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    I've had my crested gecko for a week and since I've just started handling him it seems like he has lost some toes on his back feet. I've taken a picture, but it's not the best because hes so little and skittish still. What do I do about this? Will he continue to lose toes?

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    The questions is whether he's lost toes or whether he hatched without some of his toes. I've mostly bred leopard geckos and I do have some that hatched with missing toes.

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    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    How many toes do you see on each foot? The spacing between toes that your photo shows seems to be normal.
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    The back right looks like there are 3 toes, almost like 2 are smushed together but they never come apart, and the other looks like there are 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rlhanshew View Post
    The back right looks like there are 3 toes, almost like 2 are smushed together but they never come apart, and the other looks like there are 4.
    How many toes do the front feet have?

    Is there some chance the toes are stuck together by skin that he only partially shed? Perhaps he hatched that way?
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    He has 5 on the front. Im wondering if he had hatched that way because the two middle toes on the back feet are so much bigger than the other toes on those feet. I've wiggled his back toes to see if they come apart but they are stuck together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rlhanshew View Post
    He has 5 on the front. Im wondering if he had hatched that way because the two middle toes on the back feet are so much bigger than the other toes on those feet. I've wiggled his back toes to see if they come apart but they are stuck together.
    Did he have all 20 toes to begin with?

    Cresties don't lose toes for no reason.
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    When I got him his toes were already like this. Hes very young, he only weights 2g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rlhanshew View Post
    When I got him his toes were already like this. Hes very young, he only weights 2g.
    It sounds like he hatched this way. He should keep his remaining toes.

    Has he adapted? Can he climb glass or plastic sides well?
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