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    Hello, I have a adult crested gecko that has some stuck shed on his toenails but I can't handle him to take off the stuck shed because he doesn't let me pick him up and he just runs around his tank frantically trying to get away from me when ever I try, what should I do?

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    you can drastically increase his humidity for a few days and see if he takes care of it himself.

    has it been more than one shed cycle?

    is it wrapped around any of his toes, or just a little hanging off the toenail? if it's the latter, it doesn't matter. but skin wrapped around his toes can create real problems later on.

    if it's wrapped on his toes, especially if it's been more than one shed cycle, just take a deep breath and grab him. he won't enjoy it, but losing his toes (and potentially his life, if they get infected) to shed constriction is worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    you can drastically increase his humidity for a few days and see if he takes care of it himself.

    has it been more than one shed cycle?

    is it wrapped around any of his toes, or just a little hanging off the toenail? if it's the latter, it doesn't matter. but skin wrapped around his toes can create real problems later on.

    if it's wrapped on his toes, especially if it's been more than one shed cycle, just take a deep breath and grab him. he won't enjoy it, but losing his toes (and potentially his life, if they get infected) to shed constriction is worse.
    It's not around his toes just like stuck on his toenails, it has been more than one shed cycle, I haven't just grabbed him before to remove it because he still has his tail and I didn't want it falling off but if there is no other way I'll just grab him and remove the shed. Thank you

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    if it's just on the tip of his toenails, it's normal. I don't see it ever shed but it shows up from time to time. I wouldn't try to catch him just for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    if it's just on the tip of his toenails, it's normal. I don't see it ever shed but it shows up from time to time. I wouldn't try to catch him just for that.
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    This is pretty much how bad his stuck shed is, he can still stick to his walls just fine, is it worth grabbing him over or should I just wait and keep the humidity high and hope it comes off his next shed?

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    If you would like maybe a better picture I could get one.

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    Could you give him a sauna? Put him in a critter keeper with just enough warm water to cover his toes, and leave him in there for maybe 15 minutes? Or, use some soaked paper towels for him to walk on for that amount of time? It might help the shed loosen up enough to come off.
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