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    A customer of mine who isn't active on the forums sent me this picture today. It is one of the few examples of an incomplete twinning in crested geckos where the animal actually hatched (with help) and is still alive. So is it one animal with two heads or two animals with one body? I don't know I just thought I would blow your mind for a second.

    This is bicephaly and is similar to the two headed snakes you sometimes see. So far the little guy/girl has not eaten but seems to be moving about and acting normal otherwise. I'll update as info and better pictures come in. Oh and don't blame me for the photo quality!

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    Woah snap! Probably one baby two heads? Unless the female only laid one egg?

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    are both heads functioning?

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    Very interesting! Thanks for posting Matt! I wonder which one is eats out of?
    0.0.1 R. ciliatus
    1.0 R. auriculatus
    0.0.1 R. leachianus


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    Right head is dominant but both seem alert. So far no eating.

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    woah! The eyes are so close together, I've never seen the heads so fused together on any herp. I would assume conjoined twins. I hope the little guy(s)/gal(s) have a happy life. Hopefully we can get a progress report on how the kiddo(s) does.
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    so bizzare but so interesting at the same time, What is the survival rate on two-headed animals? In humans obviously more conjoined.. But i haven't seen Many older 2 headed animals

    6.9.4.7 R. Ciliatus
    1.0.0 Brooksi King

    1.1.0 Pantherophis guttatus

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    TRULY UNBELIEVABLE!!! HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE A CUSTOMER THAT IS NOT ACTIVE ON THESE FORUMS?!?!? FOR SHAME, MATT!
    Oh, and the gecko is interesting too.

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    Crazy...

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    Some new pics.
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