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My Tokay gecko.

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

  1. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

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  3. Darren0985

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    Love Tokays they always get a bad rap but I know plenty of people with hand tame ones :D
     
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  4. basin79

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    Zeus isn't. I'd sooner have him spirited. I like him to be the boss in his enclosure.
     
  5. Darren0985

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    I had one that bit my arm pit, jumped on to our Rottweiler then chased the cat across the floor. The little bugger was only six inches long haha
     
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  6. basin79

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    I had a previous one bite me and hang on for an hour. Bloody hell he hurt.
     
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  9. Andrea82

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    He sounds like he has the hiccups :smug:
     
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  12. Rowdy Hotel

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    I like the looks of your tokay. I'm hoping I find some that look like him in the states.
     
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  13. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    All natural male Tokay geckos should look like Zeus. Females aren't as colourful. Some mornings I'll find him looking much darker but by night time he's always bright. Fantastic lizards.
     
  14. Rowdy Hotel

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    They do vary in color a bit depending on where they are from it seems. I have some that are very dark almost granite colored and others that are very light almost pastel color with little spots.

    All were wild caught so they so vary a bit.

    I'm hoping to get more blue ones with red spots in my collection.
     
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  15. Rowdy Hotel

    Rowdy Hotel Arachnosquire

    They should be more popular than they are. Like many reptiles in the hobby they seem to only catch on if morphs start getting produced.

    There are some tokay morphs but I don't really care for them, I tend to prefer a good looking wild type.

    There seem to be some fertility issues with females, especially those caught in the wild.

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    Or maybe people just don't like them because wild ones have a mean streak. I don't mind them being so defensive since it's understandable.

    Most will bark and bluff when they go to bite.

    I do have one big male who will try to bite no questions asked if you get your hand within a foot of his head. I do get more nervous cleaning his tank than I ever did with any of my pokies:)


    He's actually my favorite!
     
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  16. basin79

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    Zeus my male is CB and has the famous short temper. It's this that I LOVE about Tokay's. I would NEVER dream of taming 1 down. For me personally it'd be like taking away their soul.

    I've seen the morphs and think they look terrible. If a wild type Tokay was normally green and they produced a blue with orange spotted morph the world would be falling over themselves to own one. Crazy.
     
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