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    Hey everyone! I'm new here, we have a bit of a panic situation. We'll be calling the vet tomorrow, but in the meantime, I want to pick some brains about our poor little Eurydactylodes Agricolae. Poor little Casanova hasn't eaten well since we got him in January, despite our best efforts - I'm hoping that once we move our corn snake in the next couple days, he'll settle down. But we took him out to check on him today, and we saw something very alarming with the end of his little tail. It looks like it's withering away, and we're super worried about him now. Here are some pics:IMG_20200730_183545.jpg

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    Do you think it's tail rot? We don't know what it is, and we're super worried about him. We have a tiny bit of shed off the end of his tail from a couple of weeks ago, and it looked fine.

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    I haven't seen this with this particular type of gecko but I've seen it with leopard geckos. The cause is often some constriction of circulation with a shed, catching the tip of the tail in something or a burn because the tail got near something too hot. I'd bet on the first as an issue. There's not much you can do about it. I don't know if this species regenerates the tail but either way, often what happens is that the tail tip dries up and falls up and in the species that regenerate, a new tail tip starts to grow. It's just important to make sure the symptoms aren't continuing to move up the tail. I think it's more concerning that you're having other health problems with this gecko. I guess there's a chance that whatever the underlying cause is, you're seeing a range of problems due to that. I hope the vet is helpful.

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    I don't think it's a shed constriction, like I said, we got a bit of tail shed from his enclosure a couple weeks ago, and it looked just fine. There's the tiniest tip of a little bit of stuck shed on the very tip of his tail, but it might not even be actually around his tail, we can't tell. There's not really anywhere he could burn himself, unless he's been sitting too close to his heat/UV lamp. He doesn't really go that high except at night. We don't know about any other health problems, he just hasn't been eating much. Like I said, we have our corn snake nearby, so we're wondering if the presence of predator smell is stressing him out. We put him in a little deli cup with a damp paper towel for a little bit to see if that helps anything.

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    It's definitely worth a try. Good luck with him.

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