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Gecko (Tokay)

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Gecko (Tokay)


They are found in Southeast Asia and the Malayan Isles.


They live in trees, shrubs and rocky areas.

Body Traits

They are 10 -12 inches long and a grayish-blue with orange-brown spots. They have a large head and big eyes. They have good eyesight. They have big, fat toes that help the gecko climb.


The Tokay gecko is more aggressive than other geckos, coming at you with its mouth open and biting if picked up. They live up to 10 years.


They eat insects, baby birds, and small mammals.


They are eaten by snakes and collected by man.

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Females lay 2 soft, sticky eggs in a crack, hole or next to a rock. The eggs harden soon after they are laid.

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Gecko (Tokay)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Autarchoglossa
Family: Helodermatidae
Genus: Heloderma
Species: H. suspectum

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