The presence of venereal disease AIDS (Aquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) is still a frightening and deadly disease for humans, because it attacks without considering age, sex and gender. The disease attacks immune system that makes people who have AIDS become weaker and diminished their immunity. This disease is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Till these days, scientists are racing to find a cure for AIDS sufferers. Some medicines can only work to prevent or weaken the virus without killing the virus, so it is only about time that the virus will attack AIDS victims. Anti Retro Viral (ARV) is one drug to slow the spread of this virus. But there is news out there that saying the Tokay Gecko can be a cure for AIDS, but so far there is no specific research on this subject but many people have believe that this lizard really can cure AIDS.
Tokay Gecko the type of big lizard with uneven skin surface, because of its strange and frightening look it has been overlooked until the cure news spread, but in some remote areas there is some belief that makes people in the remote area consume it as food to increase libido and to cure skin allergies.
From healthy science industry itself, so far there is no official study or research to examine about the efficacy of geckos as AIDS treatment, we all aware that trust and belief in what you consume in one hand is very important in treatment of disease, but medical proof in the other hand is necessary to test the efficacy and content in Tokay Geckos as the cure of AIDS.
What exactly is Tokay Gecko
Tokay gecko, the second largest gecko known are a beautiful addition to any herpetologists collection. Tokay geckos are named after the bark they make. The Tokay gecko is pretty easy to keep as a pet.I would not recommend them for a child though. Some basic guidelines for keeping your Tokay geckos healthy and happy.
The Tokay gecko or “Gekko gecko” is a lizard thats natural range is found from northeast India to southern China, Thailand, Malaysia, the Andamans, the Philippines, and much of Indonesia. They have also been introduced to some tropical and sub-tropical regions such as southern Florida.
Generally Tokay geckos are a steely, bluish grey with orange, rusty colored spots.There are some nice morphs available. They generally grow to about 12-14 inches long. Females tend to be a little shorter. Tokay’s are an arboreal species that will climb everything, including glass, and are edificial tending to hide in crevices.
Tokay geckos are cold-blooded and nocturnal or night creatures.This is when you will see most of thier activity and you may hear them sing as they do!
The typical lifespan of a tokay gecko in the wild is 7 years. In captivity they can live much longer. I’ll tell you about proper terrarium set up and daily care requirements to ease your Tokay geckos stress level. Reports of 20 to 23 years have been noted.
Tokay Gecko Healing system
Normal Tokay geckos are plump bulky little creatures. You should not visibly see any bones. You should also safely try to pick one up to see how much he fights you as this is a good sign of overall health. Tokay geckos do not like to be held and should bark or try to bite you.
Once the gecko has its mouth open check it out. It should be black and bright pink, if its red and irritated it may have stomatitis (mouth rot). If the tokay in question is limp or don’t seem to care you will want to pass on it, or take as a project to save.
If you can feel the gecko for any physical abnormalities like bumps or weird hard spots, do so.This will tell you of broken bones or possible impactions.
Male Tokay geckos are easily identified by a prominent row of preanal scales. Males also generally tend to have thicker bases to their tails.
Acquiring Tokay Gecko
In case you are thinking of buying a Tokay gecko there are a few things to consider. Tokay Gecko are often sold as either wild caught (WC) or captive born/bred (CB). Wild caught animals are exactly that, caught straight from the wild, and imported. They are quite often underweight, stressed and riddled with parasites but are generally very cheap to buy. Wild caught animals will need fecal tests for parasites and can have difficulty adjusting to living in captivity, sometimes refusing to feed. Although cheap to buy initially you should be prepared to pay for fecal tests and any treatments they may require as a result, some wild caught animals simply do not adjust to captivity and don’t survive, however many wild caught Tokays do make great improvement and can make excellent pets when given the proper care.
The hints a tokay gecko might be wild caught are underweight and skinny animals, dark skin color, noticeable ticks or mites on the skin and sunken eyes. These animals can make a recovery and become happy and healthy geckos but will take time and proper care to do so. The alternative is to buy a captive born/bred animal from a breeder. This will rule out nearly all the problems of a WC animal but you will likely have to pay a higher price. Buying from a good breeder also gives you a valuable source of information and advice and does not encourage the capture of further wild animals for the pet trade; unfortunately CB Tokays are not as readily available as WC animals but are becoming more and more common.
After getting bought your Tokay you should give them at least 24 hours alone in their new home without disturbance so that they can adjust to their new surroundings. Provide fresh water either by spraying or with a water dish. Many people say that geckos don’t drink from bowls but some have been known to venture down and drink from them.
Tokay Gecko Size
The Tokay gecko is the second largest gecko globally. Tokay Gecko males can reach 12-14″ in total length. Female Tokay geckos are slightly smaller averaging 8-10″ long.
An grownup tokay gecko averages 5-7 ounces in weight, but particularly large males may achieve weights closer to 11.5 ounces. Hatchling tokay geckos start life at 3.5″-4″ and reach breeding age in 9-12 months, but it may take up to 2 years for a tokay gecko to reach is full adult size.
Male tokay geckos are a blue-grey body color with spotting that varies in color from redish-orange to whitish-yellow. Females tokays are a grey body color with the same spotting and generally not as brightly colored as the males. Both sexes have the ability to lighten and darken their skin to some degree to help them blend into their surroundings.
Tokay Gecko For Sale
A reliable market price for a Tokay Gecko above 300 grams is at least RM25000 in Malaysia.
Individuals who has a marketable sized Tokay gecko for sale will not have to wait long for serious buyers to make him an offer.
In light of its high demand and high market value, catching and trading in Tokay geckos have become a lucrative side business especially for villagers in the Thailand, northern West Malaysian states and in East Malaysia.
Residents in northern towns of Peninsular Malaysia such as Pendang in Kedah and Balik Pulau in Penang have seen the gecko business grow into a cottage industry after news reports revealed that overseas buyers are willing to pay up to RM1 million for each Tokay Gecko.
As the supply is getting scarce in Malaysia, agents have started to head towards Thailand to source for fresh supplies. Just drive into border towns such as Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah and you can easily sport wildlife trappers and agents advertising the Tokay gecko for sale.
While numerous tokay gecko species are sold as pets at nominal prices, the highly prized specie in demand for its medicinal value is the Tokay gecko.
Tokay geckos are in high demand by the traditional medicine industry abroad as it is believed that the reptile’s tongue can cure AIDS. Some believe that its meat is also an aphrodisiac while its blood and bile suppresses tumors in cancer patients.
Villagers who are involved in this business say that although the Tokay gecko is difficult to find and capture, those who manage to find this illusive reptile can expect to sell it at a lucrative price while the current gecko market is still sizzling.
As buyers are just interested in Tokay geckos weighing 300 grams and above, those possessing smaller Tokay geckos would rear the reptiles hoping to sell them once their weight exceeds 300 grams. Although Tokay geckos usually feed on insects such as crickets, cockroaches and grasshoppers, the Tokay geckos in captivity are also fed chicken liver to speed up its growth process.
The Tokay gecko (also known as the Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko whose native habitat is the rain-forest trees and cliffs. The Tokay gecko is commonly found in northeast India and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia and western New Guinea.
In keeping with a news report, Rahim Ahmad, the director of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan) in Kedah, said that the Tokay gecko is not classified as a protected species of animals and it is thus not an offence to capture and rear the reptile.
In spite of the current demand for the Tokay gecko, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry has thus far not taken any steps to assist people to formally commercialise the business.
Tokay Gecko Amount
Tokay Gecko Price – The typical current prices for Tokay geckos are as follows:
300 grams : RM 25000
400 grams : RM 80000
500 grams : RM 200000
600 grams : RM 500000
800 grams : RM 800000
Above 1000 grams approximately RM1 million.
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