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04-26-2010, 11:41 AM #1
My Gecko dropped part of his tail
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04-26-2010, 05:04 PM #2
I don't think it is... lol
Just keep him on paper towel so nothing can get in the wound, keep it clean, don't let him soak it in the water. No sand or anything and it should heal up and hopefully grow back.
04-26-2010, 06:14 PM #3
Lol. Well they do wiggle like a worm. My friend's gecko's tail dropped and another gecko ate it.
Just do as mentioned above to keep it clean until it grows back completely.Allee Toler Cepeda
04-27-2010, 01:45 AM #4
never seen that in captive animals, but i've seen it in wild garden skinks. i gues their motto is waste not want not. lol.self confessed geckoholic.......
04-27-2010, 11:03 AM #5
I have most of the sand covered up except a small square area, if I dont have that she will not go to the bathroom, no kidding. I have tried to cover all of it up and when I do she will not go. as soon as I make a small area with sand, she goes right on it.
04-27-2010, 12:46 PM #6
You need to stop sand from getting in that wound. If she needs to go, she will go eventually. You can get sand sheets that people put in the bottom of bird cages, a bit of one of them would suffice I would think, as it is not loose, but has sand on it. But infection can easily come from sand stuck in it, or irritation.
04-27-2010, 02:34 PM #7
If you love your animal you will remove all the sand and put her on paper towels until her wound heals. A gecko will defecate if it needs to. She may hold it for a day, but she will go. Her instincts will kick in and she'll go anywhere. Sand in the wound will cause an infection, do you really want to risk that?
Good luck with her.Allee Toler Cepeda
04-27-2010, 03:23 PM #8
04-27-2010, 03:35 PM #9
In her moist hide also I would use a sponge covered in kitchen towel. thinking about it now, the sand paper wouldn't be too good either, when it gets wet the sand comes loose. Seriously, do you want to have to pay for a vet trip and amputation of an infected tail? I am not saying it will definatley come to that, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Anyway, leopard gecko's aren't indigenous to sand, i don't get why people say to use it, and they aren't indigenous to tile either. I know they aren't indigenous to kitchen towel, but it is safe, clean and inexpensive.
04-27-2010, 03:41 PM #10