproduce the conditions of their natural habitat
during the mating season.
You can start by increasing the humidity in their habitat,
which will make it more like spring time. You should
also increase their daylight period by 1 to 2 hours,
as it does naturally increase during the spring. Offering
a wider variety of food items, and extra calcium with
all food, completes the major changes you can control.
The calcium is very important, as your Tokay
Gecko will need it to develop strong eggs.
Like some other Geckos, the female Tokay Gecko
will lay her eggs on the sides of their habitat. The
normal clutch size is two, but clutches of three have
also been seen. You should add removable decoration
in an attempt to get your Tokay Gecko
to lay her eggs on them, as they can be removed for
incubation. If the eggs are laid on the walls, do not
remove them as you will damage the eggs.
Once the eggs are in an incubator, the normal time
to hatch is 90 to 120 days. Keep the eggs on slightly
dampened substrate. Many breeders use a vermiculite
type substrate. The temperature in the incubator should
remain between 80 to 85 degrees F. The sex of the Tokay
Gecko is dependant on the temperature when
incubating, and higher temperatures will lead to higher