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RE: Tokay's in Hawaii.......

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Posted by: billewicz at Tue Jan 28 00:12:07 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by billewicz ]  
   

Hello,

Most states do not have any restrictions on keeping invasive reptiles culled from the surrounding area. Only strict laws about releasing invasive captives into the wild. If you intend to keep it as a pet, than do not release it later.

Some states have a captive limit of lets say 3 to 6 native reptiles but most do not concern invasive reptiles.

Your outdoor enclosure should not allow too much air flow or direct sunlight that could artificially dry it out or bake it. Although Tokay will come out during the day upon occasion, they do not typically bask.

Tokay hail from the tropical Islands of Indonesia, Vietnam and other tropical rainforested countries. Your local weather should be perfect.

Tokay require good vertical hiding places in between slate, bark or other vertical nesting spaces like 1" cracks and crevices.

The other concern is coming up with enough insects since they will be limited to what might manage to crawl into the enclosure. You'll need to feed them often.

Frankly, If I had Tokay living in my neck of the forest, I'd want to catch and release a few around the house and provide inviting vertical nesting and hiding places to keep them happily around. Especially near an outdoor light that attracted lots of prey items at night. You'd get to see them often and not have to do any husbandry and feeding.

My winters are way too cold but I did build a pond that has brought in tree frogs, toads, skinks and a like for me to enjoy all summer long.


   

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