The native environment of the Tokay Gecko
(Gekko gecko) is in the trees of rain forests
in India, Indochina, and New Guinea. They are also commonly
seen living on housing beams in human settled areas.
They have a thin slit pupil, and are nocturnal.
During the evening hours, you can hear them calling
The Tokay Gecko can grow to lengths
of around 14", making them one of the largest gecko
Look at these Tokay
Gecko Pictures for more detail on their
If you are thinking about Breeding
Tokay Geckos, this article should help
Map of Tokay Gecko Population Range
What should I feed my Tokay Gecko?
The Tokay Gecko will eat insects, baby
mice and baby rats. Crickets,
etc. make good feeder insects. Make sure to dust the insects
with a multi-vitamin supplement. Leave a dish with water
in the habitat at all times. Ensure that the water is
clean, changing it everyday. They will also lick the water
off of the plants and other surfaces in the enclosure.
Spray the enclosure once a day.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
The temperature should be kept between 77 degrees F
to 85 degrees F. At night, the temperature should be
kept between 68 degrees F to 77 degrees F. Keep the
humidity between 70% - 90%. Use broad spectrum heat
bulbs, and a fluorescent or other bulb with UVB. Direct
sunlight (not through glass) is recommended for natural
Tokay Gecko Habitats
It is best to use a square enclosure, with a minimum
of 16" x 16" x 16". Glass aquariums work
fine, but there has to be a completely screen top. You
could also use an all screen enclosure to promote air
circulation. With multiple Tokay Geckos,
you will need a minimum 32" x 16" x 16".
Place branches throughout the cage for the Gecko to
climb over. You can use real plants, but it is not mandatory.