Can you tell when a gecko will drop it's tail?

Discussion in 'Rhacodactylus (Crested) Geckos' started by stina3246, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. stina3246

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    :?: Just curious. Are there any signs when a gecko is stressed enough to drop it's tail? I have a crestie and I know that if they do drop it, it won't grow back She's not crazy about being handled so I take her out for a short period of time every day to get her used to it but I don't want her to get stressed and drop her tail.
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  2. JEFFREH

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  3. JEFFREH

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    Thats a pretty crested gecko I must say. Gorgeous. Age is a big factor as well, if It's older, then there is a good chance that it's not going to drop its tail unless you really force it too.

    Heres a good idea that will make handlinga much more enjoyable experience. Show the gecko your hand, and pets its head down to the neck. No farther than mid back, they can't see that region and may be worried. Try feeding a favorite fruit babyfood from the finger outside the cage. Then they will soon learn that coming out mean food!
     

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