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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Tokay Gecko

A Tokay Gecko 'grins' at the camera

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The Tokay Gecko is the second largest species of gecko, growing up to 30-40cm in length. It is nocturnal, which means it is most active at night. They have a bluish gray body, with spots ranging from yellow  to red. The males are solitary and aggressive. Tokay geckos are considered the 'pit bull' of the geckos species, because of their fierceness. The often bite and won't let go for a few minutes. The even rarely hold on for up to an hour or so. Many people like them as pets, although they aren't really the ideal animal to cuddle and play with. It's probably because they look nice that people keep them. It id the best ornamental animal for experienced reptile owners.
The mating call of the Tokay Gecko is a loud croak, which kind of sounds like "tokeh" or "geck geck".
Their typical life span is 7-10 years.
 In the Philippines it is respected and valued as it eats dangerous pests such as scorpions and centipedes.
Hop you enjoyed learning about the Tokay Gecko!

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