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My Tokay gecko.

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by basin79, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Zeus.

    I've only managed to get pics of my the little fella with my phone. I'm hoping I manage to get some camera pics of him at some point.


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    Here's a video of him having an adult locust.
     
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  2. ZooRex

    ZooRex Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Great name for a tokay. They do have the attitude of a cosmic ruler.
     
  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    It did seem apt.
     
  4. shining

    shining Arachnodemon

    Very nice. I've been wanting a Tokay for a long time now.

    Have you bitten by him?
     
  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Not by Zeus no, but I was bitten by one many years ago. Hung on for an hour. Not too bad but not pleasant for such a small lizard. Hurts quite a bit when they press down.
     
  6. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoangel Active Member

    Very nice looking gecko! Just in case, feel like I should mention--given that you don't seem to be calcium-dusting, you should make sure to really gut-load the insects to make sure the Ca-P ratio is fine.

    I'm always impressed that such a big animal can hang by its toes off a glass wall.
     
  7. Mattkc

    Mattkc Arachnopeon

    Cute fella... If you like to handle your geckos, the time will come when he eventually bites and probably wont let go - Tokay's and some monitors are notorious for this. If possible, turn him over on his back, which will disorient and will usually let go in a few minutes (sometimes wrapping him up in a towel helps before turning on back) . If that doesn't work try dunking him in cold water!
     
  8. Napier19

    Napier19 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Always been one of my favorite lizards. I've only ever seen one at LPS and it was almost grown so I passed. Gorgeous specimen!
     
  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Tokay's are stunning. I was a bit gutted when he dropped his tail tail at the pet shop. The replacement doesn't have the nobbly exterior.
     
  10. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Zeus will never be handled by me unless he needs to go to the vets. He doesn't like me and that's fine.

    I little bit dies in me when I see a tame Tokay. It's like it's been broken.

    I was bit by the Tokay I had many years ago. The little sod hung on for an hour. Hurt a bit too for such a small lizard.
     
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  11. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Zeus eating a couple of moths.

     
  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

     
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  13. Pipa

    Pipa Arachnoknight

    Ive seen tame Tokays ... big fatty beasts sitting on shoulders at reptile shows .... not sure how you tame a Tokay . haha
     
  14. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    It breaks my heart when I see a tame Tokay. They should be little buggers.
     
  15. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Awesome Gecko. I have seen them barking on the roof of the patio in my hotel in Bali, Indonesia and I have seen little eggs all over the walls in a garbage area in Bangkok, Thailand. They are well adapted to human habitations and I think their pissy nature helps them.
     
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  16. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    They are great at clearing pests and taking out annoying moths so I can well imagine they'd be encouraged to take up resident. I know I'd sooner clean a little bit of shite up than have pests running around.

    Zeus barks at night and I absolutely love it.
     
  17. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

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  19. flatwormlover11

    flatwormlover11 Arachnopeon

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    cool! i have a golden gecko. thanks for responding on my comment
     
  20. My guy is tame but he is still a little dick. He runs to the entrance towards my hands when he wants to come out and if he does not want to hangout with me he stays in his cage and if i try to take him out his wrath is fierce so i just let him decide. When he is out he crawls on me like a tree or jumps to the nearest wall and scurries about.

    You dont have to break them, just earn their trust.
     
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