iReptile Rescue

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San Diego, CA, United States
Well let me try to explain how all this madness started. If I remember correctly (some days were a haze), I grew up in Sunny San Diego, near creaks, mountains, and a lot of run down back yards, so me and my friends would always find our native reptiles, bring them home (without the jefa knowing of course), and risk the consequences for our devious actions =) Well, now as an experienced reptile lover/owner, it opened my heart to open my doors to unwanted reptiles. lately I've seen an increase in abused, neglected, or unwanted reptiles, that, as a reptile lover, directed me to try my best to build a reptile loving community, that i can re-home reptiles that people can't care for anymore. I need all the help and support from all I can, if your a reptile owner, and lover, lets share our thoughts, and open our hearts, to these reptiles that are being let go in valleys, mountains, or given to inexperienced reptile owners.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tokay geckos are attractive physically and draw hobbyists to them based on sight alone. That’s unfortunate because the Tokay gecko’s attitude doesn’t match its good looks. If you think a nocturnal lizard that’s definitely not a hands-on pet is suitable, this is an otherwise hardy gecko to consider.
A very tall heavily-planted cage is in order for a tokay gecko because they walk walls easily and will fully utilize the vertical space. They like to cling to tree trunks, but also frequent the walls of human structures. They do this to catch insects that proliferate in the vicinity of man; cockroaches are among the prey items they are particularly fond of. For that reason, some people in southern Florida have released them on their homes to control pests. In captivity, they’ll also gobble up other large bugs, and many can be trained to accept pinkie mice.
Tokay geckos come from forests where rainfall is abundant. Spraying the entire cage with a fine jet of water several times per week is necessary to keep them from drying out and as a source of drinking water as it runs down leaves and branches. They like it warm too, so 65 degrees Fahrenheit is about as low as they should experience in a cage, and only overnight until it once again warms back up into at least the 70s.

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