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Tokay Gecko

Gekko gecko (local name: tuko)


About 30 cm long


Our house


We have a couple of these in our house. We love them... despite their loud calls, which can wake us up at night! We see them see them fairly regularly. This photo was taken when we first met one of them...

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AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

We're definitely lucky! Even at night, when admittedly we appreciate their noise a bit (!) less, at least they're busy keeping our walls more insect free...

Elsa 11 years ago


Elsa 11 years ago

Haha they are so funny! It even sounds like loudspeaker without any simplifying tubes.. Lucky (and at night maybe unlucky) you for having them so close!

AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

It can be pretty loud, especially since the one that lives in our daughter's bedroom seems to do most of his 'barking' in a tube in one wall (where the aircon outlet will eventually come), so that the whole house becomes a 'loudspeaker' for his call! That should impress the females! :-)
You can here a good example on the wikipedia link:

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

The only Gecko I kept was silent. Wish I could hear yours bark.

BareFeat 11 years ago

People in the US raise these as pets, they have quite a bark. Easily my favorite lizard. So colorful.

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Quezon City, Rizal, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 2, 2010
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

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