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    One of my younger crested geckos (a little under a year) has recently been hiding under one of his decorations a lot more. I have been checking on him periodically and I still spray him multiple times a day and provide food at night. I took him out for a healthcheck tonight and was horrified to discover that he has a wavy tail. It would have formed within the last few days as I held him two days ago and didn't notice anything. I was scared that it might be MBD but I feed him Pangea and Repashy and even mix in a little extra calcium without D3 every other day so i'm confused as to how this could have happened. I think he might not have been coming out of his hiding spot to drink and could be dehydrated so I supervised him as a sprayed him tonight and took the decoration out. I also stick-fed him tonight so I could make sure he was getting enough food. The decoration he climbs into is an Exo-Terra sculpture of like a carved tree with leaves sticking out of it but he has found a tiny hole in the back that he can crawl into the hollow sculpture through. I'm really hoping he's just dehydrated but I don't know what to do. Any advice would be super helpful. thank you!

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    I have found that some crested geckos, especially the younger ones, may have wavy tails at some point. Sometimes it clears up when they get older and some of them just seem to have a problem that develops with age. I have a gargoyle gecko that looked fine when she hatched 4 years ago but has shown a progressively more bent lower spine and I'm sure it's not due to nutrition or supplementation. The CGD has the proper amount of calcium and vitamin D3 and you're making sure she's eating, so that's about the best you can do.

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    Thank you! This makes me feel a lot better honestly. I was really scared and frustrated because I have always been so careful about MBD. All of my reptiles have UVB and are on strict calcium and vitamin schedules and none of my other gargs or cresteds are having this issue. Thanks for the help I really appreciate it!

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