Tokay Gecko
The tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko, ranging
from northeast India, Bhutan,to Nepal and Bangladesh, throughout
Southeast Asia, Philippines to Indonesia and western New Guinea. Its
native habitat is rainforest trees and cliffs.

The Tokay Gecko is the second largest Gecko species, attaining lengths
of about 28–51 cm for males, and 18–48 cm for females, with weights of
only 150–400 grams.

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

Tokay Geckos feed on insects and small vertebrates. Their strong bite
is needed to crack the shell of hard Cockroaches that live in the
rainforests. They are also an extremely strong climber and their foot
pads can support their entire weight on a vertical surface for a long
amount of time without any effort. Compared to other gecko species,
the Tokay has a robust build, with a semi-prehensile tail, a large
head and muscular jaws; though common in the pet trade, Tokays are
reputed to be tenacious, capable of inflicting a painful bite, making
them ill-suited for inexperienced keepers.

Their mating call sounds like a human laugh followed by a loud "OK ...
OK ... OK" sound. This is where their name comes from.
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