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11-18-2012, 04:09 AM #1
Possible Breeding/FTS/BAD HIPS?? HELP!!
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Last edited by CrestieMama; 11-18-2012 at 04:11 AM.
11-18-2012, 04:57 PM #2
I think she's a yellow brindle.
FTS can be caused by geckos who simply prefer to sleep upside down on the glass and is not necessarily an indicator of MBD. however, the one picture you post where some of the tail is still visible looks more like mild MBD than FTS. do you have any other pictures of her tail before it dropped?
also, the tissue looks a little necrotic where it's healing. are you using any antibiotic to make certain it heals well?Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Liasis olivaceous olivaceous* Anteresia maculosa * Gekko gecko * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini * Lepidodactylus lugubris
11-18-2012, 08:50 PM #3
11-18-2012, 08:52 PM #4
11-18-2012, 09:56 PM #5
That looks and sounds like FTS to me.
Generally, with a dropped tail, you don't have to clean it or put any antibiotic on it, just keep the gecko in a sterile environment until it heals. However, if it looks as if it's not healing well, is pussing/oozing, or becoming necrotic, then you will need to assist. I can't really tell from the pics what's going on, but I'm inclined to go with Aimless' instinct on this one and would consider helping out the gecko. Maybe try cleaning it with diluted Betadine and applying polysporin/neosporin (pain reliever-free) to the stub. I've had a gecko drop a tail on me, and her stub just had a little scab on the end until it healed and that was it.
I have no personal experience with this, but from what I've read, there are mixed feelings about whether a gecko with FTS should be bred. Some believe there may be a genetic predisposition to FTS, whereas others believe it's purely nurture. My personal opinion, and what I would/will do, is I won't breed a gecko with suspected FTS. I would rather just be safe and find a different gecko to breed instead. My girl who dropped her tail? I actually consider it a blessing she did it on her own as she appeared to have FTS as well. While she's gorgeous, I don't plan on breeding her simply because I don't want to risk it.~Cassi~Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 LikesAimless liked this post
11-18-2012, 11:00 PM #6
11-18-2012, 11:46 PM #7
Hip-wise, she doesn't look too bad to me, meaning I don't think they'll cause her any grief or discomfort. I've certainly seen some geckos that looked far worse. The stub definitely appears bent indicating FTS though. I do feel you did the right thing in forcing a tail drop before it could really affect her hips and spine. She's a pretty gecko, and will make a great pet.~Cassi~
11-18-2012, 11:59 PM #8
11-19-2012, 02:22 AM #9
What substrate has she been on since her tail dropped? Is the tail wound actually looking infected? Concern is that it is looking black. Perhaps a vet should advise?
When we apply ointment like neosporin, there is always the chance that the gecko will ingest some by licking.
What are you dusting onto her crickets? Vitamin D3 helps metabolize calcium.
I feed my mature male crestie more crickets than anything else.
I have not had very much experience with cresties."If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)Click:
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11-19-2012, 12:38 PM #10
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