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    I had an accident in my tank last night! I had a stick stuck into a corner with velcro. When I came down this morning to check on my little guys, I found that the stick had fallen. It appears as though it may have fallen on or with one of my geckos (Gizmo) as I found his tail between it and the glass. He appears fine other than the fact that he lost his tail.
    I know the tail will not grow back, is there anything I need to do to make sure he is OK?
    Given this accident, what is the best way to get branches and other things to attach to the wall of the aquarium? It was not the velcro that came apart, but the tape let go of the wall...
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    If it is still bleeding, then you need to stop that. If not, you have no worries. Crested geckos lose their tails regularly.
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    yeah, just keep an eye on it. it'll be 100% healed over within a few weeks.

    if it gets infected, it should be very obvious (oozing, swollen) and then you have a concern, but as long as it looks clean it will heal up just fine.
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    I personally opt for suction cups for all of my foliage. I have some bamboo in my enclosures as well, but I set it up in such a way that it's wedged in there and can't move instead of trying to rely on cups or velcro to hold it in place.
    I also have several fake plants on the floor that can be used as a cushion in the event that my crestie has a bad fall from a jump, and she can land on that instead. It's worked well on the few occasions where she's been shedding and doesn't stick so well.
    You could also try siliconing the wood into place as well.
    ~Cassi~
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