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02-18-2006, 02:28 PM
When one of my crested geckos chills verticaly on the glass or whatever his taill flops over infront of him like its gonna snap right off !!!! The other one dosent have this problem . Has anyone Have had this issue or herad of it and is it a issue I should be concened about ?

Help please .

TIA ,
Jason .

JohnN
02-18-2006, 03:16 PM
What your crested gecko seems to have is Floppy Tail Syndrome (FTS). This happens when there is a deficiency of calcium during its early life and/or lack of climbing branches or space. I'm pretty sure theres nothen you can do about it anymore.

sikorae
02-18-2006, 04:31 PM
I agree with JohnN, the trouble is it doesn't help when they insist on hanging upside down on the glass, but you can't stop them.

miguel camacho!
02-18-2006, 04:57 PM
yea...i wouldnt even go so far as to say it necessarily has to do with either of the proposed causes in every case...my animals are fed regularly and have thoroughly naturalistic vivaria to grow up in, and i still had one develop it.

doesnt slow her down at all though.

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02-18-2006, 08:34 PM
Thank you guys for the quick responces .