Hello, Betty- Hope you had a restful Sunday! I spent most of it watching the Olympics
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Hi, Nyack and Betty. An A please, Nyack?
I'll go for my daily cuppa. T please Nyack.
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I'll try an R please, Nyack.
No R, Lynn
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Okey dokey. How about an S, Nyack?
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Hi everybody!! Happy Sunday! Could I please have.....an L, Nyack?????
Hello everybody! C please Nyack.
Good Morning/ Evening- depending where in the world you are!
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Tokay Gecko Nyack.
Well...I did drop by, but sadly see I am to late! XX
Kevin - 2 hours ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko, ranging from northeast India, to Nepal and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia, Philippines to Indonesia and western New Guinea. Its native habitat is rainforest trees and cliffs, and it also frequently adapts to rural human habitations, roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insect prey. Increasing urbanization is reducing its range. In the late 1980s and early 1990s it was introduced into Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Belize, and several Caribbean islands, where it can be considered an invasive species.
The Tokay Gecko is the second largest Gecko species, attaining lengths of about 11–20 inches (28–51 cm) for males, and 7–19 inches (18–48 cm) for females, with weights of only 150–400g. They are distinctive in appearance, with a bluish or grayish body, sporting spots ranging from light yellow to bright red. The male is more brightly colored than the female. They have large eyes with a vertical slit pupil. Eyes are brown to greenish brown and can be orange or yellow.
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 hatch. Tokay Geckos feed on insects and small vertebrates. They have developed such a strong bite for a lizard their size due to specializing in preying on beetles. They are able to crack the beetle shell easily due to this.
The typical lifespan is 7–10 years, however in captivity some Tokays have been known to live over 18 years.
Their mating call, a loud croak, is variously described as sounding like token, gekk-gekk or Poo-Kay where both the common and the scientific name (deriving from onomatopoeic names in Malay, Sundanese, Tagalog, Thai, or Javanese), as well as the family name Gekkonidae and the generic term gecko come from. The call is similar to the call made by Gekko smithii (Large Forest Gecko).
- G. g. gecko (Linnaeus, 1758): tropical Asia from northeastern India to eastern Indonesia.
- G. g. azhari Mertens, 1955: found in Bangladesh only.
The tokay gecko is quickly becoming a threatened species in The Philippines, where it is locally known as tuko, because of indiscriminate hunting. Collecting, transporting and trading geckos without a license can be punishable by up to twelve years in jail and a fine of up to 1,000,000 pesos under Republic Act 9147 in addition to other applicable international laws. However, the trade runs unchecked due to the sheer number of illegal traders and reports of lucrative deals. Chinese buyers and other foreign nationals are rumored to pay thousands of dollars for large specimens, reportedly because of their alleged medicinal value or as commodities in the illegal wildlife trade.The Philippine government has issued a warning against using geckos to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk.
Thanks Nyack, signed in May. Like this Gecko!
Sorry Marilyn, maybe next time!
I like this gecko, too. Cute and colorful!!
Thanks Betty, love it!
Wow, Nyack outstanding photos and information. Thanks...will try for the next game! Have a great week guys.
Congratulations Brenda Signed petition and noted the info. Nyack...they certainly are COLORFUL
I never would have found that petition without your link, Nyack. Animal Advocates writes a lot of petitions - I wonder if that is an org. or just a group of Care 2 members? This petition exposes a horrible practice and I'm glad to be educated about it. Signed it, of course. Congratulations Brenda!!!
For the reptiles:
Thanks Barbara and Dianne.
Too late! Congratulations Brenda!!!Petition previously signed. Thanks for the gorgeous photos and info Nyack!
Congratulations, Brenda! This little guy is so cute. I signed the petition, Nyack and thank you for all the interesting information.
Congrads! Brenda. Signed petition.