Crested/Tokay Hybrid

Siege

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For a long time I've been fascinated with hybrids, and I was hoping to ask around before starting a new project.
I want to know if anyone has, or has heard of, hybridizing tokays and cresties. I know with snakes you can hybridize an arboreal python from Africa to a terrestrial colubrid from America, but I wasn't sure if that universality was true with all reptiles.
Depending on what I hear back, my plan is this.
In the past whenever I have put a male crestie into an enclosure that recently housed a female, they'll try to breed with anything that moves. And when I play tokay breeding calls, my female will immediately perk up and look for a mate. So my plan is to put a female tokay into a female cresties enclosure, then introduce a male crestie while playing tokay breeding calls.
I know hybrids are a controversial topic, but I think they can be a really cool way of getting new and interesting animals.
So, if you've heard of anyone trying this or have any thoughts, please let me know!
 

acpart

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I would think they are too distant taxonomically, but I'm no expert. Here is an article about crested gecko /chahoua gecko hybrids. If you decide to do this, watch your crested gecko really carefully in case the tokay gets really aggressive.

Aliza
 

Hannibal

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Knowing how aggressive some tokays can be, I’d be shocked if the crestie didn’t end up dead. I personally would not risk stressing the gecko/s, or possible death of a gecko.
 
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