Powder Blue Tokay Gecko Female
Tokay Gecko Female for sale have thick, cylindrical bodies, with heads set apart from their necks. Their limbs are well-defined and powerful, and their bodies are covered in spots. Two variants of tokay geckos exist: a red-spotted and a black-spotted. In the red-spotted tokay gecko, these spots range from light yellow to red and overlay a bluish or grayish body. Their coloration is important for camouflage, and they can actually lighten or darken their skin color to better blend in with their environment. Skin folds keep these geckos from casting a shadow while resting on a tree. The folds open up completely, blurring the line between their body and the tree. The tokay gecko can cast off its tail in defense, breaking it off at several sections. The cast-off portion of the tail continues to move violently for several minutes, giving the gecko time to escape. The gecko’s tail regenerates in approximately three weeks, although it typically does not grow as long as the original. Geckos are known for their incredible grip and ability to “stick” to surfaces. The grip force of a tokay gecko is especially impressive and can support about 450 pounds. They adhere to vertical and overhanging surfaces using setae, fine filaments that create more surface area and form molecular bonds. The lizards can hold onto a vertical surface with as little as one toe at a time. They are also lightning fast and have a very strong bite that can draw blood. When bitten by a tokay gecko, as with other reptiles, it is best not to tug or pull; this will cause the animal to tighten its grip. Instead, place all four limbs on an even surface near a potential “retreat” and wait for the animal to let go. The tokay gecko has visible ear holes on either side of its head. It has the remains of a small, rudimentary “third eye,” known as the median eye or parietal eye, which is associated with the pineal gland. This feature is not present in other geckos but is found in diurnal species of the two reptile orders Squamata and Rynchocephelia. It does not capture images but is highly sensitive to light, leading scientists to believe that it helps regulate activity in different light conditions. The gecko’s other two eyes are large, prominent and have vertically-slit pupils that are brownish in color. The eyelids of these two eyes are fused together and transparent. It uses its nose to breathe and smell. A large number of sensory cells on a membrane within the nostrils helps the gecko detect scents. They also use their tongues to carry scent particles to the Jacobson’s organ (a patch of sensory cells) to “taste” the air. These geckos primarily eat invertebrates, including moths, locusts, grasshoppers, beetles, cockroaches, termites, crickets, mosquitos and spiders. They may also eat small rats, mice and snakes. Tokay geckos are solitary, nocturnal hunters and are more likely to sit and wait for prey than to actively forage, though they do maintain a foraging area. Tokay Gecko Female for sale are large, can consume a lot of prey and thrive in manmade environments, so they are sometimes utilized for the control of insects that are considered pests. At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, they eat crickets, cockroaches and mealworms. Their breeding season lasts about four to six months. Males use a call, which can be heard several meters away, to attract a mate. This loud “to-kay” sound is repeated multiple times in a crescendo and is the origin of this gecko’s common name. Tokay geckos live to be about 10 years old in human care. Their life expectancy in the wild is unknown but expected to be shorter.