Hot Trading of Tokay Gecko in The Philippines

All about Tokay Gecko buying and selling.

Tokay Gecko trading was now prevalent in South East Asia particularly in the Philippines. Nowadays, Tokay Geckos were being bought for a cost of Php 50 000 to Php 10 000 000 depending on its weight.

This Tokay Gecko or (TUKO) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko whose native habitat is the rain-forest trees and cliffs. It is commonly found in northeast India and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia particularly in the Philippines.

According to some buyers in South Cotabato Provinces, Tokay Gecko is very lucrative because its tongue can be used as a medicine of AIDS, the meat is also an aphrodisiac while its blood and bile suppresses tumor.

The prevalence of Gecko trading makes the people more aggressive in hunting this reptile. Many people who sell this gecko even in public because according to them, this reptile is not endanger species, and no one will catch them in hunting this reptile even the government.

The current prices of Tokay Gecko according to its weights are: 300grams-Php 50 000; 350grams-Php 300 000; 400grams-Php 1.5 Million; 450grams-Php 2 Million; 500grams-Php 2.5 Million and 1kilo-Php 10 Million.

However, many people believe the reason that this reptile were being bought by the foreigners for a higher cost because they use its fluid to cover prohibited drugs which cannot be detected by any kind of detector.

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  1. papaleng

    On May 10, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Whah! a month ago, we killed a family of Tuko, sayang laking pera pala non.

  2. lahingpinoy

    On May 12, 2011 at 2:07 am

    yup..malaki..talaga…kahit nga 200grams lng binibili na ngayon…. sayang nun ha?

  3. Ruth

    On May 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    May mga trusted buyer na ba mga aunties,, uncles and neigbors mo dyan? hehhehhe

  4. JEFF5657

    On May 31, 2011 at 4:20 am

    nagulat ako sa price ng tuko.. tlgang yaayaman ka..pero marami ako narinig na kailangan mag-ingat, yung ibang buyers manloloko.. sino ba sa inyo gsto sumama sakin maghanap or manghuli ng tuko? 09275774692 call me or txt..tnx..

  5. erwin

    On June 3, 2011 at 3:15 am

    im selling my tuko 12-14 inches all female 100g-170g well fed all for 15k Php davao city if interested plz contact me @09074658357

  6. lahingpinoy

    On June 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

    @erwin- antayin mo muna na aabot yan ng 250 grams im sure may bibili nyan.., anyway may buyer ako,,, from gensan so malapit-lapit lng.., comment ka lng dito kng aabot na nga sa ganyang timbang..

  7. ercz nathan

    On June 9, 2011 at 10:04 am

    hi,marami akong tuko sobra s 250grams timbang..if u r interested pls call me 09278319033

  8. tony

    On June 18, 2011 at 1:16 am

    i have lots of gecko. for those interested call me. here’s my # 09069163350 i have 4 geckos weighing 300 grams above and 4 pcs. weighing 250. Erwin if you like to deal with me just call me. im from pampanga.

  9. toko hunter boi

    On June 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    meron ako kilala na tuko.. yung kapitbahay ko..anlaki nun mga 150 lbs. yun..magkano presyo?hihihi!

  10. edrhen

    On June 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    im so interested with this, we have a lots of tuko here at home, im planing to catch one to make bigger, if in case umabot na sa 300-400grams may buyer dn ba dito sa Iloilo?

  11. rudy lou

    On June 24, 2011 at 1:43 am

    edrhen halos lahat ng direct buyers are from manila but they’re willing to go to any point of the philippines just to purchase one. i’ve heard that nakahuli sila ng 500g na tuko dyan sa isa sa mga caves sa iloilo kaya if you’re planning to hunt one go to the caves at patabain mo na lang. contact me kung meron ka 400g up maybe we can seal a deal. 09322235535 may kilala akong direct buyer.god bless

  12. paulo

    On June 29, 2011 at 5:39 am

    kaya pala eh, nag kaalaman kung sinu ung may aids!

  13. paulo

    On June 29, 2011 at 5:44 am

    well actually merun ako dito 300g tuko, brown body at 2 flying lizards, puro nga lang male, pero di ko ipagbibili, pet ko to, magtiis kayo sa sakit nyo jejejeje!!

  14. sgt jerry

    On June 29, 2011 at 5:54 am

    public alert! mag ingat sa mga manloloko….at yung mga nanghuhuli jan specially d. area , wag lang pahuli sa amin, may ordinance n bawal humuli ng tuko…. we are monitoring you

  15. sgt jerry

    On June 29, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Under the Wildlife Act of the Philippines, the collection of wildlife species such as the tuko requires a permit from the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB). Those interested in “breeding” tuko, however, may secure special permits from regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Kaya Ingat lng mga tol, wag lang pahuli sa mga illegal transactions nyo… nakakalat lang kami!

  16. BlackSmurf

    On June 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

    @sgt jerry. ungas ka. may mga protectors kami mas mataas pa sayo. Baka ikaw mapulot sa kangkongan.

  17. lahingpinoy

    On July 4, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Read more interesting articles like ‘Mindanao oil deposit issue’ click the link to view the article http://socyberty.com/society/reveal-the-unrevealed-facts-in-mindanao-fossil-fuel-deposits/

  18. aj

    On July 6, 2011 at 2:32 am

    i have 2 geckos: 1 male 12 inches and 1 female 10 inches. anyone wants to buy contact me, 09228804257

  19. Master

    On July 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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  20. NATURE

    On July 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    GUYS WAG KAYO MANIWALA NA MAHAL ANG GECKO(tuko), SABI PA NA AABOT SA MILLION PESO ANG BENTAHAN. NO WAY!! HINDI TOTOO YON. MAXIMUM LANG NA BENTAHAN IS 8,000 PESOS.

  21. nilo

    On July 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    kong mayron kayng tuko na malaki from 300grms pataas may diret buyer tayo at may permit at mayron pang moa memorandom of agreement na kailangan mong permahan at may mu nity pa ang pera ninyo just all me any time at 09183017799

  22. boytuko

    On July 13, 2011 at 2:18 am

    magkano ba pag 200g?

  23. dane

    On July 13, 2011 at 5:27 am

    kunwary pa manghuhuli mga yan,gusto lang solohin nang mga yan.ulol.pinagyayabang nyo pa tungkulin nyo.porki opishal na kayo kala nyo sino na kayo.pareparehas lang naman mga atay nyo buaya.kukunin nyo pa ang hanapbuhay namin.para kayo magpakayaman.mga tanga luma na yan

  24. chard

    On July 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

    selling tuko 100- 120grams for only 50k.. just txt me to 09321680952

  25. gecko011

    On July 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

    guys.. .balita ko lng po kc tumataas daw ang price ng tuko.. .umaabot ng 300k ang 450g..

  26. gecko

    On July 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    selling gecko 1000 each…. kahit ilan pa… hindi kami tumitimbang ng grams… ung gusto halagaan ung gecko para yumaman kayo gawin nyo 1 kilo 40 million bet non….

  27. gecko

    On July 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    nakalimutan ko lagay cell number ko 09152877555

  28. christiandave del rosario

    On July 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    myrun ako 2 pcs. of gecko 250grams kng sino interested. just txt me 09484963655 kng sino lng interesado

  29. tikoooo

    On July 14, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Madaliin niyo na baka bukas, Bawal na manghuli ng Tuko

  30. tikoooo

    On July 14, 2011 at 2:18 am

    sa bahay marami noon binta ko tig P100.00, kayo nalang ang magpalaki malaki naman ang kikitain nyo.

  31. hendrix

    On July 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

    for toko buyers call me 09064404705

  32. hendrix@ las piƱas

    On July 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

    im looking for direct buyers only. call me 09064404705 09239917009

  33. kolot

    On July 15, 2011 at 1:22 am

    meron ako 640grams, wala pa ako trusted buyer

  34. nante

    On July 15, 2011 at 6:27 am

    san at panu ko maibibinta ang tuko koh???

  35. nante

    On July 15, 2011 at 6:32 am

    naghahanap ako ng mabibintahan…contact number ko..09182064447

  36. nante

    On July 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

    naghahanap ako ng mabibintahan ng tuko…contact number 09182064447

  37. boggart

    On July 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

    hay ang buhay nga naman…meron akong tuko d2 5.5 gms..magkano nga ba?09156339037..trusted buyers only..make sure you have permit ok..sam

  38. lahingpinoy

    On July 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    buyer namin kaka.alis lng sayang umabot na yung bentahan dito sa mahigit 100k-300k per 250-300 grams..dito southern mindanao.,,, to tell you honestly ang mga buyers ay mayroong permit, sa pagtatravel ng tuko mula pinas tungong ibang bansa,,, ang problema ay nasa dealer kasi tayo na magbebenta wlang permit kaya tayo yung hinuhuli…. yung mga buyers lng ang secure kasi kompleto cla sa papeles….

  39. lec

    On July 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    sinong bibili ng kapit tuko? marami dito sa quezon province

  40. tukomobuyko

    On July 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    BUYING TUKO/GECKO

    300grams == 1m
    400grams = 150m
    500grams = 300m
    600grams ABOVE = NEGOTIATE

    WE ARE TRUSTED BUYERS, WE PICK UP ANYWHERE..
    AT UR DESIRED PLACE,TIME, KUNG SAN PO KAYO COMFORTABLE..

    WE PAY CASH/BANK2BANK or IN ANYWAY YOU’d LIKE..
    WE WON’t TAKE THE GECKO from your HAND, unless YOU ARE PAID with COMPLETE AMOUNT SAID.

    *JUST MAKE SURE THAT THE GECKO is already ON HAND*
    and you will be required to take pictures, just message us on:

    ADD MY YM: tukomobuyko
    E-MAIL/FACEBOOK: tukomobuyko@yahoo.com

    *FOR MORE INFOS*

    THANKS!

  41. sellertuks

    On July 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

    MErun kami tuko merun ba buying txt lang kau 09236619384

  42. B.A.

    On July 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

    WE ARE BUYING GECKO\’s/TUKO

    300grams – 350g = 10.5 million negotiable
    351g – 399g = 233 million negotiable
    400g and above = 500 million negotiable

    ANYTIME ANYWHERE. ANY PAYMENT METHOD. PICTURES ARE REQUIRED. 09178742550 call me for more information. NEED THIS ASAP.

  43. KENETH/JON

    On July 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Sure buyer here need urgently:

    300g and above = 576 million. SEND ME PICTURES WITH ALL INFORMATION THEN I WILL GIVE DOWNPAYMENT OF 200 million BANK2BANK. I HAVE CANCER PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. CONTACT THIS NUMBER: 09275678956 / 09152311922.

  44. alex

    On July 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    bumibili ka din ba ng 250gms?

  45. alex

    On July 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    bumibili ka ba ng 250 gms may 8 kasi ako dito …heres my no. 09167606676/09296720703

  46. dha

    On July 19, 2011 at 3:09 am

    mGa Sir mRami po yUng daDdy ng tukO kya Lang beLow 200g kya Gusto nYa iBenTa kHit 1k each or paG usapan nLang moRethan 30 po meron kami Metro maniLa po Kmi

  47. dha

    On July 19, 2011 at 3:12 am

    e2 po coNtact Nmin if wiLling kyO 09215440645 Sure buYer po neEd nMin..,

  48. EDGEL

    On July 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

    TUKOLOKAHAN WL PANG YUMAMAN DYAN…

  49. Pulis_Hunter

    On July 19, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    @sgtjerry,

    Ungas ka. wala kayong kwentang mga pulis. puro kayo papogi mga gawain nyo walang kwenta. Dagdag lang kayo sa binabayarang tax ng mga tao. Pweh!

  50. noel

    On July 24, 2011 at 2:47 am

    how much you buy for 320grms tnx

  51. gecko for sale

    On July 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    we need sure buyer for gecko we have 3 pcs. weighing 300 to 400grams.anyone who interested contact us on this number 09079627278

  52. Latest price tuko

    On July 26, 2011 at 4:50 am

    we buy and sell tuko

    we buy tuko for P1000 each any size

    then we sell it for P100,000 each any size

    ayos diba?

    call me at 0916- I T U K M O L

    gawin nyo nalang ng malaman if totoo nga or hindi

    if totoo naman to eh tatagal yung ganitong trading if hindi

    eh di sandali lang wala na

  53. 410 grams na tuko!

    On July 26, 2011 at 5:00 am

  54. Latest price tuko

    On July 26, 2011 at 5:02 am

    ayan ang bili namen dyan eh P1000 lang

    pero benta namen ng P100,000

  55. jushua

    On July 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

    im selling tuko 400 and 500 grams,,,, if ur interested just txt me here’s my no. 09064795737

  56. jong

    On July 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

    wag kayong maniwala s mga yn scmmer ang mga yan kunayari lngmya bmibile ng maha l na tuko pero magkakasbwat yan bbntehahan k ng tuko na medyo mura tapois kpag nbile m n yung tuko ng ganon halaga mawkasi akala mo maipapasa mo ng masa mahal kasi ng milyon daw ang bilihan magalalaho n lng bigla yung buyer kuno kaya ang ending ikaw na namuhunan ang lugi sino b naman ang bibile ng gnyan klalaking halaga sa tiko besides nakpag aral naman tayo naninwala pb kyo sa mga hearsay e until now d pa naman napapatunayn nsa larangan medisina n gamot yan sa aids hirap ksi satin ngppasilaw agad tayo sa pera

  57. bong jickson

    On July 31, 2011 at 3:50 am

    any body ineterested to buy my cute tuko, imagine the width of the body 4″. and 42″ in lenght.

  58. priv

    On August 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    300grams geko, sino willing bumili, email me, private_suckers@yahoo.com

  59. ulskie Arts

    On August 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Meron ako Available Thailand farm Tokai Geeko may 430 gms and 2 pcs 450 gms, pm me at 09358920114, at qoutation ng presyo ng mga tuko. Padalhan kita ng mga pictures sa stocks nila. Kung sino willing bumyahi ng Bangkok, thailand. ASAP.

  60. kat

    On August 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Tuko for sale 130grms – 270 grms – live and healthy. please send me SMS if you are interested: 09052225334

  61. Serksome

    On August 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

    WE BUY TOKAY ONLY 400g-5kg

    400g = P50,000,000
    500g = P300,000,000
    600g = P400,000,000
    700g = P500,000,000
    800g = P600,000,000
    900g = P700,000,000
    1kg = P2,000,000,000
    2kg = P4,000,000,000
    3kg = P6,000,000,000
    4kg = P8,000,000,000
    5kg = P10,000,000,000

    just text me 09283282456

    NO LATEST PICTURE AND VIDEO!!! NO TRANSACTION!!!!

    anyway i don’t accept those seller who ask for down payments or partial payments

    just follow the procedure that we give and we get the successful transaction!!

    DON’T SCARE if you have tokay We Buy it 500% sure!!!
    thanks a lot!!!

  62. RC

    On August 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Direct buyer kami from Korea, intersesado
    po kami sa gecko na ibibenta nyo. Tokay
    gecko po ba yan (dotted orange) kung
    lalampas ng 300g up bibilhin po namin.
    Cash po un. Malaki ang offer namin kesa sa
    iba. Mas mataas na ngayon ang presyo.

    Kung pwede rin pong paki-email sakin ung
    picture ng gecko na nakalagay sa
    timabangan at may bagong dyaryo na kasama,
    para makita namin ung date. Handa kaming
    bumayahe papunta sa lugar nyo.

    Email nyo lang po sa
    geckotraders@gmail.com
    Phone number: 09062135433

  63. rap

    On September 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

    We are legit buyers no need to worry about being scammed etc… We have been in this business for quite a while please let us know If ur interested to sell (direct sellers only) 300grams and up. Prices are given upon inspection. Willing to go directly at the location. 09178164116

  64. tuck- o

    On September 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    ipinagbabawal daw ang tuko, wala daw issue ng permit pero may alam ako legal buyers, pirmado ng mga kinauukulan. anu ba yan di consistent sa mga sinasabi. wala issued permit, tapos bawal magbenta pag wala permit, kung walang issue bkit may bawal kung wala permit? ang gulo nyo, ang dami ng drug dealers bkit di nyo hulihin. yun tuko inaalagaan ng iba binabawal nyo bwahahahaha, tapos kayo ang magbebenta.

  65. tuck- o

    On September 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    panggising lang po sa mga tao. nanggagalaiti kayo sa mga nagsisikap sa tuko di naman ninanakaw yan, di pa naman endangered yan dito ang dami tuko sa amin.di rin naman sila ang nagbigay ng presyo kundi yun mga foreigner. bkit di na lang kayo sa tax bumawi at ng umusad ang bansa. kesa hulihin pa mga tao, kesa naman magnakaw yan o mangholdap,maya ank nyo pa makidnap niyan sa sama ng loob wahahahaha

  66. RAIDERinHELL

    On October 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    MGA TANGA MGA YAN, GUSTO KAC MAKINABANG……. WAG LANG KAU PALOLOKO, DAMI MANLOLOKO NGAUN ISA PA BAWAL DAW, KAYA INGAT

  67. RAIDERinHELL

    On October 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Serksome AMBISYOSO….. MGA TULAD MO DAPAT PAKAIN SA TUKO

  68. RAIDERinHELL

    On October 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

    paulo– BAT KA NAG AALAGA NYAN? BAKA KAW MAY AIDS BOBO……….
    UNG MGA TANGA D2 AT UNG NAG PAPAKATANGA WAG UMASA SA PAG KATUKO…..
    MAY TUKO AKO D2 TAO KINAKIN MGA 5MTRS. PALANG LAKI NITO GUSTO NYO?????

    MGA BALIWWWWW

  69. Nizx

    On October 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

    S>>>200-300g TOKAY GECKO txt 09496126548…MANILA AREA
    S>>>200-300g TOKAY GECKO txt 09496126548…MANILA AREA

  70. XXX

    On October 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    KAGAGUHAN LAHAT NG ITO!!! ANG MANIWALA NA MAHAL ANG TUKO BOBO!!! MAGKASABWAT LAHAT YAN!!! SCAM LANG LAHAT YAN KAHIT SEARCH NYO PA SA GOOGLE!!! WAG TAYO MAGPALOKO AT SANA WAG NA MAGLOKOHAN ANG MGA KAPWA PILIPINO.

  71. ialexis

    On December 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    hehe .. baket me kakilala ako nakabenta?? 80k nga lang hehe maliit lang eh

  72. romeo

    On December 24, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Its me Romeo,

    From Bangladesh Dhaka.. I have Tokay Gecko Available stock are 10 pcs weight 300gm to 800 gm. and all are 16 to 22 inch long all are heavy fatty big chest and like a body builder… I want to sell All of it if I get good price then and the genuine buyer…

    mail me first and Say which size how much and how you will pay then
    I will sent you all photo and details each one…

    live : md_romeo4@

  73. Israf

    On January 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Hello all,
    I am from Jakarta, Indonesia. Need Serious & Direct buyer to sell gecko with different sized 300 gram – 1000gram. If any serious buyer then just email me or add me in yahoo messenger : dewn@ymail.com
    then we can discuss more & share pictures / videos.
    Once again, only serious buyers who would like to buy from Indonesia (should meet).
    thanks.

  74. NOKNOK

    On February 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

    SABI NG MGA NASA PWESTO WALA DAW NILABAS NA PERMIT SA TUKO, THEN LATER HUHULIHIN DAW ANG WALANG PERMIT, ANU BA TALAGA ANG TOTOO??? WALANG NILABAS TAPOS MAY HUHULIHIN NA WALANG PERMIT,IT MEANS MERON.SIRA ULO KAYO, DI NAMAN NINANAKAW ANG TUKO INAALAGAAN NGA PARA KUMITA.DI MAG-ALAGA NA RIN KAYO MGA BUWAYA HEHEHEHEHE, DI NAMAN YAN ENDANGERED SPICIES. ANG DAMI NGDRUG ADDICT DI NIYO MAHULI,PANU WALANG PERA DUN BWAHAHAHAHAA

  75. NOKNOK

    On February 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

    BUTI PA LAGYAN NIYO NA LANG NG TAX ANG BENTAHAN NG TUKO TAPOS GAMITIN SA TAMA ANG TAX, WAG SA BULSA NIYO UUSAD PA ANG BANSA NATIN, KESA NAGDADAMOT KAYONG YUMAMAN ANG NAGSISIKAP SATUKO, GUSTO NIYO TAMBAY NA LANG MGA PILIPINO TAPOS MAGDRUGS NA LANG SA TABI WAHAHAHAHAH. DI NAMAN KAYANG UBUSIN ANG TUKO SA PINAS MAGAGALING DIN MAGTAGO YAN.
    MAY ALAM AKO POLITICIAN, BIBILHIN ANG TUKO MO SAMURANG HALAGA OR IKUKULONG KA,MAMILI KA GRABE KAGARAPAL ANU WEHEHEHEHEHE

  76. Ency

    On March 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Iisa Lang bituka ng mga Pilipino mula Presidente hangang Iskwater mukhang pera Lahat tayo!.

  77. GeckoProUk

    On June 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    if any one have direct buyer contact please give their info.
    I am from Bangladesh.

  78. hafiz

    On September 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

    iridiumcopperbd@yahoo.com

    a 500 gm up tokay gecko is already harvested from nature at bangladesh. asking overseas buyers instant decision to buy with best bid. sellers expectation is to sell against 800,000 crore bd taka or equivalent USD or GBP

    oroginal buyer may send your best bidding price to the abovementioned email account.

    after authentication/verification of your company, we will deliver video footage for proof of product.

    if the price negotiated, then we will invite your representative to make a tripart agreement at dhaka. no PG for PG eater.

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