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Tokay Gecko Care Sheet

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The native environment of the Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko) is in the trees of rain forests in India, Indochina, and New Guinea. They are also commonly seen living on housing beams in human settled areas.

They have a thin slit pupil, and are nocturnal. During the evening hours, you can hear them calling loudly.

The Tokay Gecko can grow to lengths of around 14", making them one of the largest gecko species.

Look at these Tokay Gecko Pictures for more detail on their appearance.

If you are thinking about Breeding Tokay Geckos, this article should help you along.

Map of Tokay Gecko Population Range

Map of Tokay Gecko distribution

What should I feed my Tokay Gecko?

The Tokay Gecko will eat insects, baby mice and baby rats. Crickets, mealworms, superworms, butterworms etc. make good feeder insects. Make sure to dust the insects with a multi-vitamin supplement. Leave a dish with water in the habitat at all times. Ensure that the water is clean, changing it everyday. They will also lick the water off of the plants and other surfaces in the enclosure. Spray the enclosure once a day.

Lighting, Temperature & Humidity

The temperature should be kept between 77 degrees F to 85 degrees F. At night, the temperature should be kept between 68 degrees F to 77 degrees F. Keep the humidity between 70% - 90%. Use broad spectrum heat bulbs, and a fluorescent or other bulb with UVB. Direct sunlight (not through glass) is recommended for natural vitamins.

Tokay Gecko Habitats

It is best to use a square enclosure, with a minimum of 16" x 16" x 16". Glass aquariums work fine, but there has to be a completely screen top. You could also use an all screen enclosure to promote air circulation. With multiple Tokay Geckos, you will need a minimum 32" x 16" x 16". Place branches throughout the cage for the Gecko to climb over. You can use real plants, but it is not mandatory.


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