Tokay Gecko Fact Sheet

Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Gekko
Species: gecko
Life span:

7-10 years

Egg Gestation:

Females lay 2 eggs in several clutches. Eggs hatch 2-6 months after

Number of young at birth:

2

Age of maturity: 18-24 months
Size:

7-12 inches 

Weight:

5-14 oz 

Size at birth: 2-3 in

 

 

Facts:

  • Native to south and south-eastern Asia including Malaysia and the Philippines.  Can also be found in the Indonesian archipelago.  Has been introduced to Florida, Texas, Hawaii, some Caribbean islands and Belize. 
  • Range from deserts to the rainforests. Geckos have adapted a great variety of habitats.
  • Diet includes insects and a variety of small vertebrates.
  • Males are more colorful than females
  • Have large eyes covered by transparent scales that act as protective lenses
  • Geckos are quite vocal making sounds that range from quiet chirping to loud barking. Only the male gives voice, the female is mute except for a defensive hissing sound. 
  • Gecko’s eyes only see in black and white. Because they are nocturnal they have no need to distinguish colors.