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    Default she lost her tail!!!

    what do i do now ? should i take her to the vet and get her stiches? i put some campho phenique ( i think thats how you spell it) it has stuff in it to help with any pain and help it heal up and keep it from getting infected but is there a way to bandage it or something? should i wash it out ? im so worried and it was so grose the way it wiggled!!!!!
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    yes it is prety icky when they loose their tails but it happens. dont worry about. they have it covered naturally

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    so ishouldent worry about it getting infected???? it looks so painful do you think it hurts alot???
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    if you keep her on any type of natural substrate you may want to switch her over to paper towels for a week or so while it heals. You can gently clean it with some diluted chlorhexiderm solution or mild antibacterial soap and warm water to clean out any debris that has collected in that area. Let is stay open to the air to heal well, no need to keep applying ointments or other topicals to the area. Cresties have been dropping their tails in the wild for thousands of years without ill effects. Let nauture take it's course, but keep her environment clean daily to help cut down on the possibility of infection.

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    thanx i allready put her in a much smaller tank with jst a small silk plant some bowls and paper towls ill go ahead and flush out the wound with warm watter and keep you updated !!!
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    Try not to worry about it too much. I read in de Vosjoli and Fast's new book that they have seen maybe ONE adult in the wild ever with a tail. (Plus they timed it once when a gecko's tail fell off. It wiggled for 5 or 6 minutes, I think. Ewww. ) I would feel awful too, but she'll probably jump even easier now once she gets back into her original cage.....
    "Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight;
    You gotta kick at the darkness 'till it bleeds daylight....."
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    not only do they wiggle for a few minutes, but once they stop wiggling, you can start them again by hitting them on something .... I know weird and gross... but it's kind of amusing.

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    lol how long can you restart this "process" for?
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    omg all i can say is EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!
    gecko luv!! so much better than human luv dont you think? men sux!

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    I couldn't imagine having to get stitches for every gecko that dropped it's tail. That would be a serious vet bill

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