I had my first escape of the gecko variety overnight... I had one of my heat bulbs for a tokay go out a few days ago before I had the chance to order a backup. Since the new box of bulbs won't be here until tomorrow, I put a heat pad between the two tokay enclosures and have been swapping the heat lamp back and forth between the two. This afternoon, I had ran home from work for a minute (I live right next door), I forget why, but then I thought oh hey I should switch the heat lamp. I moved the lamp from the female to the male and I noticed that his bowl was still full from last night, which is unusual. And then I realized that he wasn't in there. And that the little door on the lid was unlatched. Freaked out a little bit. First I did a quick walkthrough of my townhouse, checked my ceiling-high mostly-live palm tree, all the ceilings and upper walls, curtains. Checked the roach bins. Then grabbed a flashlight and went to begin a more thorough search. My tokays are kept on the first floor right by the stairs, in fact the banister goes right against the back of the tokay enclosures. Luckily I decided I would start from the top down and went into the cat's bedroom, which is at the top of the stairs, checked behind the door, and he was eye level between the door frame and the corner where the walls meet. My 2 cats, ages 1 and a half and 2 and a half, were completely oblivious to the whole situation, luckily. Of course, this is the tokay that hates my guts. I put on my gloves and grabbed a critter keeper and a cereal box, shut the cats out of the room, and managed to corral him within a minute or two, and the whole ordeal only took 10 or 15 minutes, luckily. That is one good thing about tokays - they would rather be on the wall or up high than hide like most reptiles. I might be selling the pair next weekend. I think I will miss the female because she is pretty tame, but the male pretty much savagely hates me.