Is gecko illegal in India?
Answer from Shekar Dattatri, Conservation India: The simple answer to your query is that most wildlife species in India are covered under one of the Schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and keeping them in captivity without a permit from the Chief Wildlife Warden can invite a fine or imprisonment or both.
How much is a Tokay worth?
If you feel you can handle the feisty temperament of a tokay gecko, choose a captive-bred animal from a reputable breeder or animal rescue that can tell you about its origin and health. Expect to pay around $20 to $50.
What is gecko used for?
Tokay geckos are nocturnal lizards that live in Southeast Asia. While there is some demand for them as pets, the real demand is for their use as traditional Asian medicines—everything from an aphrodisiac and energy drink to treatments for diabetes, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
What is the price of Tokay gecko in India?
The tokay Gecko is also supposed to have descended from the family group of dragons and that’s why it is an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine known as “Ge Jie”. It also fetches high prices in the international market of wildlife animals between Rs 25 to 80 lakhs, depending upon it size and maturity.
How do I sell my gecko?
Use the internet to get a list of all non-chain pet stores in your area. Go to visit them “incognito” and if you like what you see, find out if they’re interested in some of your geckos. Be prepared to sell to pet stores for less than you sell for on your own.
Which snakes are legal in India?
Venomous snakes such as King Cobra, Monocled Cobra, Spectacled Cobra and Russell’s Viper are protected by law under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972….Some of the species are mentioned below:
- Asian giant soft-shell turtle.
- Indian soft-shell turtle.
- Olive Ridley sea turtle.
- Spotted black terrapin.
How much is a gargoyle gecko?
Gargoyle geckos are docile, hardy, long-lived geckos that are easy to reproduce. If not for the typical purchase price of $50 to $100 for hatchlings and juveniles, they would rival the leopard gecko, as the perfect gecko for neophyte and advanced hobbyists alike.
How much is a leopard gecko?
Leopard geckos have a wide price range. You can easily buy one for as little as $15, or as much as $3,000. However, the price of a pet leopard gecko is typically $30 to $75. If you are buying from a local pet store, PetSmart or Petco you should not be paying more than $50.
Are geckos strong?
The bristles utilize van der Waals force—a weak attraction between molecules that gives the lizards their surprising abilities. In life, each of a gecko’s four feet has a clinging strength of up to 20 times the animal’s body weight.
What do gecko lizards eat?
Some species of pet gecko eat fruit as well as insects. These geckos can eat pureed fruit mixes or prepared fruit mixes formulated for geckos. However, most pet geckos are primarily insectivorous, meaning they eat insects and other creepy crawlies.
Which lizard is expensive?
The rare lizard was being smuggled out of India via West Bengal. The value of the reptile is placed at around Rs 1 crore in the international market. The tokay gecko is a nocturnal arboreal (living in trees) gecko and is a native to Asia and some Pacific Islands.
What’s the most expensive gecko?
One of the most expensive morphs ever sold was the black pearl morph bred by The Urban Gecko. They started their bloodline with a pair of black pearls and sold the morphs for $3,000 per gecko!