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Fiercely Misunderstood

Master the challenging tokay gecko.

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The vibrant and unusual-looking  tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) is a well-known, but poorly understood, species. Heavy-bodied and nocturnal, these tropical animals have a reputation for being aggressive, hard to handle and apt to bite. However, they can be the ideal captive for a patient geckokeeper. They are fascinating to observe, and with a little invested time, they can be tamed into tractable little beasts.

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