Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The Tokay gecko is the second largest gecko in the world. Tokay Gecko males can reach 12-14" in total length. Female Tokay geckos are slightly smaller averaging 8-10" long.

An adult tokay gecko averages 5-7 ounces in weight, but particularly large males may achieve weights closer to 11.5 ounces. Hatchling tokay geckos start life at 3.5"-4" and reach breeding age in 9-12 months, but it may take up to 2 years for a tokay gecko to reach is full adult size.

Male tokay geckos are a blue-grey body color with spotting that varies in color from redish-orange to whitish-yellow. Females tokays are a grey body color with the same spotting and generally not as brightly colored as the males. Both sexes have the ability to lighten and darken their skin to some degree to help them blend into their surroundings.

The typical current prices for Tokay geckos are as follow
300 grams - 399 grams = RM25,000 - RM35,000
400 grams - 499 grams = RM80,000 - RM120,000
500 grams - 599 grams = RM200,000 - RM400,000
600 grams - 799 grams = RM500,000 - RM700,000
800 grams - 999 grams = RM800,000 - RM980,000
Above 1000 grams approximately RM1 million.

Tokay geckos are in high demand by the traditional medicine industry
abroad as it is believed that the reptile’s tongue can cure AIDS.
Some believe that its meat is also an aphrodisiac while its
blood and bile suppresses tumors in cancer patients.

As buyers are only interested in Tokay geckos weighing 300 grams and above,
those possessing smaller Tokay geckos would rear the reptiles hoping to sell
them once their weight exceeds 300 grams. Although Tokay geckos usually feed
on insects such as crickets, cockroaches and grasshoppers, the Tokay geckos in
captivity are also fed chicken liver to speed up its growth process.

The Tokay gecko (also known as the Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko
whose native habitat is the rain-forest trees and cliffs. The Tokay gecko is
commonly found in northeast India and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia and
western New Guinea.

The Tokay Gecko is the second largest Gecko species, attaining lengths of
about 30–40 cm (11–15 inches) for males, and 20–30 cm (7–11 inches) for females,
with weights of 150–300g (5–10 oz). They are distinctive in appearance, with a
bluish or grayish body, sporting spots ranging from light yellow to bright red.
The male is more brightly colored than the female. They have large eyes with a
vertical slit pupil. Eyes are brown to greenish brown and can be orange or yellow.
Males are very territorial, and will attack other male Tokays as well
as other Gecko species, as well as anything else in their territory.
They are solitary and only meet during the mating season. Females lay clutches
of one or two hard shelled eggs which are guarded until they hatch.[1]
Tokay Geckos feed on insects and small vertebrates.[2]
The typical lifespan is 7–10 years, however in captivity some Tokays have
been known to live over 18 years.[citation needed]

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Anonymous said...

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I would like to cooperate with this joint project. The enormous population of Tokay Geckos here in our place can be a factor for the success of this interesting thing.

I hope to hear from you more. God bless us all!

Lovely said...

correct me if im wrong but some people do eat gecko and they say that it is also a cure for cancer.

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