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    Hello, I have recently bought a medium sized Gold Dust Day Gecko, most likely male, and I have noticed that he prefers to spend most of his time hanging upside down near his heat lamp. He also does this during the night when I can only assume he is sleeping. Does this mean there is something wrong? He has a good sized 20-gallon tank and is fed crickets, Repashy MRP, and mashed bananas. Thanks!

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    All of my geckos often sleep or just hang upside down. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong, unless, like my female GDG, who is a BIG girl, it develops floppy tail when it's grown. Even if it does, it's not dangerous.

    I'm no expert, by any means, so if someone chimes in with a different opinion and they've been around a long time, I'd go with their advice, instead.
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    I don't see an issue, either, as long as his appetite and activity levels are normal.
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    I don't know how you have the tank set up, but my P. klemmeri did this until I arranged the bamboo so that they would be only a few inches from the top. Now I only see the male on the lid when he's trying to impress the female. Either way, I agree with the other posts, and as long as your gecko is healthy and eating I wouldn't be concerned, but I'm not an expert.

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