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Tokay Gecko Help and Advice

Tokay Gecko Help and Advice

Sure, here are some helpful advice and information about Tokay geckos:

Housing: Tokay geckos require a vertically oriented enclosure with plenty of hiding spots and climbing branches. The enclosure should be at least 20 gallons for one adult gecko, with additional space for multiple geckos. A secure lid is essential, as Tokay geckos are known for being escape artists.

Temperature and humidity: Tokay geckos need a warm and humid environment. The temperature should range from 75-85°F (24-29°C) during the day and can drop to 70-75°F (21-24°C) at night. Use a heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter to provide warmth, and a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels, which should be around 60-80%.

Substrate: A substrate that helps maintain humidity, such as coconut fiber or peat moss, is recommended. Avoid substrates that can be ingested and cause impaction, such as sand or gravel.

Feeding: Tokay geckos are primarily insectivores and should be fed a diet of appropriately sized crickets, roaches, mealworms, and other insects. Gut-load the insects with nutritious food before offering them to your gecko. You can also provide occasional treats such as waxworms or pinkie mice.

Handling: Tokay geckos can be defensive and aggressive, so handling should be kept to a minimum. If you need to handle your gecko