The name of the Tokay gecko comes from the noise the gecko makes, a very distinctive cry that sounds like “TO-kay! TO-kay!”
Since it’s nocturnal, its call is clearly heard on calm evenings.
Tokay geckos, indigenous to southeast Asia, are blue to grey in color and have red spots.
They look a bit like lizard-shaped dyed Easter eggs.
They have feet that allow them to climb vertical surfaces, although their toes are not sticky suction cups, as commonly thought.
The pads of their toes have a series of strips on them that can pull away from one another and squeeze together, forming individual suction areas and gripping tiny imperfections on a surface.