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    If you read below the picture it states "*ganked the image from Eel Noob's thread" It's not the OP's gecko.

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    It is, this picture is not of my girl but from another thread on here. My girls tail looks the same I just didnt have a picture of it at 4am

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    ohh ok my mistake. sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiedyegecko View Post
    Hopefuly the extra weight won't cause your gecko to walk funny or develop hip displaysia(sp?) My friend droped his geckos tail when she started not being able to walk right and now she walks like a normal gecko. The extra weight was just too much for her.
    I would not reccomend doing this unless you see a vet first. Forcing a gecko to drop its tail can cause uneccessary stress IMO.

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    It can be a hip thing but often is a calcium issue, not nessesarily from floppy tail, but if FTS is sever it can cause his rotation. Once the hips rotate, she can still be a healthy pet but if you ever decided you wanted to breed, she isnt breedable now, she could have complications from egg laying and not be able to pass them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin311 View Post
    if i am not mistaken, in the first picture the gecko appears to be a male to me? or is it just me?
    Man, I was thinking the SAME thing...well, atleast im not crazy by myself.
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    My Nibbler has the same problem. I attribute it to her always sleeping curled up, always to the left.
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    I would need see a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katieam View Post
    I would not reccomend doing this unless you see a vet first. Forcing a gecko to drop its tail can cause uneccessary stress IMO.

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    It's my friends gecko. Not sure of what his name is on here.
    I felt that it was nessacery for her to drop the tail and it was a good choice for his particular situation. She no longer has hip rotation. I would only suggest doing this if her hips start to rotate and yes It's a good idea to see a vet first.

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    My gecko Salmon Bob has the same thing and he always sleeps curled up on the bottom of the tank. He almost never hangs out on the sides (he can climb just fine, he just prefers the bottom) I haven't noticed any other problems with him, but if yours develops health problems please let me know!

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