Here are the basic steps to taming your Tokay gecko. Keep in mind, there is always the possibility of getting bitten during this process. It is also a good idea to have a helper nearby in case your gecko makes a run for it. Your gecko should be well acclimated and healthy before attempting to tame him/her.
The attitude of this species is part of what makes it unique, interesting, challenging and fun to work with.
The bite from a hatchling or young juvenile tokay is much more tolerable. If you are going to attempt to tame your gecko, get a captive bred juvenile.
If your goal is to have a pet that is naturally calm and friendly, this is not the species for you.
A wild caught tokay gecko may be as cheap as $15.00, however, wild caught geckos have a slim chance of surviving and will require expenditures on medications and veterinary care. Stay away from cheap wild caught geckos. It will save you money in the long run and will not perpetuate the demand for animals removed from their natural habitat.
Some Tokay geckos will eat fruit, or fruit based gecko foods like Pangea once every week or two. If feeding mashed or blended fruit you will need to add calcium and vitamins. If offering complete fruit based gecko diets, you do not need to add anything.