Acquired: Pet store
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Posted Jul 02, 2014
The Tokay Gecko is possibly one of the most vicious species I have ever (briefly) owned. I have only had experience with one of these lizards so maybe I just found a poorly tempered gecko, but he ended up going to a new home because I couldn't tolerate his aggressive nature.
Even if someone merely walked past his enclosure he would leap at the glass hissing and clawing, trying to headbutt his way through the glass to fight anything that was moving. There was no way on earth he could be handled, so it meant that cleaning and feeding became quite difficult, these little guys can pack quite a nip!
The Tokay Gecko is one of the largest species of gecko, with some reaching 20 inches in length. They have very distinct colouration's and markings, with the body usually being a bluish-grey and covered in orange or yellow spots. Their eyes are usually a golden-brown.
The Tokay Gecko is nocturnal And also arboreal which means they like to climb, something they are quite adept at due to the large grip pads on their feet.
I would never recommend this pet to the inexperienced keeper as they can be very territorial and vicious, their bites are very nasty and they need careful handling. Cost and care-wise they are easy to look after but their temperament makes them a tricky pet to keep.