Animal of the week - Craven College

Animal of the week



01 February 2018

Related Subject Area:
Animal Studies


This week's animal of the week is the Tokay Gecko. She is quite shy as she likes to hide and she will also be going up to the new animal unit.

Tokay geckos are a large species of gecko native to Eastern Asia. They are blue/grey with orange spots, and they can change shade dramatically, but not colour. They have large heads and strong jaws. Their name comes from the call they make during breeding season.

Tokay Geckos are carnivores and should be fed live food three times a week. They can be offered medium to large crickets and locusts. Due to their large head tokays can eat very large prey in relation to their body, and can comfortably eat adult locusts. Tokay geckos come from the rainforest of China, Vietnam, Indonesia and surrounding areas. They like to climb so need a tall enclosure with plenty of furnishings to climb on. They also need a place to hide but this should be in the form of fake plants or small gaps, rather than hides at ground level.

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