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Old 08-06-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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I bought a Tokay Gecko. They are mean. Very very VERY mean. I love it though. Hes the second one ive owned and hes 4 months old. Hes already bitten me about 5 times since yesterday and it hurts every time.

Here he is on his way to me:



Heres what he did to me literally 6 mins into me having him in my office:



Here he is driving in the car with me on the way home:



He got loose in the car while I was on the way home. He bit me once when I caught him.

Then he **** on me:



Then he broke loose from my grip and bit again but this time on my side, close to my back. At this point, he clamped down hard and would not let go at all (its what they do). So I had to take my shirt off:



He held on for 18mins total. Each time I tried to get him off of my shirt, he started swinging his head violently so i just let him sit there till he let go on his own:



I made it home and let him loose in his new home; My patio. Hes eaten 10 huge crickets lastnight and is doing just well now. Oh yeah, he "barks" when hes pissed. Heres a sample of what its like to own one of these:



And feeding time:

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strange strange little man you are.
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Pretty bad ***, is there anyway to "tame" these once they get to recognize you and get comfortable in their surroundings?
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that last video is so sad, i couldnt help but lol though.... haha


i want one now, i need to get some leather gloves for when i handle my red iguana (he is a mean lil ******)
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Pretty bad ***, is there anyway to "tame" these once they get to recognize you and get comfortable in their surroundings?
yup. it takes getting bitten alot which really hurts as they get older but it can be done. im not feeding mine pinkies because they look too much like my *****



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that last video is so sad, i couldnt help but lol though.... haha


i want one now, i need to get some leather gloves for when i handle my red iguana (he is a mean lil ******)
Dude I laughed so hard at the video
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Dude I laughed so hard at the video
at first i was shocked, then i watched it again and again (cant stop laughing) the part where its bangs it against the glass the last two times was awesome!
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I had a pair of them YEARS ago....I couldn't sleep at night and had to return them
Oh the fun I had trying to get them in a box for transport.....
I decided on Ball Pythons after that...much cooler and you can take them places.
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I had a pair of them YEARS ago....I couldn't sleep at night and had to return them
Oh the fun I had trying to get them in a box for transport.....
I decided on Ball Pythons after that...much cooler and you can take them places.
I wanted Jared to get a Python so it could play with his little dog.
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I was expecting Buffoon on a leash.
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You should bring him to the meet so we can shoot a commercial.
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Cute! Those last 5 seconds of the video are epic. MORE FEEDING VIDEOS!!!
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When I worked at Petco years ago I was the aquatics/reptile manager for almost 3 years, so I've handled probably over a hundred of these *******. The jaws on these things are insane! Their eyes will go into their heads from the pressure they put down.

I told a new kid once that part of my initiation to working in the fishroom was letting one of them bite you. He was a football player, 300lbs, over 6', etc. I let the tokay bite him on the flap between his thumb and pointer. This kid let out a yelp like a 4 year old girl and cried until I took it off him. lol Although we had some more than usual nasty ones come through the vendors over the years, and at the time it was probably one of them.

I went to a reptile show back then when I was into the whole thing and saw the biggest, friendliest tokay I've ever seen in my life. This thing was way bigger than any tokay I've seen, easily. And the girl that owned it just handled it everyday and made it docile. You could pet it, pick it up, feed it by hand, etc.

I've had so many crazy reptile moments those years I did that ****. Sometimes I miss doing all of that. It was like I had a few hundred fish and a couple dozen snakes and lizards that were all mine.....until I sold them.
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that last two seconds made me spit my cup noodles on my keyboard. lolz
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I guess I'm the only one here that doesn't understand reptile pets. Never interested me. Pretty to look at, but thats about it. Not worth the upkeep to me. I'll stick with cats and dogs.
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I was up till 2am lastnight taming this thing. He now doesnt bite me anymore or bark at me when I go to pick him up. Its a start!
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That second video had me busting up! Badass lizard. I had a few small geckos and anoles growing up. They were fun but not the kind of lizard you can hold on account they run and drop off their tails if you accidentally grab them. Still have a couple pet turtles that I got when they were the size of a quarter.
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I used to have one of these, he would eat pinkie mice. His bite also hurt badly.

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A Tokay loose in the car while driving... that might be more dangerous than texting.

I also saw a tame one years ago and it was also the largest one that I have ever seen.
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I used to have one of these, he would eat pinkie mice. His bite also hurt badly.

That looks and sounds like one of those old school wind up toys that hop around and ****.
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A Tokay loose in the car while driving... that might be more dangerous than texting.
No doubt

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