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    Default Viper gecko (Hemidactylus imbricatus) tail problem


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    Hello everyone,
    a while ago we noticed that one of our female vipers had lost its tail and then we found some eggs.
    Whe assumed that maybe her tail got in the way to lay her eggs and that was why she dropped it, we did not think that this would be a problem because her tail was groing back pretty fast.

    After a week or 2 however we saw here biting of her own new regenerating tail.

    Today we are about 2 months further and her tail does not seem to regenerate again.
    There does not seem to be any other problems with her, she eats very well, no signs of stress, tankmates are doing great, etc...

    Does anyone know why she might have done that?

    Greetings, Tamara & Kevin.

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    I think I heard of similar behavior (biting hind limbs/tail) in a crested gecko that was having a calcium crash... I will look up the thread tho. I do not know much about viper geckos though, so it may be totally unrelated. how is her calcium? (you said she was laying at the time)
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