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Tokay or Not Tokay?


It is during the cover of night that these agile climbers come to life, navigating the tree canopies with unparalleled grace. Their keen nocturnal vision guides them through the shadows as they embark on their quest for sustenance. Equipped with stealth and precision, the Tokay Gecko pounces on unsuspecting prey, which can range from crickets and cockroaches to small vertebrates like lizards and birds.


We can't discuss the Tokay Gecko without talking about its iconic vocalizations. The unmistakable "tokay" call serves as both a territorial declaration and as a love ballad for potential mates. The Tokay Gecko is said to be one of the most vocal of all reptiles.



Tokay caretakers will attest that even their captive-bred pet Tokay Geckos are strongly opinionated and fiercely territorial. These geckos don't know the meaning of 'back down,' and they scare off predators with fearless and loud displays. They are not hesitant to bite but may be reluctant to let go. Needless to say, the Tokay is a pet that is more for viewing rather than handling.


Despite their resilience, Tokay Geckos face numerous threats, including habitat loss and poaching poses a significant risk to wild populations. Conservation efforts and education are paramount to safeguarding these enchanting creatures for future generations.


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