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    Default Crested Gecko Baby tail shed issue


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    Of course, this is an issue from a pet store bought gecko. Learned my lesson. NEVER buy animals from a pet store.

    Moving on.

    When I got her from the store her tail looked a little black-ish. I asked what they thought it was, and they said they thought it was just the colouring, and it didn't feel weird so I just trusted them (stupid mistake).

    After a couple of weeks, I noticed that some of the black had gone away, leaving me to believe that it probably was not just her colouring. There was a ring of black that felt kind of crispy around the end of her tail, so I concluded it was stuck shed, and was probably at least 2 weeks old.

    Having dealt with shed issues in a rescue leopard gecko we had last month (really bad, he had lost almost all his toes *tear*) I knew it had to come off! I've been daily misting her tail extra after I mist the enclosure. The other night I dipped her tail in water and rubbed at her tail very gently (almost rolling it in between my fingers). A huge piece of shed came off pretty easy. I took the following photos the next night.




    Now her tail is looking a little better, but there's still a half circle of stuck shed around the underside of her tail. Other than what I've already done and am continuing to do, is there anything else I can do to help her? It's looking much better, but I'd hate her to lose her tail because of something so preventable.
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    it's possible the tip will fall off if the tissue is necrotic. just watch very closely for signs of infection and be careful when trying to remove the shed - they have the same setae on the underside of the tail as they do on the pads of their feet and the tissue is a little delicate compared to that on the upper surface.
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    Thank you! Maybe that is why the top piece of stuck shed full off but the bottom didn't.

    It doesn't seem to be getting infected, and she doesn't seem to be bothered by it, or by me rubbing it. I'll just be careful and we'll hope for the best!
    8.7.5 Correlophus (Rhacodactylus) ciliatus [Eyelash Crested Gecko]

    1.1.0 Malaclemys terrapin terrapin [Northern Diamondback Terrapin]
    0.0.2 Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni [Mississippi Map Turtle]
    1.1.1 Pogona vitticeps [Central (Inland) Bearded Dragon]

    0.0.1 Ceratophrys ornata [Argentine Horned Frog]
    3.1.1 Agapornis roseicollis [Peach-Faced Lovebird]
    1.0.0 Canis familiaris [Domestic Dog - Great Dane]


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